River Art Gallery & Gifts
is closed due to the COVID-19 virus.
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post and promote our artist community.


by artists from the Western New York and the Southern Ontario region

Our distinctive gift store offers a variety of original art, fine art reproductions and handcrafted items created by our community of talented artists. Spend the day enjoying our restaurants, music venues, and art galleries. We are located one block away from the canal and just a few blocks from the Niagara River! Look for the big “pink building”.

We invite our creative community to share what inspires them to LIGHTEN OUR HEARTs WITH ART! Follow us on Facebook & Instagram and share “WHAT’S ON YOUR WALL?” Post your latest painting, drawing, or project.

One of a kind finds

One of a kind finds that you can only purchase in-store. Come on in to browse our collection!

Our Blog

What is Art Therapy?

7 Common Myths About Art Therapy by Lisa Horlein, LCAT, ATR-BC I have been an artist and a professional art therapist for over 30 years.  Frequently I am asked  what is art therapy?  The best way to answer this question is to identify common...

Fine Arts League Honors Local Artists

The Fine Arts League of Buffalo held its’ 66th  Annual Members Juried Spring Show this Saturday, May 3rd  at the River Art Gallery, 82 North Main St. in Tonwanda, NY. and presented special ‘Artiest (Lifetime Achievement) Awards’ to Two Incredible Local...


“Art on Oliver Street”- Public Art Initiative CITY OF NORTH TONAWANDA- The Oliver Street corridor, located within the City of North Tonawanda will soon become home to a public art initiative known as “Art on Oliver Street”. Art on Oliver Street will consist of various...

Happy Customers

“It was a delight to enter into the giftshop surrounded by original regional artwork that feels like it goes on forever as you stroll through one gallery after another.”

"I was amazed to discover that there are so many talented regional artists in Western New York”

“River Art Gallery offers me a community of artists that I can learn from and network with as my art career grows”

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