Special Events at Artpark this Summer!
Artpark is locally famous in Buffalo Niagara for hosting concerts, but did you know Artpark also has other events outside of their concert series? That’s right – there are plenty of engaging, creative experiences on the itinerary this summer, from art camps to live theatre, and even movie nights! Below, you will find a list of our favorite events happening this summer season.
Free Family Saturdays
Let’s be real – family entertainment can get expensive! Lucky for us, Artpark offers free admission and parking every Saturday in July. Kids will have fun interacting with self-directed art spaces that utilize clay, paint, costumes and sand. “Make and Take” themed workshops will take place, as well as live performances of children’s tales by the Niagara University Repertory Theatre.
Located in the Amphitheatre from Noon to 4 p.m. Themes include “Art of Transformation” on July 6th, “Art of Fantasy” on July 13th, “Art in Water” on July 20th, and “Art of the Game” on July 27th. Must be 4 feet tall to throw on the pottery wheel. N.U.R.T. performances will take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for 40 minutes on the Key Stage. More details can be found here.
Free Family Saturdays at Artpark
Artpark’s Art Camp
If you have a son or daughter between the ages of 9 and 14 who loves to make art, this camp will lead them through workshops on a variety of creative endeavors, including ceramics, drawing and painting that is inspired by pop art, modified toy sculpture, mask making, leather work, and portraiture. On the last day of camp, your child’s work will be put on display in an Art Show to share with friends and family. Additionally, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will exhibit some of the created artwork, and campers who participate will receive admission. Your child won’t soon forget such a creative and inspiring week!
Sessions are available from July 8th to 12th, July 15th to 19th, and July 22nd to 26th. Camp takes place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration costs $250 per weekly session. You’ll want to register soon because one-to-one instruction is emphasized. To learn more click here.
Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Presented by the Artpark Theatre Academy, Disney’s Aladdin Jr. will be a fully-staged, two-hour production based on the Disney film. The show will take place on the Mainstage Theatre on August 3rd and 4th at 2 p.m. More details are on their way!
Tickets are now available at $10/Adult and FREE for Children 12 and under. Click here for more information.
Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is coming to Artpark
check out the Artpark Theatre Academy
Artpark Theatre Academy
Is your child between the ages of 10 and 18? Would your child love to perform in a drama production? Then consider enrolling your child in the Artpark Theatre Academy! Your child will learn skills and techniques needed to perform in the production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible!
Located on the Mainstage Theatre. Academy takes place from July 8th to August 2nd, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The full four-week program is $895. To learn more, please click here.
Adult Theatre Camp
Have you ever wanted to star in a drama production but were too afraid to give it a shot? Do you wish that you could learn what it takes to act on a real stage? Then Artpark’s Adult Theatre Camp is for you! People of all ages and abilities are invited to develop and sharpen their skills through theatre games, improvisation, singing, and movement in this two-week session headed by Roger Danforth, the director of last summer’s musical production of The Odyssey. Talk about an exciting summer experience!
Located on the Mainstage Theatre from August 8th to 22nd. Camp takes place Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration fee is $150. No experience required. Learn more here.
the Adult Theatre Camp at Artpark
catch Free Family Movie Night at Artpark this summer
Free Family Movie Night
This summer, there will be two popular films shown on the Amphitheatre’s Jumbotron- “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.” A movie beneath the stars and overlooking the Niagara River Gorge is an experience that you will not want to miss out on!
You will need to bring your own chairs and blankets. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will be shown on August 12th. This animated movie is rated PG for frenetic scenes of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language. “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” is scheduled for August 26th. This Japanese anime film is rated PG for thematic elements, some violent action, and partial nudity. Both films will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Artpark is all about getting those creative juices flowing and making memories with loved ones! Whether you are a fan of art and want to help your little protégés get their hands dirty, you are looking for some out-of-the-box ideas for your next date night, or you are ready for a new creative challenge, be sure to take a look at www.artpark.com/events and pack your calendar with some Artpark fun. It’s time to get creative!