Buffalo's arts and architecture continues on a hot streak of being celebrated by the national media with this morning's article titled, "Buffalo's Wright Stuff" in The Wall Street Journal. The Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau assisted journalist Richard Woodward during his two-day visit in late March.
The article chronicles the colorful history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex and the Martin family. The piece also goes on to conclude "With a park system by Frederick Law Olmsted, Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building, a concert hall by Eero Saarinen, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the new Burchfield-Penny Art Center (sic), Buffalo's citizens already have a lot to be proud of."
This article appears on the heels of three positive, high-profile articles on Buffalo in the past seven days. Late last week, the New York Post and Time-Out New York profiled Buffalo as a summer get-away location. On Sunday, The New York Times Style Magazine "T" featured Buffalo alongside Venice, Manchester, England and Austria, in the magazine's surveys of the global artistic landscape. The Times Style magazine proclaims, "It may just now be getting buzz as a center for creative types, but Buffalo has been on the radar of art aficionados for decades." As if that wasn't enough, Newsweek magazine profiled Frank Lloyd Wright's work in Buffalo in a two-page story titled, "The Goodbye Swirl".
As the saying goes, "Success has many fathers". The Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau, as well as other marketing organizations throughout Erie County quietly work behind the scenes in trying to secure positive publicity for the region. Sometimes it can take years for a story or idea to be "sold" to an editor or producer. In the case of The Wall Street Journal article, it was a two-year process of constant communications with the Journal's editors, and good timing, that brought the reporter to town - ultimately resulting in a big score for Buffalo.