Buffalo Obscura is very happy to announce that all three of Julian Montague’s large scale “Public Health Posters” have popped up again, this time in Buffalo’s Theatre District. You can see two of them in the windows at dPost, located at 678 Main St. and one at Buffalo Place, located at 671 Main St. A very big thank you to dPost and Buffalo Place for the use of their windows, and to Julian for creating beautiful art with an important message about keeping everyone safe during the time of COVID 19. On view until further notice. Learn more about the artist here: Montague Projects
Calling All Artists
We are in the planning stages for future in person events for 2021 as soon as it is safe to host them again.
With that in mind, we’re welcoming artists working in all aspects of the visual and performing arts to reach out to us at the link below and let us know if you’d like to get involved. We keep submissions on file and review all of them each time we plan an event. Our shows are one-night-only pop up events in obscure locations in and around Buffalo.
If you’re an artist, we’d love to hear from you, and please help us spread the word! Participate
Our contribution to the flood of Bernie memes from Inauguration Day, 2021. A welcome reprieve from the doom scrolling of 2020.
Call For Work
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Window Shopping: Art Pop Up
Window Shopping: Art Pop Up is a multiple-venue, one-week-only series of installations on view from July 24 through July 31 at 13 locations across the City of Buffalo. Artists will showcase place-based work created during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More information on our event page.
Window Shopping: Art Pop Up – Coming Soon
Coming soon, Buffalo Obscura presents, Window Shopping: Art Pop Up, in partnership with 13 local businesses and storefronts and featuring 19 artists working in photography, video, painting, installation and more. Soon windows like these all over Buffalo will be filled with art about Buffalo, made during the pandemic. More details as well as an official list of artists and businesses coming VERY soon. STAY TUNED!
Buffalo Obscura is Back!
2020 took an unexpected turn for everyone. Given the current state of the world, like many, we had to put some projects on hold and shift our focus to finding new ways to approach our mission. We are happy to report that plans are in the works for a multi-venue installation in July. We’ve been holding artists meetings via zoom and making preparations that we’ll be ready to announce very soon. Here are some of the artists who will be presenting their amazing work with us! Stay tuned for more information!
We Heart liveNF!
Buffalo Obscura is teaming up with liveNF to bring you our 8th one-night-only pop up art event. Check out our Facebook event page: The City Beyond the Falls: Pop up Art Show.
We’re planning our next show!
The word is out and we are here to confirm it. Our 8th pop up show is in the works. “The City Beyond the Falls: Pop Up Art Show” will be held on Main Street in the city of Niagara Falls, NY. We met with some of the artists today and planning is in the works
Niagara Falls, Here We Come
Buffalo Obscura has big news! We’re heading to Niagara Falls! Stay tuned for more details.
Buffalo Obscura Popped up at The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts this weekend.
We popped up at the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts this weekend. Thank you to everyone who visited us at our booth! This was our first time doing a festival and we had a lot of fun!
‘Big Tent Revival’ was a success!
We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out and helped us make Big Tent Revival: Photography Pop Up an event to remember. Also a big thanks to the artists who participated and helped with preparations all along the way. And to the Buffalo Obscura team members who work behind the scenes in countless ways to help us realize our vision, there is no way we could do this with out you! Special thanks to Daniel Britt who hosted us at Transfiguration Church, his passion project.
We’ll be presenting Big Tent Revival: Photography Pop Up on the grounds of Transfiguration Church on July 26th from 6-11pm. As part of our preparations, we invited the artists and collaborators to visit the site and have a rare look and tour of the inside. The new owner, Daniel Britt, showed everyone around.
Getting ready for the next one-night-only pop up show:
We’ve had several Buffalo Obscura meetings recently with contributing artists for our upcoming show, Big Tent Revival: Photography Pop Up, scheduled for Friday July 26th in a soon to be announced obscure location near you. In addition to photography, we’ll have a series of short features involving large scale projections, live drawing, music and more. Stay tuned.
Event Shots from Route 62: Photography Pop up
It was an amazing night! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate 2 years of photography pop ups at our 6th one-night-only event, Route 62 Photography Pop up! All photos by Matt Weinberg.
Surprise guest announced for Route 62: Photography Pop up!
Big news! Traveler Mark Von Kohler, now driving to Buffalo from Texas along Route 62, has been added to Friday’s photo line up.
‘Meet the Bacons’ will be performing at Route 62 Photography Pop up April 5th
We are very excited to announce that ‘meet the bacons‘ will be joining us for, Route 62: Photography Pop up at Mackey’s Shamrock Room!
The acoustic duo of Joe & Robin Bacon are from Buffalo, NY. They draw influences from many great vocal duos, like Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Simon and Garfunkel, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris and Shovels and Rope, with music styles that cross classic country, rock, bluegrass, blues and folk (more easily described as Americana music).
Route 62: Photography Pop up will be held April 5, 2019
Our next show is Route 62: Photography Pop Up. This will be a one-night only event at Macky’s Shamrock Room, 1634 Bailey Avenue, on Friday, April 5, 2019, 6 to 11 pm. The show will direct the lenses of three photographers and a special guest videographer toward Route 62, the only U.S. highway to enter the City of Buffalo limits.
Check out more details in the Events tab!
Buffalo Obscura Hang Time
The three of us spent some time this afternoon planning our next events. Route 62 Photography Pop up is coming up on April 5, and we’re thrilled about what’s in store for June. Stay tuned.
We’re Serving Pressure Drop at Buffalo’s Back Yard!
As always, we’ll be serving beer from a local brewery at our event. Join us for “Buffalo’s Back Yard: Photography Pop Up Show” this Friday from 6-10pm. This time it’s “Citra Screamer” from Pressure Drop Brewing Company! Pressure Drop is the craft brewery headquartered at the newly-restored Barrel Factory, a 115-year-old historic factory in Buffalo’s legendary Old First Ward! Check out the event page and come join us!
Buffalo’s Back Yard: Photography Pop Up
Our new site/blog is launched!