* - Volunteer opportunities exist with these organizations.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery*
1285 Elmwood Avenue
World-class collections with a focus on modern: Matisse, Picasso, Pollock, Van Gogh, and Warhol
Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m./M&T First Fridays 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Admission: $12/adults, $8/seniors(62 and older), $8/students(13 and up), $5/children (6-12), free/children (5 and under)
Free 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturdays
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society*
1 Museum Court
Wars, presidents, and a celebration for the world. Explore Buffalo's rich and wild history inside an original 1901 Pan-American Exposition building.
Museum: Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $7/adults, $5/seniors (age 60+). $5/students (13-21), $2.50/children (7-12)
Burchfield Penney Art Center*
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Western New York artists featuring noted watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield and his daring, dynamic scenes of nature.
Hours and admission. Closed Mondays/holidays.
Big Orbit Gallery
30d Essex Street
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday - Monday by appointment
Free and open to the public
African-American Cultural Center
350 Masten Avenue
African world studies archives; cultural enrichment activities; Paul Robeson Theatre (see "theaters")
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.Friday and Saturday
Art Dialogue Gallery/Western New York Artists Group*
1 Linwood Avenue
Regional artist exhibits, lectures, and workshops
Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Buffalo Arts Studio
Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street, Suite 500
Not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and regular public exposure for regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, and to enrich the community with art classes, mural programs, and public art. Exhibitions, public art projects, and classes help the studio serve as a cultural center.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday
11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Saturday
Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau
617 Main Street, Suite 200
Extensive visitor information and travel planning resources
(716) 852-0511 or 1-800-BUFFALO
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry Street, North Tonawanda, New York
Carnegie Art Center is a catalyst for cultural, economic and community development. A multi-disciplinary arts space, it challenges the community with exhibitions of contemporary art, engages children and adults with vibrant art and dance classes, develops professional workshops for artists and organizations, and supports regional cultural tourism efforts. It was originally built in 1904 as the City of North Tonawanda’s public library, funded by philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday - Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday
Market Arcade, 617 Main Street, Suite 201
Focus on photography: exhibits, public darkroom/digital facilities, educational programs, lectures, film/video screenings
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
New and emerging musical, visual, media, performing, and literary art
Small cinema, theater
Gallery exhibits free.
Open: Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays
Just buffalo literary center
Market Arcade Building, 617 Main Street, Suite 202A (2.50 miles)
Readings/events with established and emerging writers, writing workshops; performances, fellowships, publications, children's/school programs; resources for teachers
Nina Freudenheim Gallery
140 North Street
Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday and Monday by appointment
712 Main St.
Affordable access to film media production equipment; film, video, and computer production workshops; screenings of local, independent films, touring programs, public access cable programming, production services, installations, publications, video/print library
$30/year student membership
Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum
Art Museum, P.O. Box 1938, Niagara University
Situated at the center of Niagara University, the Castellani Art Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment and educational potential of the visual arts. The Museum houses and displays a distinguished collection of contemporary art. The Museum's mission is dedicated to the professional care and preservation of this artwork. Efforts are underway to provide access to the collection and its documentation.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday
Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center (15 acres)
2001 Union Road, West Seneca
Like Charles E. Burchfield's dynamic watercolors, nature and art merge in this unique setting with trails, outdoor art exhibits, gardens, and indoor galleries. Art and nature programs, lectures, concerts, arts/crafts classes, workshops with accomplished artists.
Open year round.
Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday selected hours, Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Griffis Sculpture Park
6902 Mill Valley Road, East Otto, New York
More than 200 original sculptures displayed on a canvas of nature among hills and along trails.
Park closed winter (after October 31), except for arranged tours/events.
Admissions: $5/adults, $3/seniors & students, free/children under 12
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. May 1 thru October 31
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue, Rochester, New York
A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary movements, the Gallery offers a panorama of the world's art.
Closed Monday, Tuesday and major holidays
Wednesday - Sunday; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday; 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $12.00/general, $8.00/Senior Citizens and active and reserve military personnel, $5.00/College students with ID and children ages 6-18, half price general admission on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.