If you've never fully understood the appeal of the "plastic arts," try shelving your skepticism for a minute while you check out Hallwalls. Let's start with its pedigree: It launched in the 1970s (of course) when freewheeling art students Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo, among others, decided to make an exhibition space out of a former icehouse. It's only gotten even more cutting-edge since—it regularly holds a Buffalo "Infringement" festival dedicated to animation. Swing by for the latest in multimedia, film and visual art exhibitions. You might get lucky and also catch a summer barbecue—the center doubles as a community hangout.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Saturday from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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