Since its formal opening on July 25, 1974, Artpark has successfully forged a new role for the arts in leisure. Artpark is unique as a public park and as a space for art. There is nothing like it - anywhere. As one of North America's most innovative summer art festivals, Artpark offers a full spectrum of engaging entertainment; from productions of immortal Broadway musicals, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performances and concerts by popular artists in rock and pop music in the Mainstage Theater; to free and ticketed concerts in the newly renovated Outdoor Amphitheater. Created especially with the family in mind, Artpark also offers art, theater, and rock camps for youth, and a variety of weekend family programs. The park also includes numerous hiking trails, nature sites, fishing docks and picnic areas. There's something for everyone at Artpark! This is the Artpark idea: to take the finest in performing and visual art and make them accessible to everybody. Artpark also seeks to foster an understanding and awareness of the many and varied forms of art and art makers. Since its inception, it has served as an active prototype for a truly public art. Here in this idyllic setting, you are welcome to relax and play, enjoy great theater performances, discover art, and perhaps, discover the artist in yourself.