What better way to recycle an abandoned windshield-wiper factory than to turn it into artist studios? At least, that's what the city of Buffalo decided, and its creative experiment has turned out well. Now a non-profit that provides affordable studio space to over 30 artists annually, the Buffalo Arts Studio gives free tours to the public (suggested $2 donation), and serves as local meeting place. Some of the artists you'll meet are classically trained, like statue-maker William Koch, and others are self-taught. Mediums range from photography to painting to visual arts, with plenty of pottery, ceramics and sculptors. All of them display their work in the first-floor gallery, and thanks to their open studios, you get an up-close look at the perpetually mud- or paint-spattered artists’ lives.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Saturday from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Photo Spots / Photography, Other, Arts & Museums
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
- Nearest Train: Amherst