Please note: online ticket sales have closed. We are still accepting walk-ups at the door.

Join us for the return of our Paint the Town Art Auction on May 16! Bid on dozens of paintings, photos and more made by over 60 of the area’s top artists. Many of the artists drew inspiration from our region and from The Buffalo History Museum’s collection (see examples here). From watercolors depicting downtown landmarks to paintings inspired by the Pan-American Exposition, this is an event any fan of Buffalo won’t want to miss.

Explore all of the works at a special preview exhibit inside our Museum between now and May 16, then bid on all your favorites on the big night!  This is the perfect opportunity to pick up your next favorite piece of Buffalo-themed artwork for your home or office. Find out more and purchase tickets ($100 individual/$200 patron) at the link below!

Featuring work by:

Alicia Malik, Afrora Uka, A.J. Fries, AMOS W. SANGSTER (1833-1904), Andy Krzystek, Annisa Glover-Briggs, Aric Verrastro, Barbara Rickard, Bernice Smith, Bobby Griffiths, Christina Laing, Cindi O’Mara, David Buck, Deborah R Hill, Dennis A. Bertram, Doreen Boyer DeBothElizabeth Leader, Erin Long, Evan Hawkins, Faith H. Davis  (1915-1967), Fran Noonan, Gary Kyte, Gerald Mead, the Ghost, Jeannine Mullan, Joan Langley Shaw, JOAN SABA, Joe Cascio, John Montague, JOHN SALMERI III, Johnathan Stafford, JONATHAN WHITE, Joseph Verrastro, Jozef Bajus, Julian Montague, Karen Matchette, Karle Norman, Kyle Butler, Laura Valkwitch, Laura Wilder, Linda Toomey, Madeline Bartley, Margo Davis, MARLENE COLES, Markenzy Cesar, Mary Begley, Michael Constantine, Michael Killelea, Mickey Harmon, Miggie WongM.J. Myers, Monet Alyssa Kifner, Muhammad Z Zaman, Patty Cancilla, Paul Alico, Peter Fowler, Philip Kuznicki, Reann Nye, RICHARD GILBERT, Robert Finn, Sally Treanor, SANDRA REICIS, Sarah Liddell, Scott A. Wood, William McCullagh, XIII,Yames


This work by artist Yames is inspired by the 1934 bottle label from the William Simon Brewery, one of Buffalo’s oldest independent producers of beer and ales. The gold leaf and paints are applied to the backside of the glass, one layer at a time, creating a perfectly smooth image surface.

A winner will be drawn during our Paint the Town event on May 16th. You do not need to be present to win.

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