Own a Piece of History: Bid on Local Art at ‘Paint the Town Art Auction’ at The Buffalo History Musuem

For more than two decades, the Paint the Town Art Auction has brought together local artists, museum supporters, and collectors to raise vital funds for The Buffalo History Museum. Mark your calendars because this annual event is back on May 16, 2024, and promises a vibrant display of talent with over 60 artists showcasing their work.

The event features both a live and silent auction, and showcases pieces from the region’s top artists, spanning various mediums like oil, watercolor, multimedia, photography, and print. These artworks draw inspiration from the rich history of our region,  and pay homage to The Buffalo History Museum’s esteemed collection. From original watercolors of downtown landmarks to vibrant paintings inspired by the Pan-American Exposition, there’s something for everyone to admire.

“This year, we invited our featured artists for a behind-the-scenes tour of our collection, which served as inspiration for many of their works,” according to Director of Development Megan Hahin. “We’re grateful that some of the region’s most acclaimed artists lent their time and expertise to create work for the auction, which raises critical funds for our Museum.”

In the days before the event on May 16, Buffalonians are invited to walk through a special preview exhibit housed within the Museum. This will allow guests to see all the art before the auction so they can plan their bids carefully.

“Any fan of Buffalo and its history will find something to love at this auction,” Hahin said. “We hope that everyone that attends will go home that night with the next perfect piece that they will tell their friends and family about.”

Come the night of May 16, attendees can bid on their favorite pieces in silent and live auctions. Whether they’re looking for a standout piece for their home or office, Paint the Town is the chance for Buffalonians to own a part of Buffalo’s artistic heritage and add something special to their collection.

We created something truly special this year – an event that both honors our past, pays tribute to our present day creatives, and raises funds for our future,” Hahin said. “Through events like the auction, we raise the funds needed to continue sharing the stories of Buffalo for generations to come.

 Tickets are now available, with individual tickets priced at $100, and include dinner stations, drinks, and the silent and live auction. Patron tickets are priced at $200 and include reserved seating, a limited edition print of custom Yames artwork, and a listing in the program.  For more information and tickets, please visit their website here.

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