April 13, 2023
$50.00 per ticket
The Atrium at 500 Seneca
500 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY
This celebration of arts and culture will feature:
Live art activities by Teaching Artists
A dance & drum performance by The African American Cultural Center
Raffle baskets and games
Food and drinks from your favorite local
restaurants and breweries
Entertainment provided by DJ Lisa Lux
A door prize valued at $350
Taste of the Arts 2023
An evening of art, food and drink, and community!
Dance & Drum Performance by the African American Cultural Center
More than mere entertainment, The African American Cultural Center's Performing Company aims to celebrate history, convey traditions, and help to enlighten and unite communities. Each rhythm involves the values, customs and stories of African Culture. The AACC’s company focuses mainly on Traditional and contemporary West African influenced practices and choreography. Dances range from forms relating to and for rites of passage, hunting, and various celebrations and ceremonies to name a few.
We are thrilled that the African American Cultural Center will showcase a dance and drum performance at this year's Taste of the Arts!
The Art Stations
Upcycled Magnets with Cass Argeros
Did you know opaque glass is non-recyclable? Join us as we upcycle glass and turn them into beautiful magnets!
Balloon Art with Janice Spagnola
Learn from award winning balloon artist Janice Spagnola who will be on hand providing guests an opportunity to make their very own "Doggie Balloon" creation to take home or to add to a display being built throughout the evening!
Book Arts with Laura Chenault
Stop by and make a single signature pamphlet notebook with interdisciplinary artist Laura Chenault!
Community Mural with Kristin Brandt
Roll up your sleeves and get painting! Teaching Artist Kristin Brandt will guide attendees as together we create a masterpiece!
Gel Printing Cards with Emma Brittain
Emma will be leading an exciting gel printing activity. Gel printing is a monoprinting method using a squishy printing plate with acrylic paints and stencils. There are basically no bad results and endless possibilities with this exploratory method. Each participant will be able to make their own frame-worthy 5x7 greeting card.
Be sure to stop by the photo booth to take some photos, thanks to our friends at GRAVY Entertainment!
Thanks to our friends at Chestnut Hill Farm everyone who attends the Taste of the Arts can enter to win our fabulous door prize: a gift certificate worth $350 to purchase local, forest raised, acorn-finished Pork!
Take a sneak peak of what you could win!
Friends Night Out
Cooler of Wine
Spring into Summer
Thank you to our Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn and Kathy Arthurs
Food & Drink Sponsors
Thank you to our Donors
12 Gates Brewing
Aurora Sewing Center
Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Buffalo Brew Pub
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Central Rock Gym
The Crucible Art Collective
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
Freedom Run Winery
Groundwork Market Garden
Hyatt’s All Things Creative
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum
National Comedy Center
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
Revolution Indoor Cycling
Six Flags Darien Lake
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Western New York Book Arts Center