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Starlight Studio Exhibition @ Kenan Center House
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm

Starlight Shines on the Kenan Center: February 21 – March 21, 2021

Starlight Studio Exhibition: Starlight Shines on the Kenan Center
February 21 – March 21, 2021

The Starlight Studio Exhibition presents a number of local Starlight Artists’ works at the Kenan House Gallery. Starlight Studio and Art Gallery is a cooperative environment that supports adults with disabilities in their artistic development. Through technical assistance by professional artists, on-site and off-site exhibitions and other opportunities for representation and sales, the Starlight artists hone their artistic interests, become stronger advocates and better integrated citizens.


Kenan House Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday, Noon–4 pm
Appointment required for all visits. Please call 716.433.2617 to schedule your visit or tour. No admission; $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

2021 Gallery Exhibit Sponsors
Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, M&T Bank, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel F. Ward


Jazz at the Taylor with Multi Dimensions Quartet
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm

Link virtually release on March 25th.

While our beautiful Taylor Theater is closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are pleased to announce that Jazz at the Taylor will still go on!

Jazz at the Taylor Presents Multi Dimensions Quartet with vocalist Alex McArthur performing Jazz Classics and Modern Expressions featuring Bobby Militello on sax and flute, George Caldwell on piano, Sabu Adeyola on bass, and John Bacon on drums.

A celebrated group of Western New York Jazz musicians performing an evening of classic jazz and original compositions.  Members  have performed throughout WNY and beyond with Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Ahmad Jamal and Roswell Rudd.  Previous performances at Jazz at the Taylor, the Buffalo History Museum and Artpark have sold-out and excited audiences with compelling interpretations of jazz classics and new music. Join these masters of the art of jazz for a virtual concert in the comfort of your own home.

For $10, you will receive a link to watch and enjoy this concert in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.

Attention! This link will be sent to purchasers beginning Thursday, March 25 by 4pm. Your link for the concert will be sent via email from blicata@kenancenter.org. If you have purchased your ticket after March 25 at 4pm, we will be sending your link within 24 hours (Business Days Only) of your purchase. If you did not receive your link, please check your junk mail inbox. Please email blicata@kenancenter.org with any questions. Thank you for your support!


To purchase tickets for past Jazz at the Taylor, please click here.

Spring Stay-cation @ Kenan Center
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm

Spring Stay-cation 2021: In person programming!

The Kenan Center brings Spring Stay-cation back in 2021 socially distanced, safe, in person fun! Choose from three days of exciting workshops that will help your child relax, focus and be with friends in person! All participants will be following social distance guidelines including keeping 6 feet distance, wearing masks, spread out in a safe setting. Classes are limited in size to ensure social distance guidlelines are met.

Watercolor Workshop with Lacott Fine Arts
Instructor: Laura Cott
Tuesday, April 6 at 1:00-2:30PM
Ages 6-12 years old

Register here.

Learn the art of watercolor with first-hand experience and instruction. Workcolor art cultivates critical thinking skills, develops hand-eye coordination, and encourages self-expression. Afterwards, apply the knowledge gained in this workshop to create unique masterpieces. All supplied are provided with the class.




For weather related closing information please click here.

Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.