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1) Hamburg Oktoberfest, 2 to 11 p.m. Sept. 15 in Memorial Park, at Lake and Union streets, Hamburg. Free to attend, and discount tickets (for various purchases such as food and drink at the festival) can be found here. Commentary: Although we're still roughly three weeks from the beginning of October, the Oktoberfest event season has begun. Head to Memorial Park in Hamb…

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A garden of echinacea, hibiscus and pussy willow plants has engulfed the entire side of the exposed, yellow-brick wall on the side of the 6 1/2-story Sinclair Building at 465 Washington St. downtown, snaking around windows and extending to the rooftop. The latest installation of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's public art initiative is as gargantuan — 80 feet tall by 160…

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If this Colonial-style manor in Snyder looks like an art gallery on the inside, there's a good reason for that. James Brandys and his wife, Joy, have collected works by local and international artists for decades and displayed all of it on the walls of their carefully decorated Lebrun Road home. Joy Brandys is a serious painter, while James Brandys is vice chair of the …

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Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, which includes 170 artists and craftspeople, live performances and Kids Fest, holds its first of a two-day run on Elmwood Avenue between West Ferry and St. James, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

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Silo City was the place to be on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, as the second annual Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival welcomed artists of all kinds - including Benny the Butcher, Miller & the Other Sinners and Vin DeRosa, among many others. See the scene in and around the grain elevators.

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Art vendors across more than 15 mediums gathered on Elmwood Avenue for the annual Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. See who explored Cultural Row, Food Truck Alley and more. The festival concludes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Beyond Ghosts kicked off the spooky season with Day One of the annual ParaHorror, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Celebrity guests, vendors, a haunted house and much more were on the agenda at the creepy Central Terminal. The event runs through 4 p.m. Sunday.

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The wildly popular Sunflowers of Sanborn drew a crowd on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, where more than 50 vendors set up in the Danielewicz Farm's sunflower fields to showcase their wares. See who traveled north to experience the fleeting flowers.

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Whether you spy a giraffe, massive spider or irregularly shaped mythological creature, the Griffis Sculpture Park is one of the most unusual destinations in the Buffalo-area. See who hung out in East Otto on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, for the park's Summer Festival, featuring Binghamton folk-rock band Driftwood.

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Center Street in Lewiston was filled with art patrons on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, for the annual Lewiston Art Festival, presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts. It was a beautiful day for the yearly event.

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The 2018-19 season of the annual Art of Jazz series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has been announced, and it offers an impressive marriage of legendary names and bright, vital up-and-coming artists. The new season comprises four shows: Sullivan Fortner and his Trio on Nov. 17 Joe Lovano's Trio Tapestry on Jan. 27, 2019 Carla Bley on March 17, 2019 Edmar Castane…

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Move over Shark Girl – Williamsville has its first piece of public art. A couple who is deeply engaged in village life has donated a cast bronze statue of two children, sitting on a bench reading a book, that was installed Monday in a pocket park between Williamsville Village Hall and the Williamsville Library. Nick and Marcia Roth paid $6,000 for the statue, named "…

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North Tonawanda was buzzing with local artists on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, outside Project 308, the gallery that hosted the Oliver Street Art Festival. See the crafty local artists and their patrons.

The work of local black and Latino artists from two of the region's newer arts organizations will be highlighted during a mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Paint the Town Gallery, 74 Allen St. The event will feature the work of artists from the Western New York Urban Arts Collective and Los Artistas del Barrio, both of which formed within the past two years. Th…