September 2, 2017
Two stunning outdoor spectacles came together for one night only, making Artpark's 2017 Season Finale unforgettable!
As seen at Coachella, Burning Man and on NBC's America's Got Talent, the world renowned installation artist and inventor, William Close performed with his Earth Harp Collective on the Amphihteater stage. Exploring the intersection of architecture and music, the Earth Harp's 24 strings sailed over the crowd, placing the audience inside the belly of a gigantic harp.
Known for their high-profle events in the skies around the world inclusing the Olympics Games in Rio (2016) and Sochi (2014), French company Plasticiens Volants, premiered "Big Bang" for the first time ever in the U.S. This jaw-dropping, dreamlike story of the creation of the universe combines huge floating inflatable creatures with projected images, music, and pyrotechnics.
Presenting Sponsor M&T Bank
Sponsor Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Support also provided through a grant from Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Market NY initiative.
Plasticiens Volants support provided by Graulhet
Heralding the arrival of summer, this day-long event (Noon-Midnight) begins with the 7th annual Fairy House Festival featuring artist and community-made fairy houses, a creative collection of art activities, face painting, potion-making and more.
The festival continues with live performances, spoken word artists, dancers and actors.
Artpark thanks Jon Lehrer and Kate LoConti, two of Western New York's most respected and innovative artists, for directing the 2017 Festival.
Stay tuned for 2018 info coming soon!
Photos by Pavel Antonov
Baila Brazil by Bale De Rua
July 15-16, 2016
Artpark is proud to have hosted the exclusive North American premiere of the global hit, Baila Brazil, in the Mainstage Theater in July 2016. Bursting with energy and infectious rhythms, this world-class hit spectacle born in Uberlandia brought the hottest party of the summer to Western New York!
An unforgettable parade down Center Street into Artpark kicked off a FREE outdoor carnival celebration, featuring the Bale De Rua dancers, Lewiston Dance and members of the Lewiston community. Families and visitors enjoyed the carnival packed with games, face painting, art activities, and dancing!
After each performance, guests of all ages mingled and danced with the dance troupe on the Mainstage Theater Terrace.