What is Infringement?

        The Buffalo Infringement Festival is a non-profit-driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor bringing together a broad range of eclectic, independent, experimental, and controversial art of all forms. Visual, performing, musical, and media arts are all welcome here. Taking place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District, the festival is an annual eleven-day event running from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August. See the Infringement Festival International's mandate, and our 2006 Mission Statement, to learn more.


        Who are we?


        This event is organized by an ad-hoc committee whose members include (among others):

        • David Adamczyk - Music, Street Performances
        • Marty Boratin - Music
        • Leslie Fineberg - Dance
        • Heather Gring - PR, etc...
        • George Hampton - Housing
        • Cat Mcarthy, Amy Duengfelder - Visual Art
        • James Moffit - Graphic Design, Posters, Art
        • Curt Rotterdam - Music, Fundrasing
        • Dave Pape - Treasurer, Web Design
        • Marek Parker - Poetry, Literature
        • Bill Smythe - Venue Coordinator
        • Amanda Sterzick - Logo Design (2016)
        • Tom Stoll - Film, Fundraising, Web

        Direct Donations

        This festival is run completely on unicorn wishes and happy sunshine rays! Just kidding! There are real dollers that have to go into this grassroots festival for things like equipment, technicians, and most importaintly the Artvoice Schedule. Here is a list of our Indie GoGo donors who helped make Infringement possible this year:

        Aaron Davis, Alex C Mead, allysencallery, amiller317, Andrew Delmonte, anvdionne, Beer Hall Philosphers, Beth Adamczyk, Big Toe Thomas, Bill & Debbie Burhans, Brigidann Rauch, buffalopsychic, camp716, carolyn, Chris Whitmer, Christine Markferding, Courtney Frances Fallon, Curt Rotterdam, depape, Eli the Hawk, fakemidnighr, Frank Canino, Frederick Sachs, George Hampton, glh3o69, greggreginfinity, Heather A Gring, Heidi I Jones, ilovealberteinstein, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, Jean Dickson, Jennifer Whitmore, Jim Caughill, John D Gaeddert, Jordan Pescrillo, Joshua Mastroianni, jotrapasso, jsthomas89, jt, Katharine Tussing, Katie Ann Bernard, Kilissa Cissoko, kim_veillette, Laura shriver, Matt Brylinski, megsiller, Michele Costa, Missa Coffman, Morani Kornberg-Weiss, nitapenfold, pamswarts, papazuk, Patrick J Muldowney, Peter Sorkin, Ravi Padmanabha, Rebecca Izydorczak, Richard Platt, Robin Brox, Robin Jordan, salsaforthesoul, sbader3, Sean J Caputi, skoosh, slomau, Sonya Manning, spiralscratchrecords, Stephen M Danison, Stephen P Ruszczyk, Steve Myers, Susan Marie, Thomas J Malta, thrillz4realz + 8 anonymous donors




        This festival is big. Like really big. And it's the buisness of Buffalo that donate their space, time and money to the festival that allows us to keep going year after year. We would like to acknowledge the following for donating above and beyond to the festival: