Meet Buffalo SAM


The Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization that arrived on the scene in 2012, with a mission to provide an affordable venue for artists to display their work and bring the community together to experience local art.

Buffalo Art Market Sign

Thousands of local shoppers and tourists alike enjoyed shopping and visiting with dozens of talented Western New York-area artisans in this relaxed, inviting setting at the already-popular Canalside destination in downtown Buffalo, NY, adjacent to the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park and across from the First Niagara Center. Last year, more than 93 talented artists offered a wide range of goods including glass, pottery, fiber arts, stationery, woodcrafts, purses, soaps, jewelry, toys, candles, and more.


Buffalo SAM is a true handcrafted market, and each week a changing assortment of artists and artisans display their wares for sale, with all work created by the seller. Entertainment is also part of the Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market experience, with weekly lineups including a variety of musical acts, as well as other live performances.

Photos by Nancy J. Parisi