Welcome to the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center website!
For more than 40 years, Charles E. Burchfield lived and painted in Gardenville, an area located in the northern end of the town of West Seneca. This area is now home to our center, situated on 29 acres of nature trails and woods, wild and cultivated gardens, alongside the banks of the scenic Buffalo Creek.
Today, people of all ages visit the gallery and grounds of our center to experience art and nature at its best. Adult and children's classes and activities, gallery exhibitions, festivals and special events means there's something for everyone at our center.
The Burchfield Nature and Art Center has a new attraction, thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Timothy Petranchuk. He and his friends, family and fellow scouts created a sitting/picinic area off the Race Street path in the park. On May 4, 2013, the group cleared, graveled and mulched the site. They moved a table and benches in to create a beautiful woodland area. The project also includes labeling the nearby trees and placing bird houses in the wooded area. The new sitting area is not only relaxing, it is also educational. Timothy is a Cheektowaga resident. He is a member of Troop 618. Thanks, Tim and Troop 618!
**Native Roots Artists Guild Art Vendor Day will be held on the grounds of the Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 17. Come and enjoy a variety of Native American made items available for purchase. That same day, a Seneca ceremony will commemorate the Buffalo Creek Reservation Treaty of 1842 at 11 a.m. The commemoration will be followed by a light buffet.