Monday, June 01, 2009

Allentown Art Fest

Buffalo, New York
Sat., June 13 - Sun., June 14, 2009 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Allentown Art Festival takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo, New York. Tens of Thousands art patrons visit the Festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo's weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts presented by the over 400 juried exhibitors.

In Buffalo, New York, on one special weekend each June, it is indeed art that makes life for the tens of thousands of people who visit the Allentown Art Festival. Since its modest beginnings as a small art show in 1958, the Allentown has become not only Buffalo’s urban rite, but a symbol for the enduring character of this re-emerging rustbelt region. It has earned an important place in Buffalo’s cultural and social life and a national reputation for excellence.
The Allentown Art Festival is especially remarkable, having persevered and prospered for over 40 years largely due to the members of the Allentown Village Society, Inc., whose active number of unpaid volunteers has seldom grown beyond 30. Their labors have borne fruit beyond the annual Allentown Art Festival weekend and beyond the boundaries of the Allentown neighborhood of Buffalo.
Once, a small art show was a catalyst for the vibrant rebirth of the unique part of the city of Buffalo called “Allentown”.

Yours truly is not officially participating, but I'll have work up at College Street Gallery and possibly B West Gallery. I'll be there, wandering around enjoying the great spectacle, good food and fabulous people watching! Plus it's in my very own neighborhood!


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