News & Updates from the Buffalo Religious Arts Center
New Display Case

Part of our new installation in our new display case.  Half of the case is communion, while the other has vintage items connected with weddings.  

Holy Cards

Here’s is a collection of Holy Cards that were sent to us this week by a lady in Springville NY.  These cards date back to 1879.  We are very grateful for the wonderful surprise donation. If you are cleaning and find anything like this, the Art Center would like to have it.

Vintage Wedding Photo

Wedding June 6, 1925 Giovanna (Jennie) Cavaretta to Joseph Palmeri Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish 20 Herkimer Street Buffalo, NY 14027 Parish opened in 1872 and closed in 2009   

Photography and Artifacts

This is another example of the artifacts and photography we would like to collect. If you have anything like this and would like to donate it to our collection, please contact us.

Channel 7!!

The Buffalo Religious Arts Center was on channel 7 on July 18, 2013! It was a segment called “Good Things Happening.” We think we’re a good thing happening too. http://www.wkbw.com/home/Buffalo-Church-Houses-Hundreds-of-Religious-Relics-216088621.html

Interior Picture

  This is the interior of the former Saint Francis Xavier church which is now the Buffalo Religious Arts Center.

2013 Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens

Saturday August 3, 2013 The Buffalo Religious Arts Center located at 157 East Street (near the corner of East and Amherst Streets) is the starting point of the 2013 Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Coming up May 18th and May 19th, Buffalo Alliance for Sacred Places, Sacred Sites Open House Weekend!

The National Trust Conference, hosted in Buffalo in October 2011, put our city’s architectural treasury of civic, sacred and residential landmarks “front and center” for a national audience. In the aftermath of this high profile event, a new collaborative, titled the Buffalo Alliance for Sacred Places, was formed “to promote the preservation and appreciation of […]

St. John the Evangelist Stained Glass Window

The window of St. John the Evangelist was installed at the Buffalo Religious Arts Center on April 16, 2013. It was originally housed in the former St Francis Xavier Church in Rochester, New York. The window was made by the Pike Stained Glass Studio, c1911. William Pike started his company in 1908 after working for […]

The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History, & Nature (C-SAAHN) – The IMAGINE Series

On April 23, 2013 our director of the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, took part in the C-SAAHN IMAGINE lecture series.  It was the 4th Tuesday theme is “IMAGINE Buffalo Niagara as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Appreciating Buildings, History & Nature.” To listen to her lecture please click on the link below: