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Sink or Swim Tattoo Inks Deal for Larger Location

Sink or Swim Tattoo Inks Deal for Larger Location

When local tattoo artist Keith Kuzara purchased Sink or Swim Tattoo from his boss back in the fall of 2015, the first-time business owner probably didn’t expect such a positive and immediate response from the Western New York community … but that’s exactly what he got.

Just two years later, Kuzara and the staff of Sink or Swim have left their 800-square-foot shop in North Tonawanda for much larger space in Niagara Falls. With more employees and more customers, the larger facility is a true blessing.

Located at 2045 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Niagara Falls, the spacious new home of Sink or Swim Tattoo offers 2,000 square feet of comfort for Kuzara, his eight employees and their faithful followers. A soft opening at the new location took place on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Make Your Own Beadwork Owl at Audubon on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Make Your Own Beadwork Owl at Audubon on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Jamestown, NY – You can learn to make a beautiful beadwork owl pendant to wear or give as a gift.

Bead artist Anne Jackson will instruct the 1-3 p.m. workshop on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13 at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

You can show off a bit of nature by learning beading techniques used to make a charming owl pendant. You will work with small seed beads and some medium size beads while learning to weave them into a pendant that you will want to wear every day.

It will take two sessions to create this piece of art, and you may need to work on the owl at home between sessions in order to complete it by the end of the second class.

No prior beading experience is needed to take this class.

Be sure to bring your glasses if you need them for close-up work.

Jackson is a member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists. She has taught beading for more than two decades, both privately as well as at Audubon.

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, a well-known antiques appraiser and many other special attractions will highlight the very first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The event will feature dozens of vendors and artisans offering sports memorabilia, local artwork and handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and more.

From Finance to the Fine Arts, Ken Newton Returns to His First Love

From Finance to the Fine Arts, Ken Newton Returns to His First Love

During his younger years, Ken Newton loved to draw and hoped to one day become a famous cartoon artist. He pursued that dream until life eventually got in the way.

Today, the 48-year-old Cheektowaga resident lives a relatively quiet life as husband, father, grandfather and softball coach. While it wasn’t his dream, he’s had a nice 30-year career in the local finance industry. 

But, there’s still that pesky creative itch to scratch …

Explore Buffalo Lists August Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo Lists August Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August tours and events. 

DELAWARE AVENUE MIDWAY
August 1, 22 @ 6:30 PM; August 16 @ 10 AM; August 20 @ 10:30 AM
Meet: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Parking is available in the TR Site’s parking lot accessible from Franklin Street or Delaware Avenue.
Cost: General $15, Student $5, Explorer Pass Free

Kenan Center To Celebrate 50 Years Sixties-Style

Kenan Center To Celebrate 50 Years Sixties-Style

The Kenan Center in Lockport is planning a sixties-style wrap-up to the summer to mark its 50th anniversary, and it’s shaping up to be the “party of parties.” The event called “Kenan’s Summer Shindig – Celebrating 50 Years” will take place Saturday, August 26 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the Kenan house and gardens at 433 Locust Street. The casual event will feature food from 80 Main and Lock 34, wine and beer, live music by Off the Cuff, plus a photo booth and silent auction.

Kenan Center to Hold Motor Exhibition

The Kenan Center in Lockport will hold a Motor Exhibition featuring cars, trucks and motorcycles, August 13 from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. on the Kenan Center grounds at 433 Locust St. The event will include Chiavetta’s BBQ fundraiser with dinners at $10. Every ticket purchased will enter the individual to win box seats to a Buffalo Bills game. Tickets are available in advance at the Kenan Center Business Office, 433 Locust St., or call 433-2617.

Also featured will be music and a vendor market featuring Reid’s Food Truck, Krazy Kones, Kenan Arts Council’s Lemonade Stand, the Pearl and Stone, Stella and Dot, Mary Kay, Erin Gugluzzia Massage and Mindful Health, 31 Gifts, and more. Rain or shine. Free to the public. Proceeds benefit the Kenan Center. Co-sponsored by Lockport Monday Night Cruise Optimists Club.

Vehicle owners are $10 at the gate. Goodie bags given to the first 100 registrants. Trophies to be awarded.