Honors students Sydney Kasok, Jordana Deutsch, and Julia Tuason volunteered to help in the Kids Village area again this year at the Music is Art Festival in Buffalo on Saturday, September 10. This is the 9th year RIT students have come out to help— along with Graphic Design Professors Lorrie Frear and Carol Fillip.

Music is Art hosts this free annual festival that highlights the artistic talents of individuals and groups from the area. With over 100 bands on six stages, eight live DJ stages, two dance stages and a Kids’ Village area, the Festival has become Buffalo’s most extensive exhibition of local art, dance, theatre, spoken word and music. The Festival draws over 20,000 throughout the day to be entertained by this multi-sensory event that is part concert, part bazaar, street fair and art gallery.

Music is Art is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2004 by Goo Goo Dolls bassist and Buffalo native Robby Takac. Music is Art operates through a board of directors, staff, partner organizations, sponsors, and many volunteers. The organization strives to enlighten and ignite a personal connection to the artistic merit and acceptance of all forms of music. Music is Art is dedicated to exploring and reshaping music’s cultural, social, and educational impact on the Western New York community.

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