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Merging Mediums Exhibition: 3/2

"Merging Mediums" will showcase the work of 27 artists ranging in style and medium including painting, sculpture, interactive art, music, poetry, and dance. The exhibition will feature a collective of Western New York artists who participated in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) conference hosted by Arts Services Initiative of WNY (ASI) in [...]

Merging Mediums Exhibition: 3/22018-03-07T13:43:15-04:00

Fundraiser for ASI: NOLA Fest!

NOLA FEST is a fundraiser for Arts Services Initiative of WNY and NOLA Pay It Forward. Friday, September 22 5 PM - 8PM Flying Bison Brewery 840 Seneca Street, Buffalo The event is FREE with $5 beer and food tickets available upon arrival. Cajun style food buffet Music by Buffalo Brass Machine Soda by Saranac [...]

Fundraiser for ASI: NOLA Fest!2017-10-03T09:05:54-04:00

NYS Artists Apply for an Artist Residency in Quebec in 2016-17

This is a grant opportunity for three New York State artists to go to Quebec for a three month residency with a partner in that region.  All artistic disciplines and host sites (in the Province of Quebec) are welcome.  Applications for residencies outside of Montreal are encouraged. Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at [...]

NYS Artists Apply for an Artist Residency in Quebec in 2016-172016-09-01T11:51:32-04:00

Rick Smith & the Twang Gang take the stage to benefit ASI

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Sportsmens Tavern 326 Amherst Street Buffalo, New York 14207 7:00PM - 10:00PM $20 tickets at the door Thanks to the generosity of Rick Smith and the Twang Gang, proceeds will go to ASI and help us continue our work in the 5 counties of WNY for the arts and cultural community. Join [...]

Rick Smith & the Twang Gang take the stage to benefit ASI2016-08-15T16:40:29-04:00

Enter the Battle of the Corporate Bands

November 5, 2016 at Town Ballroom …we are gearing up now!!!  Enter your corporate band today and show’em who is boss! 9 bands from local corporations will take the stage to B-A-T-T-L-E.  Download and complete the registration form to be one of the nine bands!!!  Do you have what it takes to win??  CLICK HERE [...]

Enter the Battle of the Corporate Bands2016-10-04T13:20:35-04:00

Make Music WNY

Make Music Western NY is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.  Participate in one of the large-scale mass appeals or pick a location, set-up and PLAY!!! Buffalo: Join the Guitar Mass Appeal at Wilkeson Pointe, 6:00-8:30 pm.  Join the [...]

Make Music WNY2016-06-07T12:58:13-04:00

Announces 3rd Annual ‘Spark’ Cultural Awards

Event "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture" is May 25 at The Hotel @ The Lafayette Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, [...]

Announces 3rd Annual ‘Spark’ Cultural Awards2016-04-05T12:58:42-04:00

Corporate Battle of the Bands rocks out Saturday

Eight teams of business professionals will set aside their suits and ties in favor of guitars and microphones Saturday afternoon. It’s part of the region’s first Corporate Battle of the Bands, a fundraiser for Give for Greatness, a program of the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI). Tracey Drury, Reporter, Buffalo Business First [...]

Corporate Battle of the Bands rocks out Saturday2016-01-06T15:29:15-04:00

Corporate performers band together to support Give for Greatness

Program features eight live bands in concert Inspired by events of its kind in other cities, the first "Battle of the Corporate Bands" in Buffalo will feature corporate sponsors and their competing bands of the most unlikely musicians - such as bankers, PR executives, accountants, lawyers, software engineers and others. The four-hour event will kick off at 2 p.m. [...]

Corporate performers band together to support Give for Greatness2016-01-16T11:40:56-04:00

Culturals hope free Museum Day admission will lead to repeat visits

Tod Kniazuk, at the podium, along with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and representatives from various cultural institutions talked about the importance of this month's National Museum Day. More than a dozen area museums and cultural institutions are seizing an opportunity to expose the arts to more people. At least 15 such organizations across Western New [...]

Culturals hope free Museum Day admission will lead to repeat visits2016-01-07T13:53:43-04:00
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