Stay tuned for 2020 spectacle event announcements!

 

 

 

a look at artpark's recent festival events

Pearl: Secrets of the Sea by Plasticiens Volants with The Machine performs Pink Floyd
August 22, 2019

Artpark welcomed the return of Plasticiens Volants, the world-renowned French street theatre group, and the United States premiere of their show -- Pearl: Secrets of the Sea -- on August 22. The immersive performance of giant inflatable sea creatures filled the Amphitheater sky and delighted an audience of over 3,000. America’s preeminent Pink Floyd tribute, The Machine, also performed two sets on the Amphitheater stage. 

 

Artpark thanks Cullen Foundation, NY State Council on the Arts, HSBC, FACE Foundation*, The Donald F. and Barbara L. Newman Family Foundation, Calspan

*FACE Contemporary Theater, a program developed by the FACE Foundation with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support from the Florence Gould Foundation, Institut Francais-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and private donors. 
 

 

Photo by Lydia Gaughran

 

Photo by Jordan Oscar

Contributed Photo

Photo by Jordan Oscar

 

Strawberry Moon Festival
June 22, 2019

The inagural Strawberry Moon Festival as part of the Coors Light Concert Series at Artpark, celebrated the beginning of a new season, the first fruit of summer and the unification of communities through music, dance and art.

Festival featured live music by: Sam Roberts Band; Indigenous DJ collective A Tribe Called Red; and singer-songwriter Alan Doyle (formerly of Great Big Sea). Native American musician and former drummer of successful band “Redbone”, Thunderhead Joe & The Medicine Show. 

Artpark in collaboration with Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts & Consultancy and Native community leaders and Elders Allan Jamieson, Sr. Cayuga Nation and Neil Patterson, Sr. Tuscarora Nation created the Native American Cultural Celebration. The Celebration included Indigenous art, food, dance, story-telling, hands on creative workshops, a mesmerizing Smoke Dance Competition and more. 

   

Artpark thanks Certo Brothers Distributing Company and Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Additional support provided by Cornerstone CFCU, Cottrill's Pharmacy, Inc., Creative Structures Services, Bartolomei, Modern Disposal Services, National Vaccuum, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Seneca Iroquois Natioanl Musuem, Stampede, The Slater Law Firm, Seneca Niagara Casino & Resorts

 

Strawberry Moon Festival photos by Jordan Oscar

 

 

 

Fairy House Festival featuring DakhaBrakha and Virginia Melnyk Designs
June 9, 2019

The 9th annual Fairy House Festival highlights included a stunning performance by featured act,  Ukrainian "Ethno-Chaos" band DakhaBrakha and the bright fabric star-like shapes interactive installation, "Color Constellation," by Virginia Melnyk Designs. 

The Festival also featured it's usual array of creative immersive activities including the Fairy House Competition, Roaming Fairies by Uta Bekaia, craft and potion-making, face-painting, dancing bubbles, Tea Tent, performances by Lewiston Dance and more. 

   

Artpark thanks Featured Act Funder Ontario Building Supply
Additional support provided by Hyatt's All Things Creative, USI Insurance Services, Favorites Pizza & Wings
Fairy House Competition sponsored by Great Lakes Real Estate

 

Photo by Lydia Gaughran

 

Photo by Lydia Gaughran

Photo by Lydia Gaughran

Photo by Robert Johnson

 

Big Bang
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.     

Artpark thanks
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

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Solstice aka Fairy House Festival
June, annually 

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.

Past performers have included: Lehrer DanceLost Wheels of Time, Giraffe Royal, Circus OrangeSlyboots Circus, Buffalo Aerial Dance, Pyromancy, and more!

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 2020 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. 

Artpark thanks presenting sponsor M&T Bank 
 

 

 

Photo by Daniel Boud

Photo by Gus Griesinger

Photo by Josh Maloni