Events and Activities

Below please find a list of events and activities presented by arts and cultural organizations in Western New York. This list includes both virtual and in-person activities. If you would like your event listed here for Arts Access pass-holders to find, contact Jess at

  • Albright Knox:​

    • Northland Location open to the public, reservations required. Click here

    • At home virtual activities for children and families. Click here.

    • Virtual Homeschooler Workshop: Crayon Etching Inspired by Swoon: Seven Contemplations. January 8th, 12:00-12:30 pm.  $5 per household, register here

    • Virtual Family Funday. February 14, 1:00-2:00 pm. Click here to register.

    • Virtual Presentation Series for Educators: Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? Spotlight on Deborah Roberts. February 10, 6:30-7:30 pm. Click here to register

    • Art Truck at Home: Postcard Art. February 12, 3:00-3:30 pm. Click here to register.

  • Alleyway Theatre:

    • Online Events. Click here.

  • Aquarium of Niagara:

    • Open to the public. 

    • At-home activities for children and parents. Click here.

  • Artpark State Park

    • Open every day for trails, public art, fishing spots. Click here.

  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens:

    • Open to the public. 

    • Online activities for children and families. Click here.

  • Buffalo Choral Arts Society:

    • Recordings of previous music. Click here.

  • Buffalo History Museum:

    • Open to the public starting January 2nd, register here.

    • Educational videos and resources. Click here.

    • Say I’m Dead, A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets and Love Book Talk with E. Dolores Johnson:  Join E. Dolores Johnson for a book talk on her newly published memoir. January 20, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Register here

    • I Do Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inauguration History and Traditions. January 27 at 6:00 pm. Register here.

  • Buffalo Museum of Science:

    • Open to the public

    • Virtual science fair activities. Click here.

    • Virtual Collection Tours. Click here.

    • Community Health Day at Home: January 18th  9:00am-3:00pm. Click here.

  • Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus:

    • Recordings of music. Click here.

  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra:

    • Extensive YouTube channel. Click here.

  • Burchfield Penney Art Center:

    • Artist interviews and virtual tours. Click here.

    • On the Second Friday of every month, Burchfield Penney hosts virtual events on their Facebook Page with the support of M & T Bank. Click here for this month’s schedule.  

  • Carnegie Art Center:

    • Open to the public, find hours here.

    • Find current events and exhibitions here.

      • The Flow Through Wanakena, Photography Exhibition by Michael Mandolfo. On view from January 10 - 30, 2021. 

  • Cepa Gallery: 

    • Find current events and exhibitions here.

      • A Conversation With Unfolding Transformations​ by Kari Achatz. On view from January 16-February 20, 2021. 

      • Raw Water by Brandon Giessman. On view from January 16-February 20, 2021. 

      • Member's Exhibition. On view from January 16-February 20, 2021. 

  • Comedysportz Buffalo:

    • Quick improv lessons. Click here.

  • Explore and More- The Ralph C. Wilson Children's Museum:

    • Open to the public. 

      • For AA Passholders: Please call (716) 655-5131 ext. 7077 to reserve your tickets. $2 admission per person is due upon check-in.​

    • “Sanity Saver” home activities. Click here.

  • Explore Buffalo:

    • Children activities about Buffalo architecture and history. Click here

    • View available tours here

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House:

    • Children and family virtual tours and educational resources. Click here.

    • YouTube tours and exploration. Click here.

  • Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center:

    • Active YouTube page. Click here. 

    • View their activity calendar here

    • Re-Entry: Gallery show starting January 15th, more info here.

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum:

  • Irish Classical Theatre Co.:

    • Celtic Connections virtual series. Click here.

  • Just Buffalo Literary Center:

    • Virtual College Essay Office Hours (Every Wednesday until at 4:30 pm until January 13th 2021). Click here for more information. 

    • Teachers ARE Writers: Writing Without the Curriculum Workshop. January 21, 6:30 pm. Register by emailing Education Director, Noah Falck at More information here.

    • Buffalo Corner Reading Series: This first reading of the year at Buffalo Corner Series will feature PERRY NICHOLAS and ROBERT MILBY. It will be via Zoom on the Congregation Shir Shalom website. It is free to the public. January 21, 7:00pm. More information here

  • Youth Writing Workshops. Click here.

  • Kenan Center:

    • 100 American Craftsmen Show virtual shop. Click here.

    • The Art of Suffrage Virtual Tour. Click here.

    •  Virtual crafts and activities. Click here.

  • Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor: 

    • MLK Day in the Corridor. January 18, 11:00 am-4:00 pm. More information here.  ​

  • Music is Art:

    • Video submissions being accepted to be featured on MiA YouTube channel. Click here.

  • MusicalFare Theatre: 

    • Active YouTube channel with recordings of previous performance clips. Click here.

    • Active Facebook page with resources and opportunities. Click here.

  • Neglia Ballet Artists:

    • Active YouTube channel. Click here.

  • Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center:

    • Story Time sessions on YouTube channel. Click here.

    • Active Facebook page with resources and opportunities. Click here.

  • Peach Mag:

    • Active website and Facebook page with literary content and educational resources. Click here

  • Road Less Traveled Productions:

    • Podcast with community art members, hosted by Peter Palmisano. Click here.​​ 

  • Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Center:

    • Active Facebook page with educational resources. Click here.

    • Public Visualization Studio: Passing Through the Heart at Squeaky Wheel's window gallery. On view through February 27. More information here

    • On the language of anti-Blackness and the Indian Ocean: With by a conversation and Q&A with Hiba Ali and Jazmin Graves. Click here to register for virtual event. 

  • The Big Easy in Buffalo:

    • Active Facebook page with videos. Click here.

  • Trinity Episcopal Church:

    • Fresh Voices Speaker Series: Past speaker videos. Click here.

  • Ujima Company:

    • Dunbar Project for theatre education. Click here.

    • #ArtThatHeals project available for submissions and viewing. Click here.

    • Active Facebook Page. Click here

  • WNY Book Arts Center:

    • 12th annual members show. Click here.

  • Young Audiences of WNY:

    • Extensive resources page. Click here.

  • West Side Community Services:

    • Youth programming. Click here.

    • Active Facebook page with updated events and opportunities. Click here

  • Community Health Center of Niagara:

    • Active Facebook page with educational resources.  Click here.

  • Delavan Grider Community Center aka Metro Community Development Corp.:

    • Active Facebook page with community resources and educational opportunities. Click here.

  • Matt Urban Hope Center:

    • COVID-19 and Matt Urban services of WNY updates. Click here.

  • Town of Cheektowaga, Senior Center:

    • Senior assistance and outreach online services. Click here.

  • Food Bank of WNY:

    • Food assistance and pantry locator. Click here.

  • Niagara Falls Public Library:

    • Virtual art and music resources. Click here.

    • Digital library downloads. Click here.

    • Curbside library pickup program. Click here.

  • Starlight Studio and Art Gallery:

    • Side-By-Each Exhibition. Click here.


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Arts Access Program


Phone: (716) 833-3004 x514

Office Hours: 

10:00-3:00 Wednesday

10:00-3:00 Thursday 


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