Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Local: WNY Artists & The Buffalo City Mission

On Friday December 11th, at 7pm, Nomad Magazine, in conjunction with Salvatore's Italian Gardens, The Buffalo Downtowner, Starlight Gallery and Sweetness_7 Cafe are combing forces to support The Buffalo City Mission during the holidays.  Along with the second release of Buffalo's newest Art and Literary Magazine (Nomad), ”Give Local" is an incentive to support art, music, business and organizations of Buffalo and Western New York. 

This event, free and open to all public, combines donated artwork from area artists, local music and holiday gift buying.  Sweetness_7 Cafe is providing coffee, tea, and desserts; while Salvatore's Italian Gardens is providing food for those in attendance on December 11th at Starlight Gallery.  Music provided by:  Mike DiSanto:  7:10 - 7:50, Mel Latimer:  7:55 - 8:50, and Bob Buckley  8:55 - 9:55.

Those who make a $20 donation to The Buffalo City Mission on December 11th will be given a raffle ticket.  After dinner and beverages, ticket numbers will be called and ticket-holders will be invited to select a piece of original Buffalo art on a first-come, first-serve basis. Raffle ticket sales (donations) begin at 7:00 pm.

The Buffalo City Mission founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit organization that provides preventative, emergency and long-term recovery services to thousands of men, women and children who are homeless or impoverished. The Mission includes the Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor), Men’s Community Center, Mission Motor Vehicle Donation Program, and two thrift store locations to better serve our community. Contact: or 854-8181.

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery provides an open art studio environment with individual guidance for the cultivation of artistic expression for people with disabilities.  Created by Learning Disabilities Association of WNY, artists at Starlight have the opportunity to work with a variety of mediums and artists.  Contact:
,  716-842-1525,

Salvatore's Italian Gardens, has earned the coveted Triple A 3 Diamond Award and the “Millennium International Award of Excellence” in Las Vegas as one of America’s top 100 restaurants of the 20th century.  Contact:  Joseph/Russell Salvatore,
, 716 - 683-7990,

The Buffalo Downtowner is a monthly newspaper published in Buffalo and directed to the people, events of the City of Buffalo and its suburban environs.  The Buffalo Downtowner is distributed monthly to venues throughout Downtown Buffalo and its suburbs as well as Allentown & Elmwood Villages, the Hertel and Chippewa strips, the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and the Duty Free Shop in Canada.  Contact:,, 716-771-9450.

Nomad Magazine is an art and literary magazine functioning as a portable gallery focusing on local talents since 2008.  Nomad Magazine, created by Editor Erica Eichelkraut, gathers, packages and shares art and literary works with the public distributed for free around Buffalo. Contact:  Erica Eichelkraut,,  

Sweetness_7 Cafe/Grant Street Gallery, located at 216-220 Grant Street, is a cheerful, comfortable neighborhood cafe and local artist community.  Prish Moran, owner, provides a fine coffeehouse for the people while continually providing support for the communities of Buffalo that are less fortunate.  Contact:  716- 883- 1783,

For event information, view/download flier HERE, and donate artwork to this cause:   Erica Eichelkraut,

Come on down to Starlight Studio & Art Gallery 340 Delaware Avenue Buffalo NY 716.842.1525 on Dec 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm to support our city, enjoy fine food and beverages, listen to great local talent and purchase a Christmas gift for a loved one, all while supporting The Buffalo City Mission. $20 dollars feeds 10 people.  Keep the money in our city.  Support local art, music, business and organizations.  

WNY Artists are giving tiny gifts to make a big difference.  Be a part of the art. 

Give Local. 

Susan Marie Public Relations
New York USA 2009

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