Music is Art is proud to enrich our community with access to music. We encourage everyone to find their musical voice, think about how music touches their lives, and most importantly think about the fact that . . . music is art.
Music is Art is a not-for-profit, federal 501 c3 organization founded in 2003 by Goo Goo Dolls bassist and Buffalo, NY resident, Robby Takac.
We are dedicated to connecting music and the community to ensure all types of music are recognized as an important part of our culture. By nurturing melodies through our annual festival (the second Saturday in September) Music is Art provides numerous educational programs and integral partnerships for the community to experience music in many unique ways.
More Than a Festival
Although best known for the Festival, we provide resources
year-round to allow young people to explore the power of music for
self-fulfillment, education, entertainment and career opportunities -
regardless of the student’s ability to pay.
Music is Art offers many programs for youth including: Battle of the High School Bands, Rock4Ryan Concert Experiences, a Student Performance Series, the Music Industry Academy, the Youth Jazz program and Rising Star Scholarship program.
Our instrument program has placed over half a million dollars’ worth of musical
instruments into the hands of budding musicians.
We collect all
varieties of instruments; coordinate expert refurbishing then donate them to
young people from all over Western New York, many of whom would not otherwise own a musical