Buffalo History Museum Celebrates Return of Art Auctions

“Painting the City” (Photo courtesy of Jordan Feliciano and the Buffalo History Museum)

Fri, June 3, 2022 9:15 AM

The Buffalo Museum of History will host the 21st annual “Painting the City” from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. “Painting the Town” brings together regional artists, art collectors and museum enthusiasts to raise funds for the museum through live and silent auctions featuring local art.

The evening, which marks the first “Paint the Town” since 2019, will feature original artwork by more than 40 of the region’s top artists. In addition to the art, this year’s event will feature tastings from local breweries and wineries that organizers say “share the museum’s passion for the arts. “Paint the Town” is a celebration of the people and organizations that make Western New York a special place to live. »

This year’s event features works by Claire Shuttleworth, AJ Fries, Amberlynn Goodberry, Andy Russell, Pam Russell, Marie Prince, Brendan Bannon, Coni Minneci, Joyce Cromwell, Barbara Rickard, Deborah Hill, Betty Pitts Foster, Fran Noonan, Gary Kyte, Martha Burchfield-Richter, Judy Hodge, Lin Xia Jiang, Norine Spurling, Jozef Bajus, Judie Pufpaff, Linda Toomey, Florence Dumke, Reverend Matt Lincoln, John Montague, Paul Alico, Peter Fowler, Philip Kuznicki, Russell Ram, Julian Montague, Scott Alexander Wood, Thomas E. Hayduck, Cindi O’Mara and John Salmeri III.

To register for this year’s “Paint the Town”, visit www.buffalohistory.org/paint-the-town or call the museum at 716-873-9644. All tickets include access to tastings, appetizers, live music, raffles and auctions. The $75 patron tier includes a special one-hour preview at 5 p.m. that includes early bidding on raffle and auction items, exclusive time to mingle with artists, a limited-edition AJ Fries created print exclusively for ‘Paint the Town’, and access to reserved customer seating on the mezzanine. Other ticket levels include General Admission $60 and Members Admission $50.

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