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Open Art Nights | New York by Rail

march, 2024

19marAll Day10sepOpen Art Nights(All Day) Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218

Event Details

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in Buffalo invites artists of all media and abilities to visit their 30,000+ square foot conservatory for an art experience unlike any other at Open Art Nights. For four hours, artists are invited to enjoy this intimate setting and become inspired by the collection of exotic plants from around the world.  

A Source of Inspiration

Open Art Nights provide artists the opportunity to explore the lush conservatory and locate your source of inspiration and set up your station on any of the paved space throughout for an up-close and personal look at your selected muse. Soft soothing music will play through the speakers to create an environment best suited for creative expression! 

From March 15 –  April 15 artists can grab their inspiration from the Spring Flower Exhibit with over 30,000 blossoming bulbs of vibrant pinks, yellows, oranges, and more. Hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips decorate the conservatory – the perfect picture of spring.  

Additionally, an art installation, Chromatic Organics, has been set up throughout the conservatory. The installation features metal sculptures, which act as a fascinating juxtaposition of the fragility and vibrance of the various flowers.  

What to Expect

Chairs and water for painting will be provided but artists must bring all other supplies to create their works of art including: easels, water cups, brushes, paints, pastels, pencils, etc. For the safety and conservation of the plants, please do not utilize any oil-based media, spray paint, or any form of splattering – we want to keep these plants protected so everyone can appreciate their beauty!  

Hours and Ticketing

Open Art Nights are best suited for artists aged 16+ and will take place on select weekends from March to September from 4-8 pm. Tickets are $22.00 and only include entrance, clean water, and a stool – remember to bring your own supplies! Members can purchase tickets for Open Art Nights for a discounted rate of $10.00. Click here to view dates and reserve your tickets.  

drawing at open art nights

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Take Amtrak to Open Art Nights

Attend the event via Amtrak to the Buffalo Exchange Street Station (BFX)—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 5.3 miles away from Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event. 

Get picked up from the Buffalo Exchange Street Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Buffalo office today at +1 716-884-6666.


March 19 (Tuesday) - September 10 (Tuesday)


Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218