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Summer 2014: Upcoming Buffalo-area art festivals

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Art festival season gets underway this weekend in Allentown – here are a few others to check out this summer.

Allentown Art Festival – Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th in the Allentown Historic Preservation District in Buffalo, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The juried event features more than 400 exhibitors and is hosted by the Allentown Village Society. Find out more about the event at www.allentownartfestival.com.

Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival – Friday through Sunday, June 20th through 22nd on Old Falls St. in Niagara Falls. Three-day festival features more than 35 bands and 50 artists and vendors, plus two beer tents and more than 20 food vendors. Hours are Friday 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. – find out more at festivalatthefalls.com.

City of Night – Saturday, June 28th from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Silo City, 100 Childs St. in Buffalo. Presented by the Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo, City of Light is a multi-disciplinary event celebrating art, history, culture and sustainability – find out more at www.cityoflightbuffalo.com.

Lewiston Art Festival – Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days on Center St. in Lewiston. Features more than 175 artists and crafters as well as the 30th annual Chalk Walk Competition on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. – find out more at www.artcouncil.org.

Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts – Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd and 24th on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo. Featuring more than 170 artists and crafters, live entertainment, Kidsfest, Environmental Row and Cultural Row. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – find out more at the festival website.

echo Art Fair – Saturday and Sunday, September 6th and 7th at the Downtown Central Library in Buffalo. The juried event features both established and emerging artists in a variety of mediums. Get more details as they become available at www.echoartfair.com.

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