Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Hallwalls was founded in 1974 in Buffalo, New York by a group of young artists. The exhibition space was dedicated to new work by local artists and providing opportunities for exchange between them and artists in other cities. The focus was always interdisciplinary, featuring not only visual artists, but also musicians, writers, filmmakers, and video and performance artists. Hallwalls soon established itself as an influential force for innovation within the community as well as nationally, and stretched its then minimal resources by joining forces with other cultural institutions-both larger and smaller-on collaborative projects. All of these founding principles and artistic strategies continue to guide the organization today.