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Private and curated events at our design studio, showroom, and gallery
Raven Vanguard is in the process of preserving, restoring, and transforming one of the oldest private residences and finest surviving examples of domestic architecture in Buffalo, New York into our design studio, showroom, gallery and audio showcase. Located within Buffalo’s Allentown Historic District, our architectural showpiece, self-named “Raven Vanguard House,” was built circa 1850 in the French Second Empire style and is listed in both the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
When our restoration work is complete, Raven Vanguard House will feature a rotating display of the work of many different local, national, and international artists, artisans, product designers, audio designers, specialty contractors and specialty manufacturers. Our studio, showroom, and gallery spaces will function as exclusive and revolving showcases for the finest materials, finishes, fixtures, fabrics, textiles, furnishings, lighting, high fidelity audio equipment, antiques, works of art, and multimedia installations.
One of our passions is working in collaboration with individual seldom seen artists, boutique furnishing manufacturers, clandestine gallery owners, left-of-center collectors, well-versed clients and project owners, to discover and showcase distinctive, artistic, and creative works, furnishings, and materials that might not ordinarily find their way into more conventional hospitality, commercial, retail, or residential environments.
Raven Vanguard will host private, ticketed events at Raven Vanguard House on a quarterly basis to celebrate something of the moment or something entirely at random. To hear more about our upcoming events, please join our mailing list by registering at the bottom of the page. On a more regular basis, Raven Vanguard will also host music listening events, discussed on our music page here.
Raven Vanguard House and its landscaped grounds are available for short-term rental for small, private, corporate or charitable events such as weddings, meetings, or exclusive and intimate dinner or cocktail parties.
Raven Vanguard House is ready for use and day-rate booking as a location house. Our property’s exceptional architecture, luxurious interiors, and gardens are ideally suited as a backdrop for a broad range of photographic, cinematic, and other types of visual art projects or activities, including lifestyle, fashion, décor, and interiors projects.
We offer unique rental opportunities for individuals and businesses that are looking for an exceptional venue to host trunk shows (fashion, jewelry, bridal, and retail merchandise), upscale press and product launches (including new audio equipment), book signing events, poetry readings, artist lectures, wine tastings, champagne receptions, vintage cocktail parties, and solo or gallery-sponsored art exhibitions.