Public Art in Buffalo - OUTDOOR
on Buffalo Architecture and History

"Public Art" denotes any work of art which is designed for and sited in a space accessible to the general public, from a public square to a wall inside a building open to the public.

On this page, below:
See also:

Sculptures
"Affine Shells"

"American Doughboy"

Bicycle

Bidwell 

"Birds Excited Into Flight"

"Bison"

Buffalo Head, Market Arcade

"Calasanctius"

"Canoes"

"Caryatid Figures, Eight"

"Cascade"

"Chopin"

"Christopher Columbus"

Civil War
"Coronation Day"

"David"

Eagle, terra cotta  

"Eden"

"Energy Weave"

"First Pitch, The"

"French Connection"

"George Washington"

"Homeless Jesus"

Jimmy Griffin

"Joseph Calasanctius"

"Lady Justice"

"Laura"
"Old Bones"

"Oliver Hazard Perry"

"One"

"Pathways to Hope"

"Perry"

"Pizarro"  

"Project 2XmT"
 
Pulaski

"Red Jacket"

"St. John"

"Shark Girl"

"Silent Poets"
 
"Spirit of Life Tree"

"Spirit of Transportation"

"Stainless Steel/ at Home Here"

"Statues of Liberty"

"Theodore Roosevelt"

"Three Graces Fountain"

"Tim Horton"

"Truth and Justice" 

"Underlife"

"Verdi"

 "Washington" 

Welch Memorial

"Young Abraham Lincoln"

"Zig-Zag"

Murals
Mural:  (1) a large picture painted or affixed directly on a wall or ceiling; (2) a greatly enlarged photograph attached directly to a wall.
"Art Park"

"Bailey Avenue"

"Beautiful Health Fphacze"

"Black Rock Geology"

"Buffalo"

"Burmese God of Happiness"

Burmese West Side Residents mural

Butler-Mitchell Clubhouse

"Calasanctius"

Chow Monstro

Clock

Colored Musicians Club

"Conservative Government"

Could B Wild

"Dragon"

"Dream Keepers"
El Buen Amigo

"Erie Railroad Steam Locomotive"

"Feast"

"Fighting Peacock"

"Fish"

Flowers

"Flutist"

"Go!"

"Grant Street Global Voices"

"Hard Work Works Hard"

Hatimy Market

"Historic Clarence"

"Hold Your Fire"

"Houk Manufacturing Company"
Ink Assassins

"Jerry Garcia"

"Jesus"

"Larkin Then & Now"

Latin Gallery Poetry Wall

Lucky's Wireless

Lion

"Michigan Street Lift Bridge"

"NAPA Auto Parts"

"Nexus"

"Nietzsche"

"Noodle in the Northern Lights"

"Old First Ward, The"

Old Pink

"On Women's Recipes"

Picasso in Buffalo

Providence Social

PUSH

River Front Auto Sales

Riviera Theatre

"Roberto Clemente"

"72 Jewett"

"Sinclair, The"

Talking Leaves murals

"Tiger"

"Tribute to  Spain Rodriguez"

"Two Waterfronts"

Urban Cuts

"Vision of Olmsted"

"Voyage"

"War of 1812"

"Woman and Child"

"The Worker"

"Yellow Bird"

Addresses

Street
#

Location

Title or description

Artist

Alabama St
60
Community Steel Building
"The Old First Ward" mural
Vinnie Alejandro and Yames (pron. YAH mes)
Allen St.
223
Allen Street Bar And Grill (The Old Pink)
mural

Allen St.
224
Glow Gallery
"Hold Your Fire"; "Voyage" mural
Chuck Tingley
Allen St. 233
Holly Farms Market
"Tribute to  Spain Rodriguez" mural
Ian De Beer, et.AL.
Allen St. 245
Allen Street Hardware Cafe
Several murals
David Chino,
Septerhed,
Patrick Gallo,
Johnny Chow,
Max Collins,
Meg Corcoran
Allen St.
248
Nietzsche's
"Nietzsche's sign"
"Girl" mural
"Nietzsche" mural

Frederick Seaton
Brenzo
Yames (pron. YAH mes)
Amherst and Tonawanda Sts.

Black Rock Heritage Trail
"War of 1812" mural
Cynthia Van Ens
Doreen De Both
J. Tim Raymond
Russell Mott
Jerome A. Mach
Amherst St.
388
Lucy Ethiopian Cuisine
"Black Rock Geology"
Conceptualized by Marissa Lehner and Marcus L. Wise
Amherst St 464



Art Park, LEWISTON
Art Park "Art Park" mural
Chuck Tingley
Bailey Avenue 3162

"Bailey Avenue"
Beard Avenue
216
Central Park United Methodist Church
Entrance sculptures

Best Street, between Masten St. and Jefferson
Masten Park Masten Park Murals
Bidwell Pkwy.
205
Buffalo Seminary
Entrance sculpture

Bidwell Pkwy. -

“Birds Excited Into Flight” Larry Griffis
Broadway

St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church
Entrance sculpture
Broadway 145
Colored Musicians Club

Cable Street,
160
St. Casimir's RC Church
Facade sculpture

Canalside
-

"Shark Girl"
Casey Riordan Millard
Canalside -

"Silent Poets"
Jaume Plensa
Canalside -

"Tim Horton"
Jerry McKenna
Carlton
-
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
"Pathways to Hope" Ellen Steinfeld
Colonial Circle  
General Bidwell Monument
Saul Swarz
Colonial Circle
51
St. John's Grace Episcopal Church
"St. John"

Columbus Park


"Christopher Columbus"
?
Connecticut Street
184
Connecticut Street Armory
"American Doughboy" John Paulding
Connecticut Street 365
Bella Tootsie
Mural
Elvi-Jo
Court Street 17 Buffalo Industrial Bank Exterior murals
Court Street
65
Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building
Bronze and terra cotta

Delaware Avenue
107
Statler Hotel
Window statuary

Delaware Avenue
138

"Truth and Justice"
Michael B. Hamby
Delaware Avenue
352
Vars Building
Facade ornamentation

Delaware Avenue 389
Christ Chapel
Celtic Cross
Delaware Avenue
414
Charles F. Sternberg House /
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
Entrance sculptures
Delaware Ave. 471
Dr. Ernest Wende House Resting Lion mural

Delaware Ave. 478

"Tiger" mural Nympha "Averie" Montagu
Delaware Avenue 484
S. Douglas Cornell House
"Lady Justice"

Delaware Avenue 641
Theodore Roosevelt  Inaugural Site
"Theodore Roosevelt"

Delaware Avenue 724
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Celtic Cross
Delaware Avenue 1411
 Forest Lawn Cemetery

Delaware Park

Bridge of the Three Americas


Delaware Park

Michelangelo's David
Delaware Park

"Young Abraham Lincoln"
Bryant Baker
Ellicott St.
121
Erie Community College / Old Post Office
4 animals

Ellicott St. at Best St.

Pilgrim Village
"One"
Marilyn Dolle
Elmwood Avenue 41

Could B Wild Promotions murals
Yames (pron. YAH mes)
Buffalo Tom Holt
Elmwood Avenue 114
El Buen Amigo El Buen Amigo mural

Elmwood Avenue 124
Elmwood Village Charter School Elmwood Village Charter School mural

Elmwood Avenue 597
Traffic Signal Box "Be the Change You Wish to See" mural

Elmwood Avenue 643
Traffic Signal Box "Friendly Monster" mural

Elmwood Avenue 727
Traffic Signal Box "Face"
Elmwood Avenue 732
Ro
"Obsolescence"
"Cortney Morrison-Taylor Memorial"
Max Collins
Elmwood Avenue 795
The Tree House "AaBbCcDdEeFf" mural

Elmwood Avenue 938 Jim's Steakout "Feast" mural
Bruce Adams and Augustina Droze
Elmwood Avenue 1028 X-Cell Wireless
REMOVED August 2014


Elmwood Avenue 1086 Parkway Haircutting "The Buffalo News: Now and Then" mural

Elmwood Avenue 1088 Half & Half Trading Co. "Artvoice" mural

Elmwood Avenue 1137 Traffic Signal Box "Buffalo Skyline"
Elmwood Avenue 1285 Albright-Knox Art Gallery "Pizarro" 
Charles Cary Rumsey
Elmwood Avenue 1285 Albright-Knox Art Gallery "Laura"
Jaume Plensa
Elmwood Avenue 1285 Albright-Knox Art Gallery "Karma"
Do Ho Suh
Elmwood Avenue 1285 Albright-Knox Art Gallery "Stainless Steel ... at Home Here"
Nancy Rubins
Elmwood Avenue 1285 Albright-Knox Art Gallery "Zig-Zag" Beverly Pepper
Elmwood Avenue 1285 Albright-Knox Art Gallery  "Underlife"
Jason Middlebrook
Elmwood Avenue 1285
Albright-Knox Art Gallery "Four Chances"
Kenneth Snelson
Elmwood Avenue 1285
Albright-Knox Art Gallery "Eight Caryatid Figures"
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Elmwood Avenue 1300
Buffalo State College
"Joseph Calasanctius"
Jozef Slawinski
Elmwood Avenue 1500 McKinley High School "The Vision of Olmsted" mural
Augustina Droze
Erie Basin Marina


"Old Bones"
Carley Hill
Ferry Street


Ferry Street Corridor Project murals

Forest Lawn Cemetery


"Three Grces Fountain"
Charles Cary Rumsey
Franklin St.
50
St. Joseph's RC Cathedral
Entrance sculpture
Franklin St. 92
Old County Hall
Four Goddesses
Giovanni F. Sala
Franklin St. 92
Old County Hall "George Washington"
Joseph Turkalj
Front Park
-

"Oliver Hazard Perry"
Charles H. Niehaus
Grant Street 185 Lorigo's Meating Place "Grant Street Global Voices" mural Augustina Droze
Grant Street 205
Westside Stories Used Books "Flutist" mural
Max Collins
Grant Street 220
Sweet_Ness 7 Café "Burmese God of Happiness";
"Prish Moran Portrait";
"Louise Sano Portrait"
Prish Moran,
Max Collins
Grant Street 257
Sweet Sound of Music
"In Memory of Solomon De Jesus"
Grant Street 271
PUSH
PUSH mural

Grant Street 278
Hatimy Market
Hatimy Market mural

Grant Street 280
Lucky's Wireless
Lucky's Wireless mural

Grant Street 429
Ink Assassins
Ink Assassins mural

Grant Street 472
Grant International Enterprises
Grant International Enterprises

Grant Street 593
Urban Cuts
Urban Cuts mural

Grote Street
316
Houk Lofts "Houk Manufacturing Company" mural

Hertel Ave.
1126
Paul Massaro's Absolute Tattoo
"Dragon" mural

Hertel Ave.
1534
The New Age Salon
"Woman and Child" mural

High St. 85
Medical Campus
"Spirit of Life Tree"
Valeria Cray-Dihaan
High St.
134
MiGo Parking Garage
"Nexus" mural
"Beautiful Health Fphacze" mural
William Y. Cooper, J. Cooper, III, Jennifer Fuentes
Humboldt Parkway 1020
Buffalo Museum of Science

Jewett Parkway
74
Koch Metal Spinning Co.
"72 Jewett" mural Daniel Galas
Lafayette Square   Soldiers & Sailors Monument Civil War Memorial
Caspar Buberl
Lawn Avenue
225
Traffic Signal Box
"Bird Listenting to Music" mural

Leroy Ave
317
Blessed Trinity RC Church 
Facade

Lincoln Parkway   Delaware Park "Young Abraham Lincoln" Bryant Baker
M&T Plaza
1
M&T Bank
Fountain
Harry Bertoia
Main St.
260
Barnes & Hengerer Building
Terra cotta panels

Main St. 295
Ellicott Square Building


Main St. and S. Division St.

Ellicott Square Building General Kazimier Pulaski
Kazimierz Danilewicz
Main Street and North Division Street


"Bison" Cecilia Evans Taylor
Main St.
268
Barnes & Hengerer Building
"Hard Work Works Hard" mural

Main St. 403
Brisbane Building
Door surround

Main St. 424
Liberty Bank Building
"Statues of Liberty"
Main St.
505
Martial Arts Academy
"Conservative Government" mural
Picasso in Buffalo mural
Chow Monstro
Main St.
515
Main Street Studios
"Freestyle Faces of Main Street"
Matthew Grote
Max Collins
Chuck Tingley
Main St. 617
Market Arcade
"Buffalo"

Main St. 646
Shea's Buffalo
Pediment

Main St.
710
710 Theatre
"Noodle in the Northern Lights" Jessie and Katey
Main St. 712
Ansonia Building
Cornice

Main St. 775
Sidway Building
Terra cotta eagle

Main St. 780
St. Louis RC Church
Entrance sculpture
Main St. 785
Courier Express Building


Main St. 922
Red Jacket Apartments
"Red Jacket"

Main St.
929
Metro Rail Station: Allen/Medical Campus Station
Latin Gallery Poetry Wall mural  (enamel/steel tiles)
Donna Loviero
William Jobling
Main St. 1001
Conventus Building
"Affine Shells" Christopher Romano, Nicholas Bruscia
Main St. 1145
Summer/Best Metro Rail Station
Sculptures
George Sugarman
Main St. 1219
Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology "Dream Keepers" mural
Alice Mizrachi'
Main St. 1325
Packard Motor Car Showroom Service Building
Capitals

Main St. 1391
Utica Metro Rail Station
Sculpture
George Smith
Main St. 1853
Delavan Metro Rail Station Sculpture Sam Gilliam
Main St. 2646
Amherst Street Metro Rail Station
Sculpture Robert Lobe
Main St.
3104
Doctor Birds Caribbean Rasta-rant
"Jesus" mural

Main St. 3108
WNY INdependent Living, Inc.
"Buffalo" mural

Main St.
3158
Talking Leaves
Talking Leaves murals
Main St.
3168
Iconz Hair Design
"Yellow Bird"

Main St. -
People's Park
Untitled sculpture
Isabelle Pelissier
Main St. 3383
University Metro Rail Station Vertical Presence-Grass Dunes Beverly Pepper
Main St. 10641
The Hollow Bistro & Brew
"Historic Clarence" mural Augustina Droze
Massachusetts Avenue

Clock mural


Massachusetts Avenue 370
Butler-Mitchell Clubhouse Butler-Mitchell Clubhouse mural
Massachusetts Avenue 417
Westside Value Laundromat Burmese West Side Residents mural
"Fighting Peacock" mural
Max Collins
Nick Miller
M&T Plaza
1
M&T Bank
Fountain
Harry Bertoia
Michigan Avenue
681
NAPA Auto Parts "NAPA Auto Parts" mural
Blair
Museum Court
1
Buffalo History Museum

Niagara Square 50 City Court Building, facing Niagara Square "Coronation Day" Kenneth Snelson
Niagara Square - McKinley Monument Animals A. Phimister Proctor
Niagara Square 65 City Hall
 
Niagara Street
472
Burgos
"Roberto Clemente" mural
Max Collins
Niagara Street 1315

"Fish"
Niagara Street 1379
River Front Auto Sales
Murals

North Street
42
Tony Sisti Park

Tony Sisti
Nottingham Terrace 25 Buffalo History Museum

Ohio Street
658
Rigidized Metals Corp. - Sculptures
"Project 2XmT"

"Energy Weave"

"Cascade"

Chris Romano and Nick Bruscia

Larry Grioffis III

Pearl St.
128
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
"Homeless Jesus" Tim Schmalz
Perry Street
1
Buffalo Sabres Arena
"French Connection"
Gerry McKenna
Perry St. 79
Hi-Temp Building "Michigan Street Lift Bridge" mural
Carly Hill
Perry St. 95

"Go!" mural
Bruce Adams 
Augustina Droze
Porter Avenue, foot of
La Salle Park
Centennial Pool mural
Rees Street
50
Asarese-Matters Gardens "On Women's Recipes" mural
Beatriz Flores
Sonia Malfa
Republic St. at 65 Vandalia
Barrel Factory "Erie Railroad Steam Locomotive" mural
Chris Kameck
Republic St. at Alabama St.

"The Old First Ward" mural
Vinnie Alejandro 
Yames
Republic St., between Tennessee and Kentucky
Brocks Frozen Vegetable Building "The Worker" mural
Nick Miller, Chris Kameck, Nicole Cherry
Rhode Island Street 490
Providence Social
Mural
Blair Rudin
Seneca Street 725
Larkin Filling Station "Larkin Then & Now" mural
Christopher Kameck,
Max Collins
Seymour Knox III Plaza 1
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Plaza Mural
Skillen St. 35

"Memories of the Old Country" murals

S. Elmwood Ave.

Brigadier General Samuel Manning Welch Memorial

Eugene Morahan
South Park Avenue 581

Flowers mural Nicole Cherry
Swan Street 149
Apartments at the Hub
"Spirit of Transportation" Sarah Fonzi
Symphony Circle

Kleinhans Music Hall
"Chopin"
"Verdi"
Joseph Mazur
Antonio Ugo, A. Decianno
Veterans Park
-

War Memorials
Virgil Street at Hertel 16
Virgil Street Tabacconist "Jerry Garcia" mural
C. Gallagher
Walden Avenue
325
St. Luke's Mission of Mercy
Frieze and panels

Washington Street
100
Harbor Center
"Two Waterfronts" mural
Thomas Paul Asklar,
Matthew Sinclair Conroy
Washington Street 275
Bisons Stadium
"The First Pitch"
William Koch
Washington Street 391
Lafayette Hotel
Pan-American Grill & Brewery mural

Washington Street 465
Sinclair Apts.
"The Sinclair" mural

Washington Street 517
Impulse Lounge Chow Monstro mural Chow Monstro
Webster Street, NORTH TONAWANDA 57
Riviera Theatre Riviera Theatre mural

West Chippewa Street 58
Calumet Building "Bacchus Wine Bar Restaurant" mural

West Ferry Street 296
Albert's Family Restaurant Marketplace murals
Wilkeson Pointe -

Four kinetic wind sculptures



In larger cities, street art has become an assertive, unavoidable part of urban life. But in Buffalo, where authorities have tended to treat artistic expression anywhere other than gallery walls with suspicion if not outright hostility, it's just beginning to assume a more recognizable role.

- Colin Dabkowski, City Streets Are Their Canvas, The Buffalo News (online May 2014)
As Buffalonians, our expectations are often far too low. Yes, we should celebrate the new murals and the even newer signal box paintings. We should also demand that some long overdue municipal attention be paid to a new plan for public art.

- Elizabeth Licata, Buffalo Days: More dimensions for Public Art,   Buffalo Spree (online June 2014)
Artists from the Community Canvases project have been busy painting their way across town. Last summer the group left its mark on Elmwood Avenue, and this summer the artists are heading to North Buffalo to tackle Hertel Avenue. In their wake, they leave behind myriad colorful markers – signals that say the community is alive with art.

By taking drab and dreary utilitarian objects and funkifying them, Community Canvases hopes to inspire people to look at their neighborhoods a little differently. What was once a blank steel utility box becomes a blank canvas. That canvas becomes whatever the artist imagines.

- Community Canvases Heads to Hertel,  pub. on Buffalo Rising on June 10, 2014
Q.: What are your thoughts on graffiti and street art? Have your murals ever been vandalized? Do you think that there is a place for graffiti and street art in the realm of public art?

A.: I recognize the value of all forms of artistic expression, however I have mixed views on graffiti. When used as a standalone piece not meant to deface or vandalize an existing work of art or structure, I believe it can be very beautiful. However, I had a minor experience where one of my murals was vandalized which was very upsetting. To prevent this I commonly use anti-graffiti coating on my murals.


Art photo project initiated by Eugene Cunningham
Special thanks to Ann Palmer for her assistance.

Page by Chuck LaChiusa in 2014
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