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.

Upcoming Events › Art

The Unseen Marion Faller

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, Jul. 8th
Mon-Fri: 9-8 PM, Sat: 10-5 PM, Sun: 10-3 PM

CEPA Gallery, is pleased to announce this exhibition and sale by artist/photographer Marion Faller.  This is the most comprehensive survey of the late artist’s work.  Her diverse artistic practice, laced with humor and a social documentarian’s eye, encompassed early black and white work, collage, pioneering xerographic art.  In later years, full-color large-scale photography capturing public displays of religious customs, cultural traditions, and seasonal events.

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We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-85

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 27th
Tues-Sun: 10-5 PM

Focusing on the work of black women artists, this exhibit examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color.  It’s the first exhibition to highlight their voices and experiences, in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history during this significant period. The exhibition features a wide array of work by a diverse group who lived at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds and radical political movements.

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Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Saturday, May. 26th
Tues-Fri: 11-5 PM, Sat: 1-5 PM

This exhibition, the first large-scale museum survey devoted to artworks Conrad presented in museum and gallery settings, is part of an ongoing reappraisal of his creative achievement. Because of the extraordinary scope of his contributions to art and culture, this may yet be seen as only an “introduction.”  This shows Conrad to be an unparalleled innovator in the mediums of painting, sculpture, film, video, performance, and installation.

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Ann Parker

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Monday, May. 28th
$6 - $11; From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Florescence – Using vintage manual lenses on a digital camera, Ann captures color, light, shadow, depth, and movement in flowers and leaves.  With the manual lenses, (from 1960-1985) the photos take on a painterly look, giving the finished photo an Impressionistic quality.

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Matisse and the Art of Jazz

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, Jun. 17th
$12; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Henri Matisse recognized the expressive potential of printmaking, and over the course of his career, he created a large body of graphic works that both informed and rearticulated themes he explored in other mediums. During the 1930s, the artist started making collages as studies for paintings and sculptures by arranging cut paper into decorative configurations. Bedridden during a prolonged convalescence, he began to consider further the possibilities that “painting with scissors” offered—an experiment that endured for the last decade of his life. Jazz is one of the fantastical imaginings to hail from this period and the only book both written and illustrated by Matisse

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Paula Sciuk Solo Art Exhibit

Thursday, Apr. 26th - Saturday, Apr. 28th
Free Admission; From: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…they are made with the eye, heart and head.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Friday, Apr. 27th - Sunday, Apr. 29th
$20; From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

A continuous installation, audiences are welcome to remain for the three hour duration, or enter and exit as they please.  This new three-day performance installation by long-time collaborators, Tim Stegner and Frank Napolski, features 12 paid security guards as performers, with a data-driven sound and lighting design overlaying their movements. Exploring the basic elements of performance, they challenge the norms of observer and observed in this “readymade” performance.

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Fairy and Gnome Festival

Saturday, Apr. 28th
$6 - $11; From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Celebrate spring with our mythical friends! Visitors young and young-at-heart are welcome to join us for fun activities all day long, including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites.  S

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Art and Garden Show

Saturday, Apr. 28th - Sunday, Apr. 29th
$5; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Over 110 artists will be arriving and displaying their work from all over the greater Buffalo area as well as Rochester, Syracuse, and Ithaca. Many of them have participated in shows and festivals throughout the USA.  All create their own craft!  All parking off-site at Moog: 7021 Seneca Street, with Free shuttle from there.

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First Fridays at the Gallery

Friday, May. 4th - Friday, Dec. 7th
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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