After a few years’ absence, an autumn warehouse party has returned to the Essex Arts Center.On Saturday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m., the cool warehouse spaces of the Essex Arts Center will be the location for The Essex Party, a music and art party to benefit the Ashford Hollow Foundation. The evening will feature live music, dancing, video projections, artistic displays and a cash bar. Essex Arts Center is located at 30 Essex Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online Read more [...]
Tickets for our first annual Summer Festival are now available online!
One Ticket $10.00 USD
Two Tickets $20.00 USD
Three Tickets $30.00 USD
Four Tickets $40.00 USD
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Griffis Sculpture Park’s 1st Annual Summer Festival Will Feature a Day of Art & Music
East Otto, NY—The Griffis Sculpture Park will celebrate a day of creativity at the first annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. Admission will be $10 for adults, 12 and under FREE. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. The event will feature musical performances from some of the region’s best musicians, tours of the park, children crafts and activities, Read more [...]
Griffis Sculpture Park is teaming up with the folks at Eclipse Multi Sport to present the Finn McCool 4 Mile Odyssey! Participants will navigate a 4 mile course loaded with challenging obstacles, difficult terrain and a mud pit at the finish, all building up to the moment when the race is over - and the real fun begins!
The Finn course at Griffis will be the most challenging ever. Griffis Sculpture Park has multiple terrains, steep hills to climb, slick descents, and some very tight trails to Read more [...]
Please join us for this years annual Moonlight Snowshoe Tour on February 23 from 5pm – 8pm. We will be adding a few new twist to our great event – with all the regulars still present especially snowshoes from City Garage and chili from Balloons Restaurant. Bring out your finest dancing shoes to warm up after a fantastic tour provided by Mark and Damian Griffis! Smackdab a local Buffalo Band will be rocking the gate house and adding some new dance off categories!
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The Ashford Hollow Foundation with Big Orbit Gallery will be sponsoring and hosting the opening reception for the event on November 15 at the Essex Arts Center! The gallery will be featuring conference registrants as well as great music from both 12/8 Path Band and Don Metz!
The Nor'Easter Conference is hosted by the Fine Arts Department at Buffalo State and highlights Buffalo's history rich in iron and steel making. Buffalo was once home to three of the largest steel manufacturing plants in America Read more [...]
East Otto, New York – Thinking about catching a last glance at the fall foliage in the hills of the Southern Tier? Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto, NY, part of the Ashford Hollow Foundation, will hold a Fall Walking Tour on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 12 noon to 5 pm. Guided group walking tours are scheduled for 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. It’s the last weekend of the Park season and a great chance to enjoy a beautiful fall outing with the family and friends amidst art and nature.
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The Slyboots School of Music and Art & The Ashford Hollow Foundation
SLYFEST 7-- The Griffis Sculpture Park Edition
September 7 | 2pm to dusk & September 8 | 12pm to dusk
- Day time- No camping -
Slyfest is an annual collaboration put on as a fundraiser for the Slyboots School of Music and Art, newly located in Downtown Buffalo, NY. Our work involves cultural arts education through avenues of world music, dance and art. We strive to expose students of all ages to Read more [...]
Big Leg Emma to rock Essex Arts Center in May
Band celebrating the release of their new studio album “Revival”
The roots-rock band, Big Leg Emma, will be hosting their album-release party in Buffalo on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Essex Arts Center, 30 Essex Street, Buffalo, NY. The show, with opening band A Potters Field, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will assist the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which owns and operates the Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center.
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2012 Moonlight Snowshoe at the Griffis Sculpture Park! You all helped make it a wonderful success.
Please join us for our annual Moonlight Snowshoe Party! With or without snow it is guaranteed to be a good time. Reserve your tickets now by calling 667-2808 or buy online.
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Essex Art Center Open Studio
Various artists from the Essex Art Center will be showcasing their original work during the Holiday Open Studios and Galleries presented by artists in buffalo, inc. December 2 through December 4 come and visit one of the most unique art spaces in WNY. Our doors will be open to sell and display artwork as well as give you the opportunity to make your own metal sculpture. An artist will be on hand to help you design, draw and cut your metal sculpture while you watch. It Read more [...]
The Ashford Hollow Foundation has been teaching youth the skills of metalworking for many decades now. Currently, our
outreach goes beyond the Essex Art Center and heads all the way into classrooms across WNY. Last week, we kicked off a program with the Williams Street School in Lancaster. The program headed off with a Plasma Cutting and Welding demonstration for all 500 6th graders at the school. The Ashford Hollow Foundation's teaching artists Zack Boehler and Sarah Fonzi gear up to give Read more [...]