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.
Visit New York State Parks online at www.nysparks.com
Artpark & Company, Inc.
Artpark & Company produces and presents excellence in the performing and visual arts, and creates unique cultural experiences in a casual, natural setting. Artistic talent is nurtured and allowed to flourish in an atmosphere that is entertaining, educational and interactive for Artpark visitors.
In 1997, Artpark & Company, Inc. entered into a three-year licensing agreement with the State of New York to manage the programming of the Park. This agreement has now been extended through 2017. Prior to this historic pact, Artpark was under the direction of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Ownership of the property and facilities remains with New York State, which continues to maintain the buildings and the grounds.
Board of Directors
The Artpark & Company Board of Directors is a volunteer assemblage comprised of community leaders, tourism officials and other esteemed Western New York businesspeople. These individuals are imperative in Artpark's planning process, budget development, sponsorship obtainment and event organization.
2017-2018 Board of Directors
Dena Armstrong - Chairman
Vincent Agnello - Vice Chair
Alison Lytle - Vice Chair
Stephen Turner - Treasurer
Mary Jo Farrell - Secretary
Paulette M. Crooke
Michael J. Dowd, Esq.
Mark Thomas (Ex-Officio)
Wayne Wisbaum, Esq.
Earl W. Brydges, Jr., Esq.
Thomas Brydges, Esq.
Daniel Cantara III
Thomas J. Fatta
Michele Heffernan, Esq.
Seymour Knox IV
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.