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Annual Fundraising Events

Each year, the Albright-Knox hosts three signature fundraising events: Rockin', our Fall Gala, and our Chef Dinner. Funds raised through these important events help us continue to present world-class exhibitions and inspiring educational programs. We invite you to support these events, and the work of the Albright-Knox, by buying tickets or becoming an individual or corporate sponsor.

For more information, please contact Deputy Director of Advancement Cathy Gatewood at 716.270.8274 or or Manager of Major Gifts Erin Sheets at 716.270.8385 or


Western New York's favorite summer event returned to the Albright-Knox on Monday, July 16, 2018. Rockin' 2018 was headlined by the master of reinvention, Beck. Toronto-based band Hollerado opened the show.

Rockin' 2018: Beck

Fall Gala

Our annual Fall Gala, held in November, celebrates and takes inspiration from our fall special exhibitions. This black-tie fundraiser features a cocktail reception, a seated dinner designed by the culinary master chefs of Delaware North, and music and dancing.

2018 Gala: We the People

Chef Dinner

Our annual Chef Dinner, held in the winter, features elegant food by Buffalo’s finest chefs. This intimate fundraiser features a cocktail reception, a special exhibition tour, and a three-course dinner with wine and beer pairings.

2018 Chef Event: Cocktails, Carousels, & Cuisine
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