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`Paint the Town` (Photo courtesy of Jordan Feliciano and the Buffalo History Museum)
"Paint the Town" (Photo courtesy of Jordan Feliciano and the Buffalo History Museum)

Buffalo History Museum celebrates return of art auction


Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:15 am

The Buffalo History Museum will host the 21st annual “Paint The Town” from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9. “Paint the Town” brings regional artists, art collectors, and passionate museum supporters together to raise funds for the museum through live and silent auctions featuring local art.

The evening, which marks the first “Paint the Town” since 2019, will feature original artwork from more than 40 of the area’s top artists. In addition to art, this year’s event will feature tastings from local breweries and wineries whom organizers said, “share in the museum’s passion for the arts. ‘Paint the Town’ is a celebration of the people and organizations who make Western New York a special place to live.”

This year’s event includes works by Claire Shuttleworth, A.J. Fries, Amberlynn Goodberry, Andy Russell, Pam Russell, Marie Prince, Brendan Bannon, Coni Minneci, Joyce Cromwell, Barbara Rickard, Deborah Hill, Betty Pitts Foster, Fran Noonan, Gary Kyte, Martha Burchfield-Richter, Judy Hodge, Lin Xia Jiang, Norine Spurling, Jozef Bajus, Judie Pufpaff, Linda Toomey, Florence Dumke, The Rev. Matt Lincoln, John Montague, Paul Alico, Peter Fowler, Philip Kuznicki, Russell Ram, Julian Montague, Scott Alexander Wood, Thomas E. Hayduck, Cindi O’Mara and John Salmeri III.

To register for this year’s “Paint the Town,” visit www.buffalohistory.org/paint-the-town or call the museum at 716-873-9644. All tickets include access to tastings, hors d’oeuvres, live music, raffle and auction items. The $75 patron level includes a one-hour special preview at 5 p.m. that features early bidding on raffle and auction items, exclusive time to mingle with the artists, a limited-edition A.J. Fries print created exclusively for “Paint the Town,” and access to patron-only seating on the mezzanine. Other ticket levels include $60 general admission and $50 members admission.

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