Exhibitions & Events

Humor in the Arts Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9, 2020
On view until Jan 24, 2020

Tickle your funny bone at the “Humor in the Arts” exhibition. This show will feature a wide variety of works by contemporary and traditional artists from the WNY region including:

Bruce Adams, Sandra Bartz, Michael J. Beam, John Berg, Sa Boothroyd, Wendy Caldwel Maloney, Caitlin Cass, W. Cook, Steve Coppola, Betty Corbett, David Corbett, Matthew Crane, Jack Edson, John Entwistle, Howard Finster, AJ Fries, David Gilhooly, Rix Jennings, Candace Keegan Masters, Michael Morgulis, Jack McLeod, Gerald Mead, Ilona Myers, Mike O., Ogre, F. Opper, J. Tim Raymond, Bruce Shanks, Cindy Sherman, William H. Summers, Chuck Tingley, Tom Toles, Lawrence Urbscheit, Martha Visser’t Hooft, Alfonso Volo and Adam Zyglis.

The show will also feature an array of New Yorker style cartoons by David Corbett.

Music by Geno McManus

Thank you to our sponsors:
Abstract Architecture
Barnato LLC

Buffalo Big Print
Susan Lenahan – MJ Peterson
Attorney Joe Nicastro
Lady Jane’s Senior Move Manager
Torin Lucas – State Farm Insurance

The Buffalo Jazz Collective Quintet at the Carnegie Art Center!

Thursday, January 23, 6-8PM

$10 for non-members

$7 for Members of the Carnegie

Reserve your ticket online HERE

or purchase tickets at the door on the day of the event.

Walk-ins are always welcome. Membership will be checked upon arrival.

Join us for an exciting evening of music as we welcome the Buffalo Jazz Collective Quintet to the Carnegie Art Center!

The Buffalo Jazz Collective is a group of jazz musicians and advocates dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of Western New York.

This Quintet will be made of various award winning performers including:

Elliot Scozzaro- saxophone

Mark Filsinger- trumpet

Lisa Hasselback- piano

Sabu Adeyola- bass

Devin Kelly- drums

Seating and standing room will be available and a cash bar.

The Light of Spirituality Exhibition
By Anna Kruger

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 2020
On view until February 21.

Join us for the opening reception of ” The Light of Spirituality” by Anna Kruger on Thursday February 6, 2020 from 6 – 8pm.

During the reception, Anna’s work will be on display as she does a live art demo to show the process of “spiritual painting”.

Anna Kruger immigrated to the United States in 2003 from Sichuan, China. As she developed her skills in drawing and painting, Anna began a practice that explores the spirituality in art. This exploration allows her to discover and experience the existence of truth or “Tao” which enables her to manifest the inherent nature of spirituality in her.
In 2008, Anna sought this spiritual journey for 10 years. She took refuge in Tibet for 5 years where she was tutored by a Tibetan monk and a Taoist master. During this time, Anna cultivated practices of meditation and isolation within her work.

Artist Statement:
“I am happy to share my creative nature with this beautiful universe. I love infinite creativity and freedom in my paintings. I never limit my style to stable form. Instead, I create new styles and different patterns of expression.”

Carnegie Art Center’s Member & Volunteer Appreciation

Wednesday, February 12th, 6-8PM!

This event is free to attend.

Please RSVP by February 5 by CLICKING HERE

Or call the Carnegie Art Center at 716-694-4400.

Love is in the air! We truly appreciate the efforts of our members and volunteers. YOU are an integral part of the Carnegie Art Center and we want to extend our appreciation to you.

We would LOVE for you to join us for live music, desserts and wine to celebrate your efforts at the Carnegie Art Center.

Please feel free to bring a prospective member or volunteer as your guest. Admission is free and they can sign up as a member or volunteer that night! All are welcome to renew their membership that night as well.

GirlCrush+ Concert 
Thursday, February 20, 6-8PM

Join us for an exciting evening of music as we welcome GirlCrush+ to the Carnegie Art Center!

GirlCrush+ features 4 of Buffalo’s finest female musicians. Sara, Cortney, Alex, and Candice join together to share some of their favorite female-composed and female-inspired music as well as some original compositions.

The band:

Sara Rogers- vocals, guitar and piano

Cortney Costanzo- vocals

Alex McArthur- vocals and bass

Nelson Rivera- percussion and saxophones

Seating and standing room will be available and a cash bar.

$7 for members, $10 for non-members 


Walk-ins welcome!

2020 Student Spotlight: North Tonawanda School District Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Family Night: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

The opening reception of the 2020 Student Spotlight will take place at the Carnegie Art Center on Thursday, February 27th, 6:30-8:00pm. This exhibition will showcase the work of the North Tonawanda School District students.

There will be a Family Art Night on Friday March 19th, 6:30–8:00pm. The North Tonawanda art teachers will facilitate the activities, with activities geared toward kindergarten to 6th grade students.

The exhibition AND family night are free and open to the public.
The exhibition will be on view until March 25.

Open Figure Drawing for Adults
Tuesday March 3rd from 6 – 9 pm

This three hour session is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for artists of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice. The drawing session is based on either a $20, $10 or $5 suggested donation. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 18 +.


Walk-ins are also welcome.

Participants must provide their own materials such as paper, graphite, charcoal, paints, canvas etc. The Carnegie will provide easels, drawing boars, and chairs. There will not be an instructor at this session.
** No oil paints will be allowed in the gallery.**

Safety is enforced. Respect is necessary.

Please contact us if you are interested in being a model for future events: info@carnegieartcenter.org or call 716-694-4400

Rinse & Restore 

Tuesday, March 10, 6-8PM

2 Hour Yoga & Meditation Session with Be Moved Fitness at the Carnegie Art Center

$20 Admission


An extra special event! Meet Tina and Jen at the Carnegie Art Center in Tonawanda for a 2 hour event, the first hour is Hatha Yoga and the second a luxurious Soundbath Meditation. The acoustics in this venue are magnificent. Leave it all on your mat after yoga with Tina and end your evening restored with Jen.

What is Hatha Yoga? Hatha yoga is a gentler style of yoga for all body types and exercise levels. Tina will offer modifications for all poses to make it adaptable for your body.

What is a Soundbath meditation? Bathe your senses in sound and vibration from a variety of instruments including Tibetan singing bowls, rain sticks, chimes and an ocean drum that sounds so much like the real thing, you’ll get lost in it all – in the most amazing way.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Art Center.