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Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Creative Springtime Events

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Creative Springtime Events

“Two Peas In a Pod,” an exhibit featuring the work of mother and daughter artists Sharon and Lauren Fratantonio, opens Friday, April 8, at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The artwork will include Sharon’s funky doodle drawings and pottery and Lauren’s colorful clay fungi creations and incredible drawings.

Career Development for Artists with Gerald Mead will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. A noted artist, independent curator and art collector, Mead will discuss strategies for getting broader exposure for you and your artwork through exhibition opportunities, networking and promotion. The cost for this class is $20.

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Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17 Slated for April 10

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17 Slated for April 10

WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Bills star Ray Bentley will be providing free autographs, with purchase, at his table during the event. He will have copies of his novel, “Driftwood,” along with copies of his popular children’s books, photos, cards and other items. 

Vendor tables will feature new and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, packs, autographs, game programs, yearbooks, pennants, videos, vintage photos and much more. The event will feature local and out-of-state vendors, as well as dealers who are new to this show. 

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

The Pickle Ship, an artisan printing and stamping company specializing in high-quality letterpress printing, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting, was launched today by Graphcon, Inc., an Orchard Park-based printing services company.

The Pickle Ship and Graphcon are owned and operated by brothers DJ and Matt Schutt.

“In this digital age where media is often produced at the push of a button, we are resurrecting the craftsmanship associated with printing,” said Matt Schutt. “Being a third-generation artisan print shop and having learned the business from our father, we respect the time-honored printing techniques handed down from generation to generation.” 

Explore Buffalo Announces Fun and Educational April Tours

Explore Buffalo Announces Fun and Educational April Tours

Unique and exciting tours highlighting Buffalo’s history, art and architecture are being offered through Explore Buffalo throughout the month of April. 

April 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fact or Fiction: A Questionable Tour of Buffalo
Pan-American Grill, 391 Washington St., Buffalo
General Admission $25, Explorer Pass Holders $20

How well do you think you know Buffalo’s history? Join Explore Buffalo on April Fool’s Day for the only time you will hear Explore Buffalo docents give a tour that is only half true! As we walk through downtown on this happy hour tour, guides will keep you guessing with some stories that are true but unbelievable, mixed with some tall tales of their own creation. Keep track on your scorecard along the way, and if your ability to sniff out lies is the best of the bunch, you’ll win a prize!

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Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on March 26

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on March 26

Stock up for your Easter table! The Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The market takes place in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The 20-week winter market will run through April 30.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, Rob Falgiano will provide musical entertainment from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon on March 26. 

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking is available on campus during market hours, and Lot R-13 is recommended for convenience.

Shoppers to Connect with Artisans at 22nd Annual Springtime in the Country

Shoppers to Connect with Artisans at 22nd Annual Springtime in the Country

Celebrating 22 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10. The market gives shoppers a unique opportunity to connect with artisans from across the nation, learn about their considerable talents and purchase an exciting variety of handmade items.

This year’s edition of Springtime in the Country features garden art, metalworks, women’s fashion, original wall art, custom furniture, designer jewelry, home décor, spa quality bath and beauty products, gourmet foods, children’s toys, pottery and so much more. Springtime in the Country is the perfect destination for gift buying or simply to indulge yourself while celebrating the end of winter!

Tickets Now Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Event

Tickets Now Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Event

Tickets for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champion event, taking place  on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, are now available online at www.drumsalongthewaterfront.org.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront will feature the top seven drum corps in the world competing for the Tour of Champions title. Having an amazing 37 titles among them, the event lineup will include the reigning world champion Blue Devils (Concord, CA), Bluecoats (Canton, OH), The Cadets (Allentown, PA), Carolina Crown (Fort Mill, SC), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL), Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) and Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA).