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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Place Relations

Place Relations

Wednesday, Oct. 18th - 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 will feature 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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Arcangel Gallery Exhibit at the Gardens

Wednesday, Oct. 18th - Sunday, Nov. 5th
$6 - $11; From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Arcangel Gallery Exhibit

This diverse collection is presented by employees of the Botanical Gardens. This work is characterized by the unique experiences and perspectives of those who are immersed in our living museum. Pieces include photography, painting, drawing, and multi-media work inspired by life at the Botanical Gardens. 

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Kim Bellavia Art Exhibit at the Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, Oct. 18th - Sunday, Nov. 5th
$6 - $11; From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Bellavia is a sculptor/mixed media artist inspired by the landscape of state parks, woodlands and national forests in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, where she lives. Bellavia’s work depicts how nature and human nature weave themselves into the intrigue of life and the entropy of existence. Her most recent work, “Whispering from the Woods”, is a series of 25 sculptures that will travel in 2018. The sculptures are constructed using a unique process of combining disregarded materials, such as stumps, branches, moss and vines, combined with an earthen material made of clay, sand and soil. Influenced by folklore, myth and symbolism of trees from different cultures, the forms in her work reveal the human aura of trees.

Bellavia’s exhibit at the Botanical Gardens also features some of her traveling works; about 20 of her sculptures will be scattered throughout the conservatory. Visitors are encouraged to ponder each piece and enjoy the balance of art and nature.

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DIY String Art

Sunday, Oct. 22nd
$30; From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Create your own custom string art design to complement your home. You’ll get to stain the wooden base choose from over ten designs – including a Buffalo, an outline of New York State with a heart over our city, a unicorn, a shamrock, wine, and much more! Many colors to chose from!  Pre-registration required.

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DIY Travel Map

DIY Travel Map

Wednesday, Oct. 25th
$35; From: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Oh the places you will go! Do you have great memories from all the places that you’ve visited across the United States or the globe?
Create your own your own travel map with pins to display in your home. It also makes a perfect gift for one of your jet-setter friends! Choose either a USA or world map and customize with a quote your own color choices!  Boards are approximately 24″ x 24″. Pre-registration required.

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Fourth Friday at the Tri-Main Building

Friday, Oct. 27th - Friday, Nov. 24th
Free; From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Buffalo Arts Studio is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and exposure for visual artists while creating community cultural connections through exhibitions, public art, and educational programs.

The gallery and gift shop are open to the public on the fourth Friday of the month through November.  

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National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Sunday, Oct. 29th
From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival showcases the artistic achievements of Veterans from across the country in each of the five creative art therapies of music, dance, art, drama, and creative writing.. Each Festival features an art exhibit showing the first place artwork from 51 categories, and a live stage show, performed by Veterans who have achieved medal-winning status from the performing arts divisions.  Buffalo is the first city in NYS to host the NVCAF in its 20-plus year history! Over 150 Veteran artists, performing artists and craftsman will be in town for this event, which is open to the public.  Free admission, but tickets are recommended for the stage show.

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Christmas in the Country

Thursday, Nov. 2nd - Sunday, Nov. 5th
Thurs. & Fri: 10AM-9PM, Sat: 9AM-6PM, Sun: 10AM-4PM

The ultimate holiday shopping experience begins here.  In it’s 33rd year this event fills 5 buildings, with over 400 artisans.  You will find unique and only handcrafted items available from home decor to food, jewelry, candles, clothing, childrens toys – and so much more.  Interact with the artisans themselves, and whatever you don’t see one day, get a free return pass for the next day!

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2017 Quilt Show

Friday, Nov. 3rd - Sunday, Nov. 5th
$5; Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 11am-4pm

The Kenan Quilter’s Guild is proud to announce the 2017 Quilt Show “The Artistry of Quilt”. Our featured artist is Gail Schweigert. There will be more than 200 quilts from local Quilter’s. In addition to in-house Quilt appraisals, browse the boutique, food court, Chinese auction and enjoy door prizes. On-site vendors, both local and out of state, will be demonstrating techniques as well as selling products. Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm.

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First Fridays at the Gallery

Friday, Nov. 3rd - Friday, Oct. 4th
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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