Buffalo, New York

Emerging Leaders in the Arts, Buffalo


Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo is a dynamic group of emerging artists, arts professionals, and mentors, who help elevate the arts in the western New York region. It offers public critiques, workshops, dynamic events, job shadowing and mentoring, field trips, community art projects, and more, and collaborates with other local organizations and individuals working toward similar ends. It recently hosted its third City of Night for a crowd of 15,000 at Silo City, the historic, privately owned grain elevators on the Buffalo River. With art installations in and outside the elevators, live music, theater and dance performances, an art fair, and interactive art and cultural booths, this annual event has something for everyone.

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Photo: John Carocci

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Community lantern release at City of Night, with musicians from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo: John Carocci

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Board members of ELAB. Photo: John Carocci

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Aerialist performs in front of the Marine A grain elevator. Photo: John Carocci

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Site-specific installation work inside Marine A. Photo: John Carocci

The Momentary Monument: a community-built installation. Photo: John Carocci