Urban learning laboratory that provides creative, educational pathways to host its first-ever benefit to support educational program, city transformation work

Assembly House 150 (AH150) today announced it will open its ever-evolving space to celebrate and benefit its programs that transform lives and the built environment through art, design and construction. ASSEMBLAGE, its first-ever fundraiser, will take place Friday, November 15, 5:30 pm – 8 pm, 150 Edward Street, Buffalo.  Festivities include wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, the unexpected, silent & live auctions, and will feature innovative objects designed by artists and craftspeople. Tickets ($75 each, $125 patron), can be purchased online at www.assemblyhouse150. org. 

Founded in 2016, AH150 is a revolutionary design and construction incubator, experiential learning center, exhibition space and event venue in Buffalo, New York. “We bring together a wide array of stakeholders: artists, architects, designers, tradespeople, artisans, planners, preservationists, historians and students to work together on impactful, community projects and empower people through creative action,” said Dennis Maher, executive director.                       

One of its highly noted programs is the Society for the Advancement of Construction Related Arts   (SACRA), a comprehensive, 15-week career training program in carpentry and woodworking that provides skill-building, work readiness and job placement services to unemployed and underemployed men and women in Buffalo and Erie County.  

Celebrated public projects include designing the Northland Pattern Wall: City of Past and Future Craft, the 40 ft. x 17 ft. decorative mural housed in the Northland Workforce Training Center (NWTC) and constructing the New Normal Porch for PUSH Buffalo at 236 Normal Avenue.  The design of the porch reinterprets and combines many features and details that are common to historic, Victorian-era houses in Buffalo. SACRA graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of construction-related industries.

About Assembly House 150

Assembly House (AH150) realizes visionary art and architectural projects that enhance the sense of magic in our built environment and create new educational opportunities in art, design and construction.  While transforming ordinary surroundings into powerful spaces of discovery and wonderment, AH150 endeavors to build a more artful and equitable city. AH150 is headquartered in the former Immaculate Conception Church, a historic 1870’s era building that serves as an experimental learning laboratory and interactive exhibition space.