With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.

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Out of Sight! Art of the Senses

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Sunday, Feb. 4th
$6 - $12; 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Out of Sight! Art of the Senses brings together contemporary works of art that actively engage with how our bodies meet the wider world through the five basic senses. The artists in this exhibition have created experiences that incorporate viewers into the creative process, inviting them to become fully immersed in art that must be smelled, tasted, heard, and felt.

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Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli Avant-Garde Art

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Saturday, Jan. 6th
M-F: 9 AM-8 PM, Sat: 10-5 PM, Sun: 10-3 PM

Place Relations is a new programming initiative that will take shape as an ongoing exhibition and performance series exploring notions of cultural identity from a variety of places around the world. The inaugural iteration Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli Avant Garde Art features a shifting roster of artists from Israel whose rotating work will be placed in a series of conversations with one another.  In addition to the many full scale gallery installs, there will be additional film screenings and other related programming throughout the run of the exhibition.

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Resident Artist Exhibit and Sale

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Friday, Dec. 22nd
Tues-Fri: 10-5 PM, Sat: 10-2 PM

Find your treasure at this sale of works from Buffalo area artists.  Includes a large variety of affordable original artworks in a range of media including painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and more.  Over 100 artworks will fill both galleries as well as the community space and gift shop for this special event.  Check site for times.

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Julian Montague: Fictions

Friday, Dec. 8th - Saturday, Dec. 16th
Free; Fridays 12pm-7pm; Saturdays 12:30pm-4pm

Fictions centers on Montague’s conceptual faux books, posters and other ephemera, which have been a large part of his art practice for the last several years. The show consists of over 100 posters and other printed materials related to a fictional 1970s art institution called “The Thorold Gallery.”

This many layered installation includes a sound component created by Ulysses Atwhen (aka D.Olivier Delrieu-Schulze). Atwhen’s original music, mixed in quad (4-Channel) to a 4-track reel-to-reel tape format, will be reproduced in an audio installation within the gallery. A fictionalized version of Atwhen appears in several of the exhibited pieces (mainly a series of faux record covers that feature his name), contextualizing the music within the fictional space of The Thorold Gallery.

Meet the artist November 30 at 6pm.

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Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney

Friday, Dec. 8th
Free; 10am-8pm

On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney. Gallery admission is free all day with special events and programs beginning at 5:30pm.

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Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

Friday, Dec. 15th - Saturday, Dec. 16th
Free; Fri: 4-8 PM, Sat: 11-5 PM

The Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace features book artists, craftspeople of all mediums, printers, and other handmade/self published/locally produced items.  All items for sale MUST be either handmade or designed by the artist.

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First Fridays at the Gallery

Friday, Jan. 5th - Friday, Dec. 6th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

On the first Friday of every month, the public is invited to visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with interactive events and activities suitable for all ages, most of which is free (special exhibitions may require a fee). 


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Joe Diebold

Saturday, Jan. 13th - Sunday, Feb. 25th
$6 - $11; From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Arcangel Gallery Exhibit:  Joe is a local photographer who specializes primarily in Wedding, Family and Nature photography.  Joe and his wife started visiting the Botanical Gardens as a way to escape the cold winter weather, and fell in love with its beauty.  Joe has been photographing different exhibits for the past few years and his photography was featured in Under the Dome, the Botanical Gardens newsletter.

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Art of Jazz: Monty Alexander

Sunday, Jan. 28th
$29; 3:00 PM

More than 50 years after moving to the U.S. from his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly and delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message.

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A Woman’s Work

Thursday, Feb. 22nd
From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Buffalo Chamber Players presents the music of women composers who fought against the societal restrictions limiting their music from the public sphere. This program highlights works from the Baroque to today, including compositions by Barbara Strozzi, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Florence Price.

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