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First Friday features 13th Annual Animation Fest

I was recently talking to someone who just moved to Buffalo. He told me that one of the things that he was impressed with was the amount of free and low cost art activities that were available to people. One of the events that he mentioned was First Fridays at the Albright-Knox. He said that he had attended a couple of First Fridays, because it was a great way to become familiar with the gallery and there were a lot of activities available to him.



First Fridays are indeed a great way to get to know the Albright-Knox – one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Between the free activities and the inexpensive art classes, the monthly occurrence should be considered one of the most important ongoing event series in the city of Buffalo.

First Friday

Friday, September 2, 2016, 10 am–10 pm

10 am–noon Drop-In Art Activity (FREE)

11–11:45 am Family Fun Tour (FREE)

12:30–1:30 pm Toddler Art Class (Ages 3–4)$10 general admission / FREE for Members 

1–3 pm Studio Art Class for Adults$10 general admission / FREE for Members

1:30–2:30 pm Public Tour (FREE)

4–5 pm Outdoor Sculpture Tour (FREE)

4–6 pm Drop-In Art Activity (FREE)

5:30–7:30 pm Jazz and Happy Hour Featuring music by Doug Yeomans and Sue Kincaid

6–8 pm Live Drawing by Artist Joan Linder (FREE)

7:30–8:30 pm Squeaky Wheel’s 13th Annual Animation Fest (FREE)

7:30–9:30 pm Studio Art Class for Adults$10 general admission / FREE for Members

8:30–9:30 pm The Art of Food and Drink: Hard Cider Tasting $10 general admission / $5 for Members

Become an AK Member during any M&T FIRST FRIDAY and receive a 20% discount on your membership! 

M&T FIRST FRIDAYS art classes and events are FREE for AK Members.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery | 1285 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, New York 14222 | 716.882.8700

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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