BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The arts are alive Thursday night in Allentown with the openingof the Infringement Festival.
Most of the events Thursday took place at Nietzsche’s onAllen Street. The events went through midnight on Thursday. Thefestival lasts seven days with performances in over 50 differentvenues.
The Infringement Festival kicked off in Allentown for theseventh year in a row. This is a festival where everyone can enterand no one is turned away.
“There is 170 music artists, and there’s 15 dancegroups, 18 poetry projects, 50 theater productions, 73 visualartists, 33 films,” said event organizer Curt Rotterdam.
Michael Mulley of College Street Gallery says the festival is agreat showcase of local eclectic and unique art scene. It allowseveryone, not just those already familiar with local art, toexperience it.
“The festival does a great job of bringing all kinds ofdiverse people together, and people from the suburbs, and peoplefrom the city. And I think that’s really the most importantthing is that people come here and have a good time,” saidMulley.
Many artists are inspired by their local roots.
Performer Annabelle Warzele said, “A spiritual kind ofdancing and poetry that’s inspired by Buffalo and by theEarth and things like that.”
But a lot of artists also traveled from out of town toparticipate in the festival.
“It’s exciting for us because like I said,we’re from Cincinnati, so it’s good to come up here andbe a part of something where they care about the music andwhat’s going on, and all types of different genres,”said performer Lazy D.
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