Artpark Box Office: 716-754-4375
Welcome to the world of Artpark! Here on this picturesque New York State Park, high atop the Niagara River Gorge, a magnificent celebration of the arts happens every summer.
Since its formal opening on July 25, 1974, Artpark has successfully forged a new role for the arts in leisure. Artpark is unique as a public park and as a space for art. There is nothing like it - anywhere.
As one of North America's most innovative summer venues, Artpark offers a full spectrum of engaging entertainment; from productions of Broadway musicals, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performances and concerts in the Mainstage Theater; the Outdoor Amphitheater is home to award winning concert series featuring popular rock and pop performers.
Created especially with the family in mind, Artpark also offers art, theater, and rock camps for youth, and a variety of weekend family programs. The park includes numerous hiking trails, nature sites, fishing docks and picnic areas. There's something for everyone at Artpark!
This is the Artpark idea: to take the finest in performing and visual art and make them accessible to everybody. Artpark also seeks to foster an understanding and awareness of the many and varied forms of art and art makers. Since its inception, it has served as an active prototype for a truly public art.
Here in this idyllic setting, you are welcome to relax and play, enjoy great theater performances, discover art, and perhaps, discover the artist in yourself.
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Event-related (audience) spending by the 158,829 who attended Artpark's 2016 (annual) programming generates an economic impact of $10.3 million dollars.
Over 105,845 people attended Artpark's 18 concert events in the outdoor amphitheater: 'Tuesday in the Park,' 'Coors Light Wednesdays,' and the Dolly Parton Concert event (2016).
The above economic impact results in the support of 345 full time equivalent jobs.
Artpark generates over$439,486 in revenues annually for local government.
Artpark generates over$494,947 in revenues annually for state government.
Artpark spends over$5.7 million in the local and regional area (community) for services, equipment, supplies and advertising.
The busy Artpark season is supported by a dedicated team of 195 volunteers of all ages, from Canada and across Western New York, who provide 7,210.5 hours of service. A cost value of over $73,547. (2016)
* Data from Americans for the Arts 'Arts & Economic Prosperity IV': The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry (Calculator) 2013.