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Buffalo Infringement Kicks Off July 26
Buffalo Infringement Kicks Off July 26

The Infringement festival aka Art under the radar comes to Buffalo NY July 26-Aug 5. The festival takes place every summer bringing with it tons of events by local and visiting theatre and dance companies, puppeteers, media artists, poets, comics, musicians, cabaret acts, digital designers, and miscellaneous insurrectionists. The annual Buffalo Infringement Festival provides artists and audiences of all backgrounds the chance to come together, take chances, push boundaries, and explore uncharted territory because exciting art can happen anywhere, anytime, without a blockbuster budget. (Or any budget at all, for that matter.)

This year Buffalo Infringement includes • 800 separate performances.,77 venues from Allentown to Hamburg. 174 music acts.• 88 theater, dance and poetry performances. 76 group shows, 78 visual art exhibitions.• 14 films.

Full schedule/Venues: http://www.infringebuffalo.org/schedule.php

What is it?

The buffalo “infringement” festival is a non-profit-driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor bringing together a broad range of eclectic, independent, experimental, and controversial art of all forms. Visual, performing, musical, and media arts are all welcome here. Taking place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District, the festival is an annual eleven-day event running from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August.

Who they Are? 
This event is organized by an ad-hoc committee whose members include (among others):

Aaron Armstrong (film/video)
Ashley Bobbett (theatre)
Melissa Campbell camp716 <at> gmail.com (PR)
Leslie Fineberg danceundertheradar <at> gmail.com (dance)
Joe Maniacci (backline & tech support)
Cat McCarthy visualinfringement <at> live.com (visual art)
Dave Pape dave.pape <at> acm.org (treasurer, web)
Curt Rotterdam merlinsbooking <at> gmail.com (music)
Patrick Sears (housing, meeting chair)
Chris Uebbing chris.uebbing (at) gmail.com (venues)
Janna Willoughby-Lohr (poetry)
Marty Boratin
Kevin Cain
Matt Crane
Amy Duengfelder
Geoffrey Peters
Ted Powell
John Shotwell
Peter Sorkin
Tom Stoll
Susan Tanner
Tristan Trump
Rick Vallone

The organizing committee is open to all, and new volunteer members are always welcome.

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