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

photo by Greg Meadows

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!

Spolka Building – 436 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY

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 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.

Buffalo Obscura - Big Tent Revival Group Photo
Big Tent Revival: Pop Up Art Event

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.

Main Street Photography Pop Up
Main Street Photography Pop Up

Main Street: Photography Pop Up is a one-night only event to be held at the former AM&A’s department store, 377 Main Street, on Friday, December 7, 2018, 6 to 11 pm. The show will direct the lenses of photographers toward Main Street—the literal and the representative.

Main Street: Photography Pop Up is a one-night only event to be held at the former AM&A’s department store, 377 Main Street, on Friday, December 7, 2018, 6 to 11 pm. The show will direct the lenses of photographers toward Main Street—the literal and the representative.

Brendan Bannon, Joel Brenden, Linda Gellman, Chris Hawley, Molly Jarboe, Christina Laing, Amy Luraschi, Greg Meadows, Tom Schmitt, Ginny Rose Stewart, and David Torke are the participating photographers, and Chris Kameck is a participating visual artist.

Stay tuned for more info!