Street art is everywhere in Buffalo NY and appears in every style – mixed media, collage, paint, spray paint – it takes many shapes and forms.
Is it accidental, intentional or controversial?
As we learned from a recent graffiti tour in Toronto, graffiti has a message. It’s communication between the artist and the viewer (who are sometimes artists themselves) but sometimes graffiti is commissioned, as happens in many of the pieces of street art in Buffalo NY.
Street art in Buffalo NY created to beautify a space…
Here are some of the gorgeous pieces of art that I found through the various villages in the city.
Global Voices by Augustina Droze (pictured above)
When on Grant Street you have to visit the coffee shop on the corner Sweetness 7 Cafe. If you happen to see a warm, loving, blond woman that’s handing out hugs to everyone she meets – that’s Prish Moran the owner. Prish is a powerhouse on Grant Street and is actively working to breathe new life into the neighbourhood. We went on a tour with her through town, and true to form – everyone knew her and she hugged everyone she met. The atmosphere inside the coffee shop is casual and relaxed the food is tasty and fresh and the wi-fi is strong!
These are all Wheat-pasted photos by Max Collins.
(That’s Prish on the left hand side of the building.)
The pieces of art on Allen Street are very different from those represented on Grant Street. Have a look for your self.
Tribute to Tony Goldman
Tribute to Spain Rodriguez by Ian De Beer
Allen Street Bar And Grill
The Revolution Begins Now
Bidwell Elmwood by Bruce Adams and Augustina Droze
The Tree House Mural
Obsolescence by Max Collins
Keep your eye out for the signal boxes along the street – each one is different.
Faces by Chuck Tingley
For a great listing of all the artists, outdoor murals, street art, graffiti and their exact locations throughout Buffalo check out this great website.