Exhibitions & Events

Handsome Jack 
With Special Guests
Off the Wall

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Doors: 5PM

Show starts at 5:30PM

$25 Tickets


Handsome Jack, with special guests Off the Wall are coming to the Carnegie Art Center on Saturday, August 28th!

Tickets: $25
Purchase Tickets here:

Doors: 5PM
Off the Wall (Opener): 5:30PM
Handsome Jack: 7PM

Join us for this in-person outdoor concert with a portion of the proceeds to support the Carnegie.

Vendors will be on site selling food, beverages and more. More information on vendors will be available soon.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
We hope you consider sponsoring this exciting event to support the Carnegie’s efforts to continue to provide accessible art experiences for the WNY community.




Live On the Lawn at the Carnegie Art Center

“Live on the Lawn” is an outdoor music series that will take place Thursday nights at the Carnegie Art Center located at 240 Goundry Street in North Tonawanda.

Schedule of Shows: 

Thursday, May 13, 6-8PM
Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet Plays Big Band Hits from the Swing Era

Thursday, May 27, 6-8PM
Multi-Dimensions Quartet

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6-8PM

Thursday, June 24, 6-8PM
Brendan Lanighan Octet

Thursday, July 8, 6-8PM
Morgan Street Stompers

Thursday, July 22, 6-8PM
Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop

Thursday, Aug 12, 6-8PM
Tim Clarke Soul-tet

Thursday, Aug 26, 6-8PM

Thursday, Sept 9, 6-8PM
The Buffalo Jazz Collective presents Jazz Impressions: “Jazz at the Movies”


Makers Market at the Carnegie Art Center


The Carnegie Art Center presents a monthly Makers Market that will take place outside on our lawn every second Saturday of the month starting in May and going into September 2021. This monthly event will feature up to 35 vendors selling handcrafted, vintage items or food/drink on our lawn space.

The Carnegie Art Center is located at 240 Goundry Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

Price to participate as a vendor:
$50 per event for Non-members
$40 per event for Members of the Carnegie Art Center

The Makers Market will take place on our lawn space during the following dates & times:

Saturday, May 8, 2021: 11AM-4PM
Saturday, June 12, 2021: 11AM-4PM
Saturday, July 10, 2021: 11AM-4PM
Saturday, August 14, 2021: 11AM-4PM
Saturday, September 11, 2021: 11AM-4PM

Submissions for the Makers Market will be accepted until the spots are filled!


Buffalo, Views of the Queen City
Photographs by Jeffrey T. Barnes
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 8, 6 – 8PM
On view until Saturday, July 31, 2021

“Photography is so much more than pointing, shooting, and editing with digital tools. Real artists harbor a love for moments and an eye for style. It’s more than a hired job—it’s the curiosity and passion for discovery—interesting lighting, unusual subject, or spur of the moment feeling. Whether an animal in its element, a bride and groom on their big day, or landscape architecture—the best photographers are adept at finding a moment that tells a story. 

I met Jeffrey Barnes because I was a fan of his photography. We had few mutual friends and never seemed to be in the same place at same time but I remember the moment I was first shown his work. It was a wedding portrait—I felt an immediate difference between his work and others and wanted to know the person behind the lens. His shots were special—not only is there a sharp and assured technical prowess—but his subjects transmit energy. Even when a bride, animal, or building is immobile, it comes alive in Jeff’s eye and the way he presents it to the viewer. You’d swear the outlines themselves are vibrating with joy, passion, and excitement. His sense of timing and perspective combined with technical skill sets him apart in the days of Pinterest imitations. He remains the first and only photographer I’ve sought out in order to get to know the person and vision inside the artist. 

Most photos in this collection were taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when Jeff’s business was closed for safety precautions. But true artists never stop creating, expressing, and communicating. These photographs reminds us that art is always essential: it enlarges our perspective, lowers stress, and increases creativity, joy, and appreciation of what’s come before.

Jeffrey and I are both Buffalo-born and raised. I sense within these images a desire to express the diversity of our post-industrial city rather than indulge its popular reputation for snow and cold. There’s stunning natural beauty and incomparable architecture. A vibrant history and cultural perspective. I can’t imagine a better eye with which to document Buffalo, N.Y—a city teeming with memories and frustrated identity. Under Jeff’s eye, the lines and curves of these beautiful buildings, whether University at Buffalo’s Hayes Hall, the old Post Office, or the Electric Tower, some well-known, some under the radar, vibrate with the energy of a city re-merging from a long sleep, shedding skin through a resurgence to claim its own life and vision. I can’t think of a better artist to present these landmarks to you. Whether seeing them for the first or 5,000 time, I promise that when seeing them through the Barnes lens, it’ll be an entirely new and essential experience.”


Alycia Ripley