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Plates & Pasta: Presented by Buffalo Arts Studio

It’s not often that you can go out to dinner and walk away with the plate from which you ate your meal. It doesn’t matter how nice the plate is… it’s just not the right thing to do. Unless, of course, you plan on attending Plates & Pasta, a dinner party where guests are expected to walk away with their plates! That’s because the event host, Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS), commissions local renowned artists to create one-of-a-kind plates for the dinner guests, who then take them home as artistic trophies in remembrance of the evening. It’s a win-win for the guests and the artists, because all of the proceeds raised at the event benefit BAS.

Plates & Pasta: Presented by Buffalo Arts Studio

What: Wine and beer, bread, salad, dessert, and coffee. And a gourmet pasta dinner served on a work of art. A one-of-a-kind plate that’s yours to take home. This year’s event will include a silent auction featuring unique plates created by renowned local artists.

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 7-10 p.m.

Where: Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) galleries | Tri-Main Center | 2495 Main Street, Suite 500 | Buffalo, NY 14214

Why: All proceeds from the event will benefit BAS programming

Event includes:

– your choice of a hand-drawn or painted ceramic plate by one of our talented artists
– delicious food (including gluten-free options) provided by Amy McCarthy and Current Catering
– delectable desserts donated by Sweet_ness 7 Cafe
– beer and wine by the glass and tastings from Gates Circle Wine &
– live original jazz music by What Would Mingus Do?
– Buffalo Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition on view in the galleries
– 35 resident artists’ open studios
– basket raffle and 50/50

Tickets (will call only): $75 individual
$135 couple
$25 under age 21
$50 artist (must create at least three plates at one of our Plate Decorating Parties; see below for details)

Seats are limited and may not be available at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit:

Table Sponsors:
Purchase ten tickets for $1,000 and we’ll specially promote your business or organization with a banner at the event!

Plate Decorating Parties:
Friday, February 21 & 28 @ 5:30-8 pm.
Come decorate a plate with underglaze pencils and paint! All materials and refreshments will be provided by BAS.

Facilities: This event is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available in the visitors lot on Halbert Street.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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