This section filters information from the calendar and lists those events that have an EDUCATIONAL element to it including: Seminars, Historical, Scientific, Art Gallery Openings, Meet & Greets, Workshops, Political, Fundraisers, etc.

Educational Events

  • January 13, 2018 - February 11, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    To work only in black and white is a challenge for the artist. It forces them to express their thoughts and ideas without the use of the colors which are so fundamental to our view of the world. Only black, white and shades of grey can be used to express their vision. Texture, rhythm and movement take on greater meaning as we are forced to perceive without the benefit of the color that normally enhances our everyday life. We must participate in the work by providing an emotional color of our own. All good art plunges us into our own experiences. A black and white presentation can make us delve even deeper.

    Opening Reception - January 13, 1-4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • January 14, 2018 - February 25, 2018

    www.kenancenter.org - (716) 433-2617

    East Aurora artist, muralist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin, presents an exhibition of her work. The collection represents works from three continents and nine countries from over ten years, capturing the people, culture, architecture, and land through the lens of an artist

    Included are illustrations that celebrate the history of the Kenan Center in a specially commissioned children’s book entitled, The Place, written by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Martin

    Viewing Hours:

    • Monday - Friday, noon-5pm
    • Saturday & Sunday, 2pm-5pm
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  • January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018

    http://niagarafishingexpo.com - (716) 278-2100

    This “pure” fishing show is designed to be an “event” where attendees can spend a long weekend enjoying and learning about your favorite pastime. Now in our 5th year, the show continues to grow toward becoming the largest freshwater “fishing” show in New York State and among the largest fishing shows anywhere in the Great Lakes

    Scheduled Attractions:

    • Seminars
    • Speakers
    • Exhibitors
    • Clinics
    • Vendors

     

    Friday 3pm-9pm
    Saturday 8am-8pm
    Sunday 9am-4pm

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  • January 20, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    Join us for our 3D Printing Workshop: Participants will learn to design a simple 3D model, convert the model to G code and set up and run a basic 3D printer

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • January 24, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Come and have fun making some seasonal crafts or painting to decorate your house

    Ages 5 years and up. Free

    Registration Required

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  • January 27, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    Learn the basics of computer science by programming Alex or Steve to move through a simulated piece of a Minecraft world. Traditional programming is usually in text, but we'll use Blockly, a system that uses visual blocks that you can drag and drop to write programs.

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • January 27, 2018

    http://www.niagarawineandbeerfest.com - (716) 433-2617

    To Benefit: The Kenan Center and it's programs

    • 12 Wineries
    • 11 Breweries
    • 7 Food Vendors
    • 5 Restaurants
    • Live Music - The Observers
    • Basket Raffle
    • 50/50

     

    Pre-sale tickets are $25 each and include a souvenir tasting glass, tasting journal, and $5 food voucher that can be used at one of the on-site restaurants located in the concession area

    VIP Tickets includes all the above plus early 4pm admittance, reserved parking, $1 off wine by the bottle (from 4-5pm), and a VIP gift bag

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  • January 30, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Instructor: Scott Pedley

    The objectives of the course will be instruction and critique on the basics of Oil Painting.
    Class is for adults. A painting will be taught but adults who would like to paint another scene are welcomed. All supplies included.

    Tuesdays: Mar 31st - Apr 3rd

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  • February 1, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Instructor: Scott Pedley

    The objectives of the course will be instruction and critique on the basics of oil painting

    Ages: 8-14 years. All supplies are included

    Thursdays, February 1st – 22nd

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  • February 1, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Instructor: Scott Pedley

    The objectives of the course will be instruction and critique on the basics of Oil Painting.
    Class is for adults. A painting will be taught but adults who would like to paint another scene are welcomed. All supplies included.

    Thursdays: Feb 1st - Apr 5th

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  • February 3, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • February 6, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Instructor: Scott Pedley

    The objectives of the course will be instruction and critique on the basics of oil painting

    Ages: 8-14 years. All supplies are included

    Thursdays, February 6th – 27th

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  • February 6, 2018

    www.defiantmonkey.com/index.html#home - (716) 471-9709

    Improv Jams are simply a gathering of people who love to play, like “play dates for grown-ups.” Every week we’ll practice something fun and different, from learning new improvisational games (like you see on Whose Line Is It, Anyway?) to playing circle warm-up games to exploring long-form scene work

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  • February 7, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Come and have fun making some seasonal crafts or painting to decorate your house

    Ages 5 years and up. Free

    Registration Required

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  • February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018

    https://niagarawinetrail.org

    Spend the weekend with your sweetheart or friends tasting wine, mead, and cider paired with chocolate and other dessert samples from chocolatiers and specialty bake shops.

    Hours:

    • Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 12pm-5pm

     

    Price:

    • $22/person advance online
    • $27/person at wineries during event

     

    Price includes tax. Tickets are Valid both Weekends and include a tasting of 3 wines and a sample dessert at your choice of 10 participating wineries, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

    Designated drivers and non-drinker attendees need no tickets.

    We highly recommend groups purchasing tickets online in advance UNDER ONE ORDER

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  • February 10, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018

    https://niagarawinetrail.org

    Spend the weekend with your sweetheart or friends tasting wine, mead, and cider paired with chocolate and other dessert samples from chocolatiers and specialty bake shops.

    Hours:

    • Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 12pm-5pm

     

    Price:

    • $22/person advance online
    • $27/person at wineries during event

     

    Price includes tax. Tickets are Valid both Weekends and include a tasting of 3 wines and a sample dessert at your choice of 10 participating wineries, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

    Designated drivers and non-drinker attendees need no tickets.

    We highly recommend groups purchasing tickets online in advance UNDER ONE ORDER

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  • February 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    A black-and-white image deconstructs a scene and reduces it to its forms and tones. Distracting colors are recast as subtle shades of gray that add to a composition. With such a "restricted" palette—it's easier than ever before, and it allows us to look at our subjects more deeply, expanding the possibilities of our photography. Black-and-white can reveal different things to a photographer and viewer. As photographers, we can develop and use our ability to see in black-and-white to our advantage, expanding our aptitude for seeing the potential of what's in front of the lens. Color is the most obvious element of composition, but shape, line and texture can separate a nice picture from something that's truly special. Thinking in black-and-white will train your eye to spot the full potential of a photograph. As we re-introduce one color to a specific selection or in an intentional pattern to an image we're selectively developing and layering further meaning and focus into that image...

    Opening Reception - Feb 17, 1-4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm

     

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  • February 17, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • February 17, 2018

    www.nybeerproject.com - (716) 743-NYBP (6927)

    The WNY Brewer’s Invitational – A true VIP Experience! Celebrate the creativity happening in Western New York's thriving craft beer scene. If you’re looking for a truly unique beer "VIP experience." the Buffalo Brewer's Invitational is the premier event of the season

    Guests will receive a commemorative festival glass, a $5 voucher, good for any of the beer themed plates from the New York Beer Project menu

    • Meet the brewer's
    • Learn about the process
    • Enjoying over 50 unique beers (including Small Batch and One Offs)
    • Reservations Required (only 400 tickets)
    • 3 hour event (4 hours for card carrying BNBA Enthusiasts)
    • 20 WNY breweries
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  • February 17, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    Experience 18th century winter life on the Niagara Frontier.

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  • March 3, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • March 6, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Instructor: Scott Pedley

    The objectives of the course will be instruction and critique on the basics of oil painting

    Ages: 8-14 years of age. All supplies are included

    Tuesdays, March 6th – 27th

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  • March 8, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Instructor: Scott Pedley

    The objectives of the course will be instruction and critique on the basics of oil painting

    Ages: 8-14 years of age. All supplies are included

    Thursdays, March 8th – 29th

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  • March 9, 2018

    www.thenacc.org - (716) 282-7530

    WNYs Original Beer Tasting Event. 20+ Vendors: over 75 Menu Items

    - Local Craft Beers, Wine, Cider, Culinary pairings

    - Home brewing demonstration by Niagara Tradition Home Brew

    - Beer art on display in our main gallery

    - Live Music:

    • WhatheFolk
    • Bobby Skrzypek & The Pedestrians
    • Pangea
    • Rad Bromance
    • Billy Draws 2
    • "Silent Disco" by In Your Ear Events
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  • March 10, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • March 14, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Come and have fun making some seasonal crafts or painting to decorate your house

    Ages 5 years and up Free

    Registration Required

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  • March 17, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • March 21, 2018

    www.rivieratheatre.org - (716) 692-2113

    Q&A Tickets - Reserved Seating: $89.50

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  • March 28, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Have some fun making seasonal crafts or painting to decorate your house

    Ages 5 years and up. Free

    Registration Required

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  • March 31, 2018 - April 29, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: April 7, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • April 3, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Instructor: Scott Pedley

    The objectives of the course will be instruction and critique on the basics of oil painting. Ages: 8-14 years

    All supplies are included

    Tuesdays, April 3rd – 24th

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  • April 5, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Instructor: Scott Pedley

    The objectives of the course will be instruction and critique on the basics of oil painting. Ages: 8-14 years

    All supplies are included

    Thursdays, April 5th – 26th

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  • April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

    https://niagarawinetrail.org

    Experience wine & food pairing on the Niagara Wine Trail over two weekends. Taste a different sample paired perfectly with a wine at each winery. Explore half of the trail each weekend. Tickets include a tasting of 3 wines and one sample of cuisine at select wineries each weekend, and a commemorative wine glass from your first winery.

    Hours:

    • Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 12pm-5pm

     

    Price: Tax Included

    • Single weekend $25/person advance online
    • $30/person at wineries during event
    • Both weekends $40/person advance online
    • $45 at wineries during event

     

    Designated drivers and non-drinker attendees need no tickets

    We highly recommend groups purchasing tickets online in advance UNDER ONE ORDER

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  • April 14, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • April 18, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    Come and tie-dye a shirt for yourself. You must bring a prewashed t-shirt (cotton). We will supply the dye. Ages 7 years and up. Free

    Registration Required

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  • April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    Commemorate the opening of the American Revolution in 1775

    Free admission for veterans and active duty military

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  • April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

    https://niagarawinetrail.org

    Experience wine & food pairing on the Niagara Wine Trail over two weekends. Taste a different sample paired perfectly with a wine at each winery. Explore half of the trail each weekend. Tickets include a tasting of 3 wines and one sample of cuisine at select wineries each weekend, and a commemorative wine glass from your first winery.

    Hours:

    • Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 12pm-5pm

     

    Price: Tax Included

    • Single weekend $25/person advance online
    • $30/person at wineries during event
    • Both weekends $40/person advance online
    • $45 at wineries during event

     

    Designated drivers and non-drinker attendees need no tickets

    We highly recommend groups purchasing tickets online in advance UNDER ONE ORDER

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  • April 21, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • April 28, 2018

    https://www.nypa.gov - (716) 286-6661

    • Free of charge
    • Registration preferred - 10 students per session maximum
    • Suitable for kids in grades 5–8
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  • May 6, 2018

    www.villageoflewiston.net - (716) 754-1990

    This is a family event for all ages

    12:30pm - One Mile Race for Kids 14 years old and under - Registration at 11:30am

    • Medals for the winners. T-Shirts for all participants. Free

     

    1pm - Sidewalk Art Contest (any child can enter)

    1pm-3pm - Bounce-N-Around, Photo Booth, Petting Zoo, Putt-Putt Golf, Balloon Sculpture, Face Painting

    • Basket Auction Tickets to various attractions of the Greater Lewiston Area, Gift Certificates and more

     

    Activities are free Hot dogs and drinks are free

    We welcome Residents and Non-Residents

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  • May 12, 2018 - June 10, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: May 19, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    Civil War reenactors hone their skills at the Fort

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  • May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    A Military Time Line Explores Niagara's History from Muskets to Missiles. Join us for a trip through 300 years of military history. Special displays of military vehicles, period camps from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families.

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  • June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018

    https://niagarawinetrail.org

    Spend the weekend sampling wine paired with cheese. Sponsored by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese. Tickets are valid for both days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and a cheese sample at your choice of 10 participating wineries, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

    Hours:

    • Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 12pm-5pm

     

    Price: includes tax

    • $22/person advance online
    • $27/person at wineries during event

     

    Designated drivers and non-drinker attendees need no tickets

    We highly recommend groups purchasing tickets online in advance UNDER ONE ORDER

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  • June 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018

  • June 23, 2018 - July 22, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: June 23, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • June 29, 2018 - July 1, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    Old Fort Niagara's annual recreation of the historic Siege of 1759

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  • July 21, 2018 - August 26, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: July 21, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    This year only. The Grand Encampment will be the largest 1812 event yet seen at the Fort

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  • July 28, 2018 - August 26, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: July 28, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018

    https://niagarausawinefestival.com

    Local Wines: Taste from 17 of the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries – all in one convenient location over two days

    Local Food & Vendors: Local Food, Shops and Farm Markets will be featuring the best our region has to offer

    Seminars: Learn from expert panel discussion on wine, mead and cider. Then, test your knowledge in our trivia contest

    Live Music: Both days

    Hours:

    • Saturday 12pm-7pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

     

    Designated drivers and non-drinker attendees need no tickets

    Each festival ticket includes 3 tastes at each of the participating wineries and a keepsake wine glass with their ticket to keep as a souvenir, while supplies last. Tickets are valid for both days. The ticket holder is responsible to retain their ticket, tasting glass and get a new wristband for each day you are tasting

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  • August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    Recreating the American Revolution on the New York frontier. Living history programs, battle demonstrations, military music, hands on activities for families.

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  • September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: September 1, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • September 24, 2018 - October 21, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Artists' create Plein Air works of art On-Location in Lockport's Historic District and along the Erie Canal (Works exhibited at ART247, in November)

    Viewing Hours: Random at artist convenience, visit often

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  • October 6, 2018 - November 4, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: October 6, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • October 13, 2018 - October 28, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: October 6, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • October 13, 2018 - October 28, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: October 6, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • November 10, 2018 - December 2, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: November 10, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • November 10, 2018 - December 2, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: November 10, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • December 8, 2018 - December 23, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: December 8, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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  • December 8, 2018 - December 23, 2018

    www.theart247.com - (716) 404-9884

    Opening Reception: December 8, 1pm - 4pm

    Viewing Hours:

    • Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
    • Sat-Sun - 11am-5pm
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