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Allentown’s gallery walk, known as “First Fridays”, has grown into one of the most popular monthly events in the City of Buffalo. Join us on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9pm, where Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers, and more come together to create a rich cultural attraction.


This month we’re celebrating the holidays and will have some extras in store, like…
-Allen Street Luminaria
-Hot Drinks
-Tree Lighting at Allen and Park Street, 7 pm
-Horse drawn carriage rides
-Storefront holiday movie projection at 166 Allen
-An Old Saint Nick visit

Participating Venues

  • Queen City Gallery

    617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

    Join us Friday December 4th 6-10pm for the December edition of Gallery Walk in the Market Arcade
    Art By: Neil Mahar, David Pierro, Candace Keegan, John Farallo, Chris McGee,Tim Raymond, Eileen Pleasure, Eric Evinczik, Barbara Crocker, Thomas Bittner, Joshua Nickerson, Susan Redenbach, Barbara Lynch Johnt, Kristopher Whatever, Michael Mulley
    Music by: Phil and Patrick

    on display through January 5th

  • TGW@497 Gallery

    December Group Show and Sale
    497 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Works by Jane Bergenn, Joan Fitzgerald, Patti Harris, Marie Hassett, Joyce Hill, Catherine O’Neill, Julie Lewitzky, Richard Rockford, Carol Case Siracuse, Ann Steivater, Russell Ram, Sally Treanor, and David Vitrano

  • Buffalo Big Print

    78 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 884-1777

  • Grindhaus Cafe

    160 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201
    (716) 725-6300

    Presenting “Kinetic Body”–a mixed media installation by Jaime Schmidt. Come out this Friday and witness Grindhaus-turned-exhibit after Jaime transforms the space into a “living system” of art. Featuring photographs, line drawings, paintings, and sculptural pieces–connected and suspended like the events that shape our lives–this installation must be experienced, not just seen.

    We’ll also be serving up our usual suspects–pour-over coffee, full leaf teas, & veggie cuisine–along with seasonal drink specials and holiday cheer!

  • Studio Hart

    2015 TOY STORE Invitational
    65 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Join us for the second reception for TOY STORE, an exhibit of art toys and art inspired by toys or toy stores. A couple more artists have joined the show, and the gallery is dressed for the holiday season.

    TOY STORE artists include:

    Bruce Adams, Bob Collignon , Linda Collignon, Cynnie Gaasch, Beth Graff-Baker, Barbara Hart, Ani Hoover, Billly Huggins, Candace Keegan, Bethany Krull, Ruth McCarthy, Gerald Mead, Esther Neisen, Deborah Petronio, Joe Radoccia and Richard Thomasello.

    TOY STORE wil run through December 21, 2015. For more information, contact gallery owner Barbara Hart, 716-536-8337, or visit

  • Buen Vivir Gallery

  • Lavender & Sage Sundries

    125 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, Ny 14201

    Unique gifts and furnishings store featuring local artists and artisans as well as pieces from around the world. Included is a gallery featuring art from local artists.

  • Theodore Roosevelt Innaugural Site

    641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 884-0095

    We’ll be open late on Friday, December 4 so you can stop by “after hours” to get into the holiday mood.
    Enjoy the spectacular holiday decorations masterfully created by the Eighth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State.
    And then there’s the shopping. The TR Site’s Museum Shop is packed with unique gift items for young and old alike, including a tempting array of jewelry, handbags, etched glass and other exclusive boutique items, hand-crafted by local artisans. You’ll also enjoy shopping in the Snowflake Boutique, stocked with unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, and the ever popular Tempting Treasures, filled with antiques and collectibles.

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