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
"Art"

"Affine Shells"

"American Doughboy"

"Balancing Act II"

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"

Elevator  B Beehive

"Energy Weave"

"First Pitch, The"

"French Connection"

"George Washington"

"Grover Cleveland"

"Homeless Jesus"

Jimmy Griffin

"Joseph Calasanctius"

"Lady Justice"

"Love"

"Laura"
"Millard Fillmore"

"Newspaper Reader"

"Old Bones"

"Oliver Hazard Perry"

"One"

"Pathways to Hope"

"People of Black Rock, The"

"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" 

"Walk Through"

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.
"Alchemy"

"Art Park"

"Bailey Avenue"

"Beautiful Health Fphacze"

"Black Rock Geology"


"Buffalo" 

"Buffalo Buildings"

"Buffalo Caverns"

"Buffalo Map"

"Burmese God of Happiness"

Burmese West Side Residents mural

Butler-Mitchell Clubhouse

"Butterfly" mural

"Calasanctius"

Car

Chow Monstro

Clock

Colored Musicians Club

"Conservative Government"

Could B Wild

Diver and Sea Creatures

"Dragon"

"Dragons," 521 Main St.

"Dream Keepers"

"1880s Bikes in Vines"
El Buen Amigo

"Erie Railroad Steam Locomotive"

"Feast"

"Fighting Peacock"

"Fish"

"From One Home to Another / De Un Hogar, A Otro" mural

"Flowers"

"Flutist"

"Flutterby Mural"

"Freedom Wall"

"Ganesha"

"Global Voices"

"Go!"

"Gold Wynn" mural

"Goo Goo Dolls"

"Green Kaleidoscope"

"Greetings From Buffalo, New York"

"Hard Work Works Hard"


Hatimy Market

"Higher Learning"

"Historic Clarence"

"Homeland, Perhaps It is Because I Wish to See You Fly"


"Hold Your Fire"

"Houk Manufacturing Company"

Ink Assassins

"Jerry Garcia"

"Jesus
"Larkin Then & Now"

Latin Gallery Poetry Wall

"Lookin' Good"


Lucky's Wireless

Lion

"Lip Service"

"Love"

"Magic Buffalo, 2017"

"Mark Twain and John Lewis"

"Metamorphosis #5"

"Michigan Street Lift Bridge"

"NAPA Auto Parts"

New Skateland Arena Murals

"Nexus"

"Nietzsche"

"Nikola Tesla Mural"

“No Dress Rehearsal. This Is Our Life”

"Noodle in the Northern Lights"

"Old First Ward, The"

Old Pink


"On Women's Recipes"

"Optichromie"

"Our Colors Make Us Beautiful"

Picasso in Buffalo

"Protector of Dreams (Lion)"

"Protector of Dreams (Pyramids)"

Providence Social

PUSH

"Ray of Light"

River Front Auto Sales

Riviera Theatre

"Roberto Clemente"

"Service in Motion"

"72 Jewett"

"Sinclair, The"


Talking Leaves murals

"Tiger"

"Tower of Power"

"Tribute to  Spain Rodriguez"

"Two Waterfronts"

Urban Cuts

"Vision of Olmsted"

"Voyage"

"Walking Back Time"

"War of 1812"

"We Are..."

"We Are Here"

"Weego"

"Wildflowers for Buffalo"

"Woman and Child"

"Work and Play"

"The Worker"

"Yellow Bird"

"Yellow Dog"


Addresses
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Street
#

Location

Title or description

Artist

A-K Public Art
Alabama St
60
Community Steel Building
"The Old First Ward" mural
Vinnie Alejandro and Yames (pron. YAH mes)

Allen St. 172 HHL Architects
"Buffalo Buildings" Christopher Guerra

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,
Chow Monstro,
Max Collins,
Meg Corcoran
Nicholas Delfino

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
464 Gallery
Garage Door Face mural
Chuck Tingley
Art Park, LEWISTON
Art Park "Art Park" mural
Chuck Tingley
Bailey Avenue 3133
"Protector of Dreams (Lion" Team Wire Lazer,
Edreys Wajed

Bailey Avenue 3148 Rental Center
"Protector of Dreams (Pyramids)"
Team Wire Lazer,
Edreys Wajed

Bailey Avenue 3162

"Bailey Avenue"

Best Street, between Masten St. and Jefferson
Masten Park Masten Park Murals

Bidwell Pkwy. -

“Birds Excited Into Flight” Larry Griffis

Brayton St. 44

Five points Bakery

"Balancing Act II" Aakash Nihalani A-K Public Art
Broadway 145
Colored Musicians Club


Broadway 1131 Endeavor Health Services
"Our Colors Make Us Beautiful" Muhammad Zaman

Canalside
-

"Shark Girl"
Casey Riordan Millard
A-K Public Art
Canalside -

"Silent Poets"
Jaume Plensa
A-K Public Art
Canalside -

"Tim Horton"
Jerry McKenna
Carlton
-
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
"Pathways to Hope" Ellen Steinfeld
Carlton 87 Roswell Park Cancer Institute "Walk Through" Beverly Pepper
A-K Public Art
Chandler Street
155

155 Chandler Street" mural
Chuck Tingley
Colonial Circle  
General Bidwell Monument
Saul Swarz

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
138

"Truth and Justice"
Michael B. Hamby

Delaware Avenue
352
Vars Building
Facade ornamentation


Delaware Avenue 389
Christ Chapel
Celtic Cross

Delaware Avenue 401
Colonial Apartments
"Gold Wynn" mural Michael Biondo

Delaware Ave. 471
Dr. Ernest Wende House "Resting Lion" mural
Frank Cravotta

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

East Ferry Street
33
New Skateland Arena New Skateland Arena murals
Chuck Tingley
East Huron Street
5
Waldorf Lunch
"5 East Huron Street"
Logan Hicks

Ellicott St.
121
Erie Community College / Old Post Office
4 animals


Ellicott St. 461
Washington Market
"Greetings From Buffalo, New York" Casey William Milbrand

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
463 Hodge Wine & Liquor "Butterfly" mural
Nicole Cherry

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 712
Bureau
"Lip Service" David Mitchell

Elmwood Avenue 727
Traffic Signal Box "Face"
"Nikola Tesla Mural"
Zoom

Elmwood Avenue 732
Ro
"Obsolescence"
"Cortney Morrison-Taylor Memorial"
Max Collins
Elmwood Avenue 735
Visual Eyes
"Yellow Dog"  Eric Luplow

Elmwood Avenue 795
The Tree House "AaBbCcDdEeFf" mural


Elmwood Avenue 831 Revolver Records "Garden Walk" mural
Cassandra Ott

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 1285 Albright-Knox Art Gallery "Art"
"Love"

Robert Indiana

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


Fillmore Avenue
617
Polish Cooperative Savings and Loan Association
"Work and Play" Otecki
A-K Public Art
Forest Lawn Cemetery


"Three Graces Fountain"
Charles Cary Rumsey

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 133
Shakti Yoga
"Ganesha" mural
Ian de Beer,
Liz Ives

Grant Street 185 Lorigo's Meating Place "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 Alley -
-
Hertel Walls / Hertel Alley Gallery Vinny Alejandro,
Chuck Tingley,
Nicole Cherry,
Tom Holt,
Mark Madden,
et. al.


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


Hertel Ave. 1127
The Garage Cafe & Lounge "Car" mural
Nicole Cherry

Hertel Ave. 1212
Caruso's Deli & Grocery
"Goo Go Dolls" mural
Philip Burke

Hertel Ave. 1260

"We Are Here" mural White Bicycle
A-K Public Art
Hertel Ave. 1188 People, Inc.
"Mark Twain and John Lewis" mural

Kobra A-K Public Art
Hertel Ave. 1297
MVP
"Buffalo Map" mural
Mario Zucca
Hertel Ave. 1322 Joe's Deli "Magic Buffalo, 2017" Bunnie Reiss A-K Public Art
Hertel Ave. 1472
Craving Restaurant
"Lookin' Good" mural
Casey William Milbrand

Hertel Ave. 1503
Purrfect Cafe and Gallery
"Weego" mural
Matt Grote (Ogre) 
Chuck Tingley
A-K Public Art
Hertel Ave.
1534
The New Age Salon
"Woman and Child" mural
Rory Allen, of Zoom Copy
Hertel Ave. 1673
Hertel Liquor Library
“No Dress Rehearsal. This Is Our Life” Rory Allen, of Zoom Copy

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 45
Tri-Main Center
"Tower of Power" Nicholas Conrad Miller,
Christopher Kameck

Jewett Parkway
74
Koch Metal Spinning Co.
"72 Jewett" mural Daniel Galas
A-K Public Art
Lafayette Square   Soldiers & Sailors Monument Civil War Memorial
Caspar Buberl
Lafayette Square 1

"Buffalo Caverns" Tape Art
A-K Public Art
Lawn Avenue
225
Traffic Signal Box
"Bird Listenting to Music" mural


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"
   / 
Diver and Sea Creatures
Matthew Grote
Max Collins
Chuck Tingley

Main St. 521 Misuta Chow's
"Dragon"
Taka Sudo
Main St. 617
Market Arcade
"Buffalo"


Main St. 681 Town Ballroom
"Optichromie"
Felipe Pantone
A-K Public Art
Main St.
710
710 Theatre
"Noodle in the Northern Lights" Jessie and Katey
A-K Public Art
Main St. 785
Courier Express Building



Main St.
929
Metro Rail Station: Allen/Medical Campus Station - REMOVED
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'
A-K Public Art
Main St. 1325
Packard Motor Car Showroom Service Building
Capitals


Main St. 1391
Utica Metro Rail Station
Sculpture
George Smith

Main St. 665
Mid-City Apartments
"Metamorphosis #5" Tavar Zawacki
A-K Public Art
Main St. 1853
Delavan Metro Rail Station Sculpture Sam Gilliam

Main St. 2303  Burgio's TV
"Green Kaleidoscope" Augustina Droze A-K Public Art
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
"Higher Learning"
Vinny Alejandro
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
Market Square Park
-
-
"People of Black Rock, The" Justin Dahl

Market Square Park -
BuffaloBeds.com
"We Are..." Chris Piontkowski

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

Masten Park
-
Masten Park "Ray of Light" Augustina Droze
Megan McElf

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 "Grover Cleveland"
"Millard Fillmore"

 Bryant Baker

Niagara Street 448
Mangione Hardware
"From One Home to Another / De Un Hogar, A Otro" mural Tricia Butski and
Patrick Foran

Niagara Street
472
Burgos
"Roberto Clemente" mural
Max Collins

Niagara Street 585
Jackson Tax Service
"Homeland, Perhaps It is Because I Wish to See You Fly" Betsy Casañas A-K Public Art
Niagara Street 1200
Rich Products
"Newspaper Reader" J. Seward Johnson Jr,

Niagara Street 1315

"Fish"

Niagara Street 1330 Wheelworks
"1880s Bikes in Vines" Nicole Cherry

Niagara Street 1379
River Front Auto Sales
Murals


North Street
42
Tony Sisti Park

 Duayne Hatchett

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
Review Place 25 AMVETS Medallion Post #13 "Service in Motion" Vinnie Alejandro 
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

Silo City Row

Silo City
Elevator  B Beehive


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
Summer Street
257 1/2

"Flutterby Mural"
Chuck Tingley
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

Union Street, HAMBURG
20
Alchemy Wine Bar
"Alchemy" Chuck Tingley
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
"Wildflowers for Buffalo"
-
Louise “Ouizi” Jones
-
A-K Public Art
Washington Street 517
Impulse Lounge Chow Monstro mural   - REMOVED
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

West Ferry & Michigan
-
Wall of NFTA’s Cold Spring Bus Maintenance Depot
Freedom Wall John Baker
Julia  Bottoms-Douglas
Chuck Tingley
Edreys Wajed
A-K Public Art
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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