Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center hosts gallery exhibitions, screenings, and other special events year-round, with visiting artists, special workshops, off-site events, and much more.

Exhibitions are free for the general public. Squeaky Wheel’s regular events admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for members of Squeaky Wheel unless otherwise noted. Regular events are free for ArtsAccess Pass Holders. ArtsAccess can also provide free transportation if requested at least two weeks ahead of time. Squeaky Wheel is now an official ArtsAccess sign up location. Find out more here. Find out how to be a part of the ArtsAccess program here. You can find accessibility information about our venue here.

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Crystal Campbell: Viewfinder

Buffalo Arts Studio 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Squeaky Wheel is excited to be a co-presenter of a solo exhibition by Crystal Z Campbell, one of our Summer 2021 Workspace Residents, at Buffalo Arts Studio.

Crystal Z Campbell and Allan Jamieson

Journey's End Refugee Services 2495 Main Street, Suite #530, Buffalo, NY

A screening of films by Crystal Z Campbell and Allan Jamieson that look at land, legend, and belonging.

Jenson Leonard: GLAND PRIX

Squeaky Wheel 2495 Main Street, Suite 310, Buffalo, NY

Jenson Leonard: GLAND PRIX is a multiple-screen video exhibition to explore the stressors and somatic effects that racial capitalism and white supremacy have on Black life.

DATA Summer Showcase

Thursday, August 11 at 6 pm @ Squeaky Wheel 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 Location + Accessibility information Free and open to the public…

Meet the Resdients: Muse Dodd and Rob Cosgrove

Squeaky Wheel 2495 Main Street, Suite 310, Buffalo, NY

Squeaky Wheel presents a virtual artist talk with our Summer 2022 artist residents, Muse Dodd and Rob Cosgrove

Jenson Leonard’s Workflow

Squeaky Wheel 2495 Main Street, Suite 310, Buffalo, NY

Jenson Leonard presents a screening of his new short video Workflow, followed by a conversation with the artist and Johann Diedrick.

Silo City Reading Series (with Johann Diedrick)

Silo City 95 Child Street, Buffalo, NY

Featuring poets Jericho Brown, JBLC Poetry Fellow Ashia Ajani, a musical performance by Florist, we are excited to finally welcome artist Johann Diedrick to Silo City.

Squeaky Wheel’s Excellent Adventure!

Five Points Bakery 44 Brayton Street, Buffalo, NY

The social media quest and scavenger hunt for creativity, discovering your city, and winning prizes is back for the third edition in this fun-filled, family-friendly adventure.

Squeaky Wheel’s 19th Animation Fest!

Burchfield Penney Art Center 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

The eleven short films in the 19th Animation Fest feature animation techniques such as rotoscoping, 3D animation, stop-motion, hand-drawn celluloid films, music videos and documentary works.

Workspace Residency, Spring 2023

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts. Offered twice per year, the residency is open to applicants from Buffalo and across the United States who are seeking resources, time, and support for ongoing projects or the creation of new work.

Deniz Tortum’s September 1955 and Floodplain

Squeaky Wheel 2495 Main Street, Suite 310, Buffalo, NY

Two virtual reality documentary experiences by Deniz Tortum critically take on depictions of history and environmental crises.

Squeaky’s Sneaky Peeky

Squeaky Wheel 2495 Main Street, Suite 310, Buffalo, NY

We've moved! Join us for our Annual Meeting and a sneak peek into our new home base at the Tri-Main Center (2495 Main Street, Suite 310)!

Info-session: Workspace Residency, Summer 2023

Squeaky Wheel 2495 Main Street, Suite 310, Buffalo, NY

Come to Squeaky Wheel's new location (or tune in online) to learn how to apply to the Summer 2023 session of Squeaky Wheel's Workspace Residency! Squeaky curator Ekrem Serdar will give a brief overview of the program, the application questions, common questions and issues that panelists have with applications, and more. In the second hour, Serdar will be available to go over questions from the audience in a Q&A.

Exhalations: Films by Kalpana Subramanian

Squeaky Wheel 2495 Main Street, Suite 310, Buffalo, NY

This solo screening - taking place online and in-person at Journey's End - by the celebrated film and media practitioner brings together recent and older short films from 2002 to the present day, including the entirety of her Light Mediated series.

Since 2017, Squeaky Wheel has been certified from Working Artists for the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), committing to paying all our artists fair wages.

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