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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is proud to unveil its latest development campaign, the Adopt-a-House Program. 

On Sept. 16, BNHV and the Amherst Women’s Interclub Council unveiled many updates that were made to one of the museum’s 11 historic buildings located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. These updates were made with funds raised at the Interclub Council’s annual fundraising luncheon and raffle. 

Cheektowaga Native Seeks Music Award

Lisa Racki Barrett, a local singer/songwriter, has been nominated for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Clay’s Country Music Awards for Best Female Artist. Barrett, a Cheektowaga native and 1986 graduate of Cheektowaga Central High School, is grateful to the fans for voting her into the top spot last year and would like to make it two in a row. She’s asking for help again in the all fan-based voting contest sponsored by Clays Country Radio. To vote, visit www.clayscountry.com and click on “Vote Here in the 2014 awards.” Visitors may vote once daily per IP address through Sept. 30. Barrett took first place in another international contest two years ago with her original song, “When You Look at Me,” which she wrote in honor of her nephew, Austin, who died of cancer before his second birthday. While she grew up performing in church groups and high school musicals, “When You Look at Me” was her first experience writing a song.

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

 

Coming off its most successful year in 2013, the annual Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival makes its return from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5. A celebration of community, art and music, the festival also celebrates the beautiful fall foliage decorating the Colden landscape.

The arts festival, located in downtown Colden, will feature a variety of local exhibitors and artists selling their wares and competing for awards and prizes. Other highlights will include art created by Colden Elementary School students, a Saturday morning  farmers’ market, rummage sale, Wendel’s chicken barbecue and food vendors.

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

From quilt-making and woodworking to a fun run through the country, September at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will offer something for everyone!

Chalk Art Street Festival to Decorate Nearby London

Chalk Art Street Festival to Decorate Nearby London

 

Street art and family fun all rolled into one! That’s what you can expect when the Expressions In Chalk Street Painting Performance rolls into nearby London, Ontario’s beautiful Victoria Park from Aug. 2-4.

Expressions In Chalk is dedicated to bringing the art of street painting to citizens and artists of London and beyond through public performances and special events. Utilizing local artists and art groups, the organization strives to promote the host city as a creative art destination. This free performance of Expressions In Chalk will take place on the ice pad in Victoria Park from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Pastels are the medium and works that are produced are only temporary. 

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

On Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00PM, the Friends of Harmony male a cappella chorus will be performing a free concert on board the USS Little Rock located at the Buffalo Naval Park.  The concert will celebrate the 224th birthday of the US Coast Guard.  The music will feature songs from the "baby boomer" generation and a special patriotic salute to all of our servicemen and women around the globe.   The performance will be under a tent with plenty of seating available.   No entrance fees to board the ship and enjoy the concert.

First Annual Art Mart Highlights Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

First Annual Art Mart Highlights Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

Art Mart — a unique outdoor arts and crafts supply sale, show and swap — highlights a list of upcoming events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, artists and crafters will be offering their work for sale at this special one-day event to benefit the gallery’s Art Scholarship Fund.

Artist vendors are invited to sell their extra supplies and artwork during Art Mart, resulting in affordable art supplies for art students and individuals who would like to try a new hobby. For more information, please visit www.etjgallery.com.