Community GARTening harvest festival

Date(s) - Friday, Aug 28, 2015
3:00 pm-8:00 pm

Grassroots Gardens Office


Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) and Grassroots Gardens have partnered for Community gARTening, a harvest festival, from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at the Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Buffalo. 

The event is part of M&T Fourth Friday @ Tri-Main Center.

Volunteers from both BAS and Grassroots Gardens will be on site to help visitors make produce prints and garden signs. Photographs of some of the 94 Grassroots Community Gardens in Buffalo will be on display in BAS’s Community Space. Refreshments will include donations from Ashker’s as well as freshly picked community garden offerings. Donation-based wine and beer will also be available.

This event is free and open to the public. Families and children are welcome.

Also on display during this event will be Maude White, You Were Wild Here, and Allan Hebeler, Man. Nature. 

Maude White is a visual storyteller who uses a craft knife to intricately cut paper figures and scenes by hand. She captures the delicate tension between individuals and nature through her masterful use of scale and design.

Hebeler merges a variety of traditional and mechanical techniques to create large, dramatic works on paper. He weaves the figure into an ever-changing landscape void of references of time and place. By combining processes, he brings together the historical and the innovative, the natural and the technological, the hand-made and the machine made, to create sublime images of the constant conflict inherent in man’s self-imposed disconnect from nature.

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo enables community led efforts to revitalize our city and enhances quality of life through the creation and maintenance of community gardens that beautify clock, grow healthy food and strengthen neighborhood spirit.

Buffalo Arts Studio is a not-for-profit arts organization that provides affordable studio space and exposure for visual artists while creating cultural connections through exhibitions, public art, and educational programs.