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Area musicians and actors collaborate to present Curtain Up! Weekend concert to benefit Give for Greatness

Program features songs from popular musicals The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with actors and organizations from the Buffalo theater community, will present "The Best of Broadway" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle Buffalo. Event proceeds benefit Give for Greatness, a program of Arts Services Initiative of Western [...]

Area musicians and actors collaborate to present Curtain Up! Weekend concert to benefit Give for Greatness2016-01-08T14:34:39-05:00

Artpark artist seeking community-created clay works for park installation

Make a piece at Artpark's Free Family Saturdays this weekend Niagara County artist Karen Sirgey will be implementing her community art installation at Artpark this August. She will explore the theme of "Contribution" by inviting the public to participate in the creation of her large-scale sculpture. This Saturday, July 25, Sirgey welcomes the community to [...]

Artpark artist seeking community-created clay works for park installation2016-01-12T15:14:32-05:00

Buffalo Cultural Cards are here for the holidays

Not sure what to get your loved ones this holiday season. Well, look no further! Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) has reintroduced a crowd favorite when it comes to shopping for culturally inclined people. It’s a deck of cards filled with amazing deals and discounts at local cultural institutions – Buffalo Cultural [...]

Buffalo Cultural Cards are here for the holidays2015-12-22T15:56:58-05:00

Initiative seeks to spread arts communitywide

The Arts Services Initiative of WNY has launched a new program aimed at increasing access to the region’s arts and cultural scene. The Arts Access program will connect individuals to free and low-cost arts and cultural programming through free tickets and an online database of free and low-cost opportunities. Tracey Drury, Buffalo Business First Reporter- [...]

Initiative seeks to spread arts communitywide2017-02-12T01:02:31-05:00

Arts Access program to give qualifying residents free tickets to cultural events

Holders of EBT cards eligible for free program As more than 20 Western New York theaters prepare for tonight’s annual Curtain Up! celebration, a Buffalo arts group is launching a program to provide free tickets to theater productions and other arts activities to poor residents. The Arts Access program, announced today by the Arts Services [...]

Arts Access program to give qualifying residents free tickets to cultural events2015-12-11T14:42:33-05:00

ECHDC Announces Grants for 2013 Buffalo River Programming

The waterfront is coming alive with each passing summer season. We’ve see advancements at the Inner Harbor, the Outer Harbor, parks along Black Rock Channel, the Erie Basin Marina, and of course The Buffalo River. To add to the momentum, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) has announced a chunk of funding that will [...]

ECHDC Announces Grants for 2013 Buffalo River Programming2015-12-10T16:29:06-05:00

Blazing a path through history

Governor hosts a conference designed to exploit state's cultural tourism resources ALBANY — Forget about natural gas trapped in the Marcellus shale or the glories of the Adirondacks, at least for a moment, and consider a man-made natural resource that New York could do more to exploit: its history. More than 200 historians, museum directors, [...]

Blazing a path through history2015-12-02T14:00:12-05:00

Come on down to the waterfront

Theater, music, film and art are among the more than 500 events planned along Canalside and the Buffalo River For many years, the most popular events of Buffalo’s hyperactive summer culture have been held in certain expected places: It’s a given, for instance, that crowds will flock weekly to the grassy median at Elmwood Avenue [...]

Come on down to the waterfront2015-12-02T12:04:42-05:00

ECHDC Launches Summer Programming on the Buffalo River/Ohio Street Corridor

(WKBW release) The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation on Wednesday joined with Congressman Brian Higgins, Margaret Overdorf of the Valley Community Association, Tod Kniazuk of the Western New York Arts Services Initiative, entrepreneur Mark Goldman and representatives from Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe and the Hispanic Youth Music Project to launch the first season of summer programming along [...]

ECHDC Launches Summer Programming on the Buffalo River/Ohio Street Corridor2015-12-01T13:06:36-05:00

Cultural, anti-violence fund OK’d

Arts and cultural groups and organizations working to combat violence in the City of Buffalo will share $200,000 in grants under a spending plan approved Friday that contains only minor changes from what was proposed by Mayor Byron W. Brown. City lawmakers unanimously ratified a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year that establishes a “cultural [...]

Cultural, anti-violence fund OK’d2017-02-12T01:02:31-05:00
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