Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) was established in 1991 to provide affordable studio space and impactful exposure for visual artists while also offering arts education and meaningful arts access for the entire community. Located on Buffalo’s east side, Buffalo Arts Studio has enriched a previously underserved area through dynamic and engaging arts programming, educational opportunities, and community events.
BAS’ Education Program offers an extensive class list designed to meet varied needs. Its Exhibitions Program presents new works by emerging and established artists that critically address contemporary issues; this includes 10-12 exhibitions in our two main galleries per year, attracting 13,000 annual visitors. 30 Studio Artists have safe, affordable work space within the 20,000 sq. foot art center. These artists have access to curatorial support, professional development, access for thousands of visitors who view their work. A Special Events program includes Community Space exhibitions, panel discussions, guided tours, public art, on-going partnerships, and fundraising events.
At the core of Buffalo Arts Studio is the belief in the transformative power of the arts to inspire and affect positive change. BAS looks to the future, consistently working to be equitable, inclusive, and engaging.