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A re-creation of Marisol’s Mi Mama Y Yo, 1968 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Virtual Art Alive 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021 ● 9 am
Monday, May 3, 2021 ● 5 pm

Virtual Event

Join us this year for Art Alive—online for the second time! The Albright-Knox's annual contest normally takes place outside, but, inspired by last year’s awe-inspiring 300 entries, we’re bringing it back to the Internet. Participants create living representations of famous works of art and compete for more than $1,000 in cash prizes. Anyone can participate, including students, community groups, organizations, households, and individuals. Participants build their stunning replicas—often called tableaux—using people, props, and their creativity. 


  • People’s Choice Award
  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection or AK Public Art
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Use of Photoshop
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items


  • Groups 
  • Individuals
  • Kids
  • Pets

Enter the Contest

Interested in participating in this year’s contest? Simply complete and submit the Art Alive Entry Form online. The deadline to enter is May 3, 2021, at 5 pm.

Need some inspiration? View All Entries from Virtual Art Alive 2020

People's Choice Awards Voting

We invite the entire community to log-on to see the overwhelming creativity on display, and vote for your favorite tableaux in the People’s Choice Awards from May 17 to 24. Please check back for a link. Winners will be announced on June 4 in a virtual awards ceremony.

Event Sponsors

Art Alive has been made possible by the City of Buffalo and Council Member Joel Feroleto.

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