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An epic celebration of arts, culture, and summer’s sweet end, EAFA had more than 170 artists and craftspeople selling work done in 16 different mediums, over fifty performances on three stages, and for the youngsters, an abundance of hands-on arts projects, kids-oriented performances, and a Kidsfest parade. And besides all that, the EAFA featured demonstrations on sustainability, and a variety local and regional organizations, and tons of delicious food offerings. Our BAD dancers gave a beautiful performance Sunday afternoon; it was delightful to see the aerial dance blended with the talents of Buffalo’s other favorite dance groups.
This year we were welcomed into the Festival by Hala and Lalo, a duo of SteamPunk Stilt Walkers. This delightfully quirky festival offers a world of inventors, creators, live artists, authors, chefs, musicians, side show performers, and fermentation artists. We look forward to it every year!
Old Falls Street and 24 Below Gallery put on a fabulous display of whimsy and sparkles for this free family-friendly event. The festivities included arts & crafts, costume making, dance performances, story telling, and a night-time glowing parade. Mother nature cooperated with us so that we could entertain the kiddos with some high flying silks and lyra performance, although she did give us quite a bit of wind, making our performance challenging but extra flowy.
Gracing the skies of Silo City always feels majestic; there’s nothing like a 100 foot grain silo to make you feel like being 20 feet in the air is NBD. The backdrop created by the silos, the industrial landscape, and the river are like no other. This time we had the added pleasure of Sportman’s stellar selection of Americana music, which inspired our sets. Big thanks to all the bands, the Sportsman’s Americana Foundation, and everyone who came out to celebrate on what turned out to be a pretty perfect day.
The Solstice Festival was full of whimsy: fairy houses, flower crowns, fanciful costumes, graceful dancers and of course high flying performance from the Buffalo Aerial Dance team. It was a pleasure and honor to perform in this gorgeous scenery, with the headliner Lehrer Dance dancing on the colorful Niagara ’79 painted lot to celebrate its reopening. Magic by Paul Antonio, drumming by Slyboots, and fire performance by Pyromancy rounded out the event, making it a joyous celebration of both the solstice and the resurgence of performing arts culture in Buffalo.
Creating alternatives to reality has long been the domain of art, using the artificial to step out of the current circumstances and step back into them with a different perspective. Let us offer you a few paths in and out of the current state of affairs and touch those forgotten corners of your mind with dynamic dance performance and provocative visual arts. Relish the delights of these artists who all work diligently on Great Arrow Factory’s 3rd floor, and enjoy the opportunity to step into the life of an artist yourself! This event is ALL AGES; ID’s will be checked for cash bar access, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well. This event features FLEXIBLE TICKETING. Purchase tickets online or at the door to whatever sparks your fancy, or take advantage of our PACKAGE DEAL: all three for $20. Purchase the package deal by March 30, and receive a free drink ticket! Purchase Tickets Here 5:30 – Doors open 6:00-9:00 – Arts Reception //included with all tickets Cash bar, appetizer, and artists meet and greet inside the studios of Bruce Adams, Dave
The Taste of Paradise celebrates the opening of the spring flower exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. The venue could not be more beautiful, and we were so grateful to add to the gorgeous scenery. The photos say it all for this one. Video coming soon! More info
We love performing at the Imperial Court Masquerade! The performers and the ICB community are amazing to hang out with, and the costumes never disappoint. This year’s theme channeled the glamour of Old Hollywood. Photos courtesy of Loop Magazine
This year the Witches Ball kicked up the fancy with a new location in the gorgeous Statler City downtown. The theme was Heavenly Inferno with a heavenly and hellish theme in each room. This event feels like a mini-festival; it is it displays the abundance of local talent in the most wonderfully weird ways. The cup of Buffalove definitely runeth over as homegrown performances and costumes reach a prime level: it is truly a feast for the senses! Some of our favorite performance from this year included a Phantom of the Opera Medley by Cortney Costanzo, The Alice in Wonderland original dance by the Foxy Diamonds, African drumming and amazing feats of skill by the Slyboots Circus, a fantastically talented magician, burlesque by Femme Noir, and fabulous music by John Ceglia, who was a guest DJ from the original Studio 54 in NYC, Dave Schultz and CO Jones. Every year, the Witches Ball is a treasure and a treat not to be missed! A big thank you to Shawn Wright and Paul Fanfara of Living in the Buff for the fabulous