It can feel good to be the city setting a precedent every once in a while. Torontonian and BRO writer Lorne Opler recently came across a post in The Grid
that suggests that Toronto should be looking to Buffalo's Silo City as a place where progressive ideas are born. How 'bout that?
We've been covering a series of art installations and performances at Silo City over the last couple of years and it seems like the momentum is building - especially now that work is underway to convert an old freight house into a product showroom and public space (see here
With all of the rest of the developments taking place in Buffalo, it is Silo City that continues to capture the imagination of people living in other
cities. We are right now in the midst of head to head performances taking place at Silo City - last week it was 'American Grain
' and this weekend it's 'City of Night
'. Let's keep up the momentum and show that Buffalo's creatives are up to the challenge of converting our industrial heritage sites into artistic playgrounds. From David Haines (The Grid
The site will soon become home to a permanent nonprofit arts centre and building-material manufacturers. The space has hosted a trombone quartet, theatre performances, and installations by local artists that wouldn't look out of place at Nuit Blanche.
Above photos of 'American Grain' by Lukia Costello Photography - Studio and location photography that conveys the unique character, beauty and personality of individuals, businesses, events and editorial assignments.