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Voodoo & Burnt Rubber V @ Essex Street Art Center

On Saturday, July 8, the highly anticipated mashup between cult art and motorcycle culture is coming to the Essex Street Art Center (ESAC). This is the perfect setting for the show, which will draw 15 recognized artists and 30+ garage builders from across the United States and Canada. 

ESAC is conveniently located just off Richmond Avenue, and offers plenty of space to showcase a vendor marketplace, live music and food trucks.

The annual Voodoo & Burnt Rubber event has become so popular over the years that in 2016 it attracted upwards of 1000 enthusiasts over the course of a day. That’s a pretty good number considering that this all started with a small group of local artists and garage builders getting together to share their passion for deviant art, custom motorcycles and smoking hotrods.

“This is our second year of hosting the event in downtown Buffalo,” said Christopher Galley of Devil Chicken Design, who organizes the show. “The event draws attendance from more than just New York.  Last summer we had attendees from as far away as Kansas, Rhode Island, Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”

The Voodoo and Burnt Rubber idea started when Broken Sprocket Garage owner David Roberts approached local artist Christopher Galley with the idea of using his East Aurora garage space as an impromptu art gallery. 

Original garage gathering before the event outgrew the space | Photo by Jesse Ladowski

It didn’t take long for the event to outgrow the original garage space. Moving forward, it’s a brand new day for these artists and builders, as the Essex compound will provide them everything they need to elevate the experience. For those who are into custom rides and over the top art, this show is a “must attend event” in Buffalo.

Voodoo & Burnt Rubber V

VBR V is WNY’s premier art and motorcycle show

Essex Art Center from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

VBR sponsor Spoke & Dagger Co. (1434 Hertel Ave.) will be hosting the pre-party on the Friday night before the show

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