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'Mary Poppins' flying into Artpark next summer
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 12:50 pm
Everyone's favorite nanny is flying into town next summer. Artpark has announced its production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" is slated for July 31- Aug. 8, 2014. Eight performances will take place in the Mainstage Theater.
The wondrous world of 'Aladdin' comes to the Artpark stage next spring
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 04:20 pm
Artpark has announced "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" as its annual springtime children's theater offering. Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company will present two Mainstage Theater performances (10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) May 6, 2014.
Artpark & Company welcomes new directors
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:35 pm
The Artpark & Company annual meeting was held Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club to confirm the re-election of officers and appointment of directors.
Artpark welcomes development director to administration team
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:10 pm
George Osborne, president of Artpark & Company, announced today the appointment of Carrie Veltri to the newly created position of director of development.

In making the announcement, Osborne said, "Artpark is very fortunate to have attracted a person of Carrie's experience and expertise to this position. Our search committee, headed by Artpark board member Jane Mogavero, conducted a national search for this very important position, and we found the best candidate right here in greater Buffalo. I am delighted that Carrie will be joining our staff."

ZZ Top: Artpark goes crazy for sharp-dressed men
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 12:30 pm
VIDEO: ZZ Top closed the 2013 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark with a mix of new songs and classics, including "Gimme All Your Lovin," "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs."
Motown memories: Gladys Knight wows Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 11:45 am
Gladys Knight brought charm, humor, wit, sass and a whole lot of talent to Artpark Aug. 20 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Artpark's Family Movie Night an evening under the stars
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Families enjoyed a summer sunset and movie at Artpark's fifth annual free Family Movie Night, presented by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club. Special guests included the Peach Queen, Peach Fuzz and Peach Blossom, and this year's Peach Queen contestants.
The O'Jays and eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight perform at Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Artpark brings the best of Motown to the outdoor amphitheater stage as part of the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series. "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight and living legends The O'Jays team up for their "Family Reunion Tour," making a stop at the Lewiston venue on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.
Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
GNBC stages grand ballet 'Coppélia' at Artpark
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings "Coppélia" to the Artpark & Company Mainstage Theater for two shows on Saturday, Aug. 17. Ballet's great comedy will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m.
Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark audience = A good time for all
Wed, Aug 7th 2013 01:05 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform "Sweet Home Alabama," "Simple Man," "Free Bird" and a slew of other hits when the band takes the Artpark stage in Lewiston on Aug. 13.
Building a better Machine
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 12:25 pm
VIDEO: A newly configured version of The Machine performed the music of Pink Floyd -- and offered an interstellar light and video show -- July 30 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark.
Artpark observes 40th anniversary in style
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:05 am
Artpark & Company celebrated 40 years with the "Artpark Opening Night 1974 Anniversary Concert." The Mainstage Theater event was a recreation of the program that was presented on the performing arts venue's first night, and featured JoAnn Falletta conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Artpark: Buddy Guy celebrates 77th birthday with new album and tour
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 02:45 pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, winner of six Grammys, the National Medal of Arts, and recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as No. 30 on it list of the 100 top guitarists of all time, will be joined by Robert Randolph and The Family Band on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Artpark's Mainstage Theater.
Premiere Pink Floyd tribute act builds a better Machine
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 06:00 pm
Fans of The Machine would find it hard to believe the band leaves anything to happenstance.
Artpark goes Blue
Wed, Jul 24th 2013 01:50 am
VIDEO, PICS: Award-winning Canadian band Blue Rodeo entertained Artpark patrons July 23 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
'Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy': Bad Company at Artpark
Wed, Jul 17th 2013 02:20 pm
Paul Rodgers and Bad Company performed to a sold-out crowd at Artpark on Tuesday.
Artpark celebrates 40 years with re-creation of opening night concert
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 03:35 pm
Magic was in the air on the night of July 25, 1974, as a brand new "Art" park celebrated its grand opening. The idea was something totally innovative and different for its time.

Four decades late, Artpark invites patrons to relive that thrilling night.

'The Sound of Music' at Artpark: Emilie Renier earns elite status
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 11:00 am
While many actors have made return appearances to the Artpark stage in recent years, in my mind there's just a handful who have stood out as master performers.

To this list of all-stars, I'm adding Emilie Renier, who plays Maria in "The Sound of Music," which opened Thursday.

This one's for 'Bro'
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
On Thursday, before the first performance of "The Sound of Music" at Artpark, a special presentation took place on stage. George Osborne, president of the performing arts venue, dedicated the eight-show run to Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., the visionary leader of Western New York's theater community who passed away last Thanksgiving.
Artpark: 'The Sound of Music' outweighs the need for interpretation
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 11:10 am
Raise your hand if you guessed Artpark's summer musical would feature a cluster of children singing beneath a Nazi flag.
The Doobie Brothers make triumphant return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:05 am
The Doobie Brothers made it two sold-out crowds in a row at Artpark. The classic rock band brought 10,000 of its friends to "Tuesday in the Park."
Artpark dedicates 'The Sound of Music' to Brother Augustine Towey
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 07:00 am
As Artpark prepares for an eight-show run of the popular musical "The Sound of Music," it is impossible to forget Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., the late visionary leader of Western New York's theater community and how special he was to Artpark's theater program development.
'Sound of Music' begins at Artpark
Thu, Jul 4th 2013 11:00 am
The hills at Artpark will be alive with "The Sound of Music" starting next week. The Broadway musical is part of the summer-long celebration of Artpark's 40th anniversary.
GI Dance Center dance ballet at Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:00 pm
Students from the Grand Island Dance Center entertained at Artpark's Fairy House Festival earlier this month.
Chicago is 'The Inspiration' for sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 12:00 pm
Artpark welcomed its largest crowd of the summer, more than 10,000 in total, for "An Evening with Chicago." The legendary American band performed two sets and offered hit songs including "25 or 6 to 4," "If You Leave Me Now," "Another Rainy Day In New York City," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "You're the Inspiration."
Artpark: 'Free Family Saturdays' offer hands-on art activities and live performances
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 09:40 am
Color your family summer memories with free art activities at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays," taking place July 6-27 from noon until 4 p.m. in the Outdoor Amphitheater area.
'Slamming' Chicago ready to rock Artpark
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Music has become a game of numbers for legendary Illinois-bred band Chicago.
Artists in residence take Artpark back to its roots
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 09:15 am
Throughout the '70s and '80s, Artpark was renowned as a major visual arts destination during the venue's popular "Artists in Residence" program. Hundreds of artists journeyed to Artpark's inspirational setting to create on-site installations throughout the park.

This summer, Artpark welcomes the works of more than 40 alumni artists from its long and distinguished visual arts history. The "40 for 40: Artpark Alumni Artists 40th Anniversary Celebration" will feature several alumni artists constructing 16 different on-site installations throughout Artpark.

REO Speedwagon excited about Artpark
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

Come Tuesday, we can reasonably add something else to that list of certainties: The only thing pouring down from above at Artpark will be hit songs.

Fairy House Festival
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 06:25 am
VIDEO: Artpark & Company hosted the third annual Fairy House Festival on June 9.
Video: Artpark loves Joan Jett's rock 'n' roll
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 10:15 am
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts performed "Bad Reputation," "Cherry Bomb," "I Love Rock-N-Roll" and a slew of new songs at Artpark, June 11, as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Billy Idol rocks 'Tuesday in the Park' at Artpark
Wed, Jun 5th 2013 12:40 pm
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Billy Idol kicked off the 2013 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark. The rebel rocker performed songs including "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face" and "Dancing with Myself."
Artpark: It begins ...
Sat, Jun 1st 2013 07:00 am
While the Avett Brothers technically kicked off Artpark's 40th anniversary on May 24, many will consider the upcoming week as the official start of the summer season.
Artpark hosts 'America's Got Talent' star Jackie Evancho live in concert June 28
Tue, May 28th 2013 03:45 pm
Known for her flawless soprano voice that floored judges and audiences on the hit TV show "America's Got Talent," 13-year-old Jackie Evancho will perform for one night only at Artpark's Mainstage Theater on June 28 at 8 p.m.
Big-ticket items available at Artpark gala
Sat, May 11th 2013 07:00 am
As part of its 40th anniversary gala, Artpark & Company will hold an auction filled with prizes guests are highly unlikely to find elsewhere.
Volunteers take part in 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Sat, May 4th 2013 12:15 pm
Community volunteers teamed up with employees from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Saturday to spruce up Artpark's historic woods, its trails, and improvement projects for the summer.
Who's playing at Artpark?
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:15 pm
We have the most comprehensive list of Artpark events and pictures around -- plus a video presentation of the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" schedule.
Artpark celebrates 40 years with dynamic summer calendar
Wed, Apr 24th 2013 11:00 am
Artpark President George Osborne announced the venue's 2013 summer events schedule at a press conference Wednesday morning.
Artpark: Supermarket Liquors and Wines a platinum sponsor for gala
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 07:00 am
Supermarket Liquors and Wines has signed on to be a platinum sponsor for Artpark's 40th anniversary gala on June 1. Owner Chris Castellani has personally donated two bottles of wine from his own collection.
 


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