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Buffalo’s creative roots run deep. There’s a rich artistic vibe that infuses the entire community, from the masterworks of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to the regional treasures of the Burchfield Penney Art Center to small but influential institutions like the Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo Arts Studio, Squeaky Wheel, Anderson Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, CEPA Gallery or Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum.

You’ll also find countless artist-run studios and public works of art tucked away throughout the city in a never-ending array of visual delights. Nearby, you’ll find one of America’s largest and oldest outdoor art experiences at the Griffis Sculpture Park.

From art festivals, First Friday art openings and interdisciplinary arts centers to literary masterworks, architecture, gardens and cuisine, something in Buffalo’s air inspires creativity across many mediums. Art is more than an attraction here. It’s part of Buffalo’s fabric.

For true art aficionados, we’ve plotted out all of Buffalo’s can’t miss creative spots in two itineraries – one on galleries and museums, and the other on public art.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has temporarily closed its Elmwood Avenue campus to begin the construction phase of its AK360 Campus Development and Expansion Project. As part of the project, the museum will construct a signature new building on the north side of its campus and renovate its current facilities.

Albright-Knox Northland, a new project space at 612 Northland Avenue in Buffalo, will open on January 17, 2020. The new Buffalo AKG Art Museum is expected to open in Spring 2022 on the Elmwood Avenue campus.

Art Truck
The museum’s new Art Truck, a mobile center for hands-on artmaking, brings art activities, classes, and workshops for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability into the communities of Western New York. View upcoming Art Truck events here.