63 Years of Supporting the Arts in WNY
The Allentown Art Festival takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo, New York during the second weekend in June. The festival started in 1958 and is one of the longest running and most respected art shows in the United States. The festival is presented by the Allentown Art Festival, Inc. The Society is a non profit group founded by local shop owners in 1958. Our mission is to support the arts in Buffalo.
Each year, tens of thousands of art patrons visit the festival to enjoy the charm and character of the Allentown neighborhood. Over 400 juried artists set up along the streets surrounded by beautiful, historic architecture. Patrons are treated to seeing beautiful works of art and having the opportunity to meet the artists. We encourage artists to demonstrate their techniques and interact with the public.
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Thanks To The Exhibitors And The Allentown Community
For Your Support For 63 Years
The Allentown Art Festival, Inc would like you to know where our net revenues go. Here is a look at the recent past years. From 1991 through 2018, these organizations have benefitted because you supported the ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL each year.
Donations - Totaling More Than $400,000
Birchfield Penney Art Center, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Board of Education Art Department, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo Olmsted Parks, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Police Reserves, Buffalo Society of Artist, East Aurora Art Society, Erie County Sheriff's Mounted Division, Fine Arts League, Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site, Buffalo Police Athletic League and many more local organizations.
Buffalo Public Schools Art Department
& Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Thousands of children have attended the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Children's Concert Series at no cost to them.
Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes - $37,840
Scholarships Totaling More Than $300,000
Prizes to Exhibitors
The Allentown Art Festival presents cash prizes of over $20,000 to exhibitors each year.
The Allentown Art Festival, Inc. is a cultural not-for profit organization.
All members of the Allentown Art Festival, Inc are volunteers.