Buffalo Arts Studio


2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214

About Buffalo Arts Studio

Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS), located at 2495 Main Street in Buffalo, NY 14214, is a vibrant center for the arts nestled within the Tri-Main Center, a repurposed industrial building that now serves as a bustling hub for creativity, innovation, and community engagement. Since its inception, BAS has been dedicated to fostering the work of contemporary artists, providing affordable studio spaces, and making the arts accessible to the wider community through education, exhibitions, and events.

The studio space itself is a testament to the organization’s mission to support and promote the arts. It houses over 30 private studios, occupied by a diverse group of artists working across various mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. This environment not only provides artists with the physical space to create but also fosters a sense of community among creatives, encouraging collaboration, sharing of ideas, and mutual support.

BAS is renowned for its dynamic exhibition program, which showcases the work of local, national, and international artists. These exhibitions are often accompanied by artist talks, workshops, and educational programs designed to engage the public and provide deeper insights into the creative process. The gallery space, open to the public, is a critical aspect of BAS’s commitment to making art accessible to all, regardless of background or experience with the arts.

Education is another pillar of Buffalo Arts Studio’s mission. The organization offers a variety of classes and workshops for both adults and youths, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. These educational opportunities are led by professional artists and educators, providing participants with high-quality instruction in a supportive and inspiring environment. Through these initiatives, BAS aims to nurture emerging talent, encourage artistic exploration, and build appreciation for the arts within the community.

Community engagement is at the heart of everything BAS does. The studio regularly participates in collaborative projects, community events, and public art initiatives, striving to use the arts as a tool for social change, cultural enrichment, and community development. One notable example is the annual M&T Fourth Friday program, which invites the public to explore the studios, meet the artists, and enjoy live music and other activities, further bridging the gap between artists and the community.

Buffalo Arts Studio stands as a beacon for the arts in Buffalo, NY, representing a place where artists can thrive, audiences can engage with contemporary art, and the community can come together to celebrate creativity and diversity.

Buffalo Location

2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214