Buffalo Arts Community

(Photo by Bill Badzo)

Buffalo’s arts community has deep roots, wide impact, and a unique regional sense of identity. The Creative Arts Initiative shares leadership and encourages partnership and collaboration with Buffalo’s leading artistic and cultural institutions.

Buffalo has a long and rich history of nurturing cutting edge artistic expression — from venerated institutions, like the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, dating back to the city's early era as the richest in the country — to those from the mid-’70s, when Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo started the artist-run center Hallwalls to feature visual artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and performance artists.

Burchfield Penney Art Center logo.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery logo.
Just Buffalo Literary Center logo.
CEPA Gallery logo.
Shea's Performing Arts Center logo.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex logo.
Western New York Book Arts Center logo.
El Museo logo.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra logo.
Theatre Alliance of Buffalo logo.
squeaky wheel logo.
Hallways logo.
Lehrer Dance logo.
echo fair logo.