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The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th
The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

11 Days of Art Under the Radar

1200 performances!
52 venues
50 visual artists
190 musical acts
24 films/videos
90 performance projects including:
20 dances troupes/performers
35 theater groups/performers
27 poetry/ spoken word

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an 11 day celebration of art of all kinds. It takes place in over 50 venues centered in Allentown and spans across the whole city of Buffalo. 

Artists perform in the usual venues and take over the streets of Allentown and the Elmwood Village.

There are 1200 performances and events scheduled in dance, theater, music, poetry, film, and visual installations.

In its 7th year, Infringement has grown tremendously from under 50 proposals in 2005, to 350 this year. Just about every artist in Buffalo takes part in the festival somehow and this year has 30 out- of - town acts coming to perform. 

The majority are musical acts but the festival’s roots come from theater. It has expanded to include every artist genre from the extremely edgy art performances to family friendly shows.

There are many group shows planned including the 9th Annual College Street Block Party, Infringement Circus at Merge, and the Broadway Market Extravaganza. 

Squeeky Wheel is hosting a film fest, Subversive Theater presents at Manny Fried, Volume at the Vault, Burlesque at Nietzsches, Bike In Movie Night, Brownman Electryc Trio Summit, Filigrees Art Night, Party at the Pearl, Welcome to Slyboots, Zombie Party and more!

Infringement is the focal point of the summer for many Buffalonians. Its just as easy to find a comfortable performance as to see things you never thought possible. 

Take the week off and consume yourself in Buffalo's largest art festival!

The schedule is available at www.infringebuffalo.org and will be in print as an insert in the Artvoice on July 28th.





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