Thousands Attend Art Festival

June 11, 2011 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM EDT

June 11, 2011 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM EDT

(Buffalo, N.Y) It is the fifty-fourth year for the Allentown Art Festival.

Thousands of people crowded into downtown Buffalo to see a variety of art displayed and on sale by over 400 vendors.

The Allentown Art Festival takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo, New York. Tens of Thousands art patrons visit the Festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo's weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts presented by the over 400 juried exhibitors.

Cash awards are presented to Artists, Best of Show, Mentholatum Purchase Award and Poster Winners. $20,000 was also awarded for eight Art Scholarships and support for Erie County High School students to attend New York State Summer School for the Arts. In addition 10% of the gross profit from the festival goes to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, to be used for future Art Scholarships.

The Art Festival continues on Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

Admission is free.