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Adams Art Gallery :: Dunkirk, NY
Posted January 23, 2009
Adams Art Gallery :: Dunkirk, NY
We're starting 2009 off with a BANG. Our first group show of the new year will be hanging for the month of February at the Adams Art Gallery, 600 Central Ave, Dunkirk.

The show will feature brand new work from several of the AAAlliance founders, as well as work from 4 or 5 Member Artists who are participating in their First show with us.

The list of artists for this show will include:
Angela Caley
Nathan Long
Kim Babnik
David Grice
Bill Thomas
Matt Hall
Kaitlin Frisicaro
Dan Loughrey

The opening will take place on Saturday February 7th from 1-9 pm at the Gallery, We'll have food and refreshments early in the afternoon, and Live music ALL DAY, so you're encouraged to get there early.

Our goal for this opening and group show is to celebrate the smaller local Art and Music Scenes within Western NY State and Northwestern PA, while also hopefully bringing together some of the individuals involved in each of these smaller communities, to start working together more closely towards growing and nurturing a greater Regional Arts Community.

The band lineup for the opening will include at least one band each from Warren PA, Jamestown NY, Fredonia/Dunkirk NY, and Buffalo NY, with a specific focus on introducing the Students and Music fans of Fredonia and Dunkirk to some of the GREAT bands and musicians that call Jamestown home, and play there regularly. More info on the band lineup and after party TBA.

Special thanks to Jon at for the poster design and Herby at the Upstate Live Network for helping us out with statewide promotion.


Thanks for another GREAT YEAR !
Posted December 21, 2008
Once again, we'd like to give HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to our Fall Showcase at EBC in Fredonia, and the rest of our shows throughout the year. All of the bands, artists, and venues that we worked with have helped us make 2008 our most successful year yet. Let's keep it rolling into 2009 and Beyond.

the First show of 2009 will be in February at the Adams Art Gallery in Dunkirk, NY.

Happy Holidays, see you in '09


Thanksgiving Weekend :: Fredonia, NY
Posted November 14, 2008
Thanksgiving Weekend :: Fredonia, NY
Saturday, November 29th :: Ellicottville Brewing Co.

We're having a party to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Active Artists Alliance. We'll have new visual work on hand from:
Angela Caley
David Grice
Bill Thomas
Aaron Walters
Joe Grice
Jon Bell
James Bliss

Live music will be provided by an All-Star Team of Jamestown, NY bands that we have assembled for your listening pleasure. they are:
The Audience
Hot Stenographer
and Furniture City Blues-Rock Royalty:
King Rail

this is an 18+ event, music will go 10-2

$4 cover or $2 with a donation of 10 cans of food for a local pantry

prizes for designated drivers.

come party with us.


Water For Sudan Benefit :: Rochester, NY
Posted November 12, 2008
The guys from Sleeping Giant are organizing a benefit for Water For Sudan, along with other members of the Rochester and WNY scene such as:
The Buddahood,
The Macro Meltdown,
On The Sly,
Headie Lemar,
and the good ol' AAAlliance, among others.

The benefit show will be on Thursday March 19th, 2009 at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester. More info TBA

Water for Sudan, Inc. is a Rochester, NY, USA-based charitable organization currently operating in Sudan, Africa. Their mission is to drill fresh-water wells for the people in the southern areas of Sudan, providing the foundation for stable, healthy communities.

Their goal for the next several years is up to forty (40) wells per year to service tens of thousands of villagers. Locations are selected by the local tribal leaders. Members of the village are chosen to be trained by Water for Sudan in the operation and maintenance of the wells. Once operational, a well becomes the property and responsibility of the village, empowering the people in the development of their own stable and healthy community. Our goal is the transformation of lives - bringing life out of the desert.


AAAlliance Forum Returns
Posted October 11, 2008
The Active Artists Alliance Forum has returned! This is the latest version of the forum software so we can only hope that it can fend off the barrage of spam we had in our last forum. Post away!


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