Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is a non-profit organization in Buffalo, N.Y. that showcases artists of diverse backgrounds in film, video, literature, music, performance, media and visual arts. Since its inception, Hallwalls has been dedicated to promoting artists from multiple backgrounds and mediums. The institution offers the public programs and exhibitions that focus on such themes as gender, race, popular culture, consumerism, and sexual identity.
Programs have included artists in different mediums, who work together to present exhibitions that touch on similar themes.Funding has been a consistent issue, but Hallwalls has been able to survive.Despite severe cuts in the 1990s, Hallwalls has remained a strong presence in the Western New York community.In January 2006, Hallwalls moved into its new home, which it shares with Righteous Babe Records, at 341 Delaware Ave., in a former Asbury Methodist Church, purchased by Ani DiFranco.
Some of the performers who have performed at Hallwalls include:
The Kipper Kids.