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Buffalo Infringement Festival is Almost Here!

The end of July is almost here!  Next week, the fifth annual Buffalo Infringement Festival will return to showcase over 300 presentations in over 40 venues around Buffalo and Allentown.  From July 23rd to August 2nd, the festival will transform the city into a melting pot of engaging art and entertainment to make the streets really come alive.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is dedicated to uniting artwork of all forms during its eleven-day run.  No style is dominant, and artists are free to create as they please.  Because of this diversity, the festival has become a popular event during the summer.

By visiting each venue, visitors will get a chance to experience a variety of activities including theater, music, comedy, dance, poetry, puppetry, and visual art.  Film events, like experimental shorts and documentaries, are receiving more attention than ever before. 

One of the entries this year is a documentary called “Ghostlights: Folklore, Skepticism, and Belief.”  Produced by Robert Kupczyk and Morphine Productions, the film documents six allegedly haunted theaters throughout Western New York.  The documentary gives numerous eye-witness reports of paranormal activity and the opinion of an obvious skeptic so the viewer is allowed to form their own conclusion.

The events will be held in various venues across Buffalo.  Bookstores, art galleries, coffeehouses, and cocktail lounges will be participating as well as Allen Street itself.  While there is no cover charge to attend the festival, each event has a separate admission fee of $10 or less.  The artist keeps 100% of the admission.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is a non-profit grassroots creation and does not charge the artists to participate.  All that the festival requires in return is that the artists donate a few hours of their time to volunteer where needed.  The visitors of the festival are also invited to post reviews of the events they have seen on the festival’s blog.

On an international circuit, Buffalo’s infringement festival is the largest of its kind.  For the full schedule, visit their website or read the July 23rd issue of Artvoice.

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