If you have ever been to an event at the eclectic Essex Arts Center on Buffalo’s West Side, then you understand the creative power and energy that flows through the hallowed buildings. The creative vibes created by Larry Griffis, and harnessed by Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Charlie Clough and almost four decades of artists are omnipresent in this delightful art space.
The creative fire will be burning bright this Saturday night (May 12th) at 7:30 p.m. on Essex Street when the Ashford Hollow Foundation hosts a fundraising art party, with the regional rock party band Big Leg Emma. The cavernous studios will be decorated with creative lighting and visual projections creating an atmosphere hard to duplicate in Buffalo. As with any Ashford Hollow event, the people watching is almost as fun as the entertainment and art. A martini and wine bar will be tucked away in one of the lofts. Opening the concert will be A Potters Field, while proceeds from the event will assist the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which owns and operates the Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center.
Tickets are $13 pre-sale or $18 day or show. Tickets can be purchases at www.griffispark.org or in-person at Terrapin Station, 1172 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo. They will be available at the door the evening of the show.
For more information, visit www.griffispark.org.