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Mural, Mural on the Wall

Thanks to a community effort led by members of the Charismatic Center, a hi-profile Grant Street mural is getting a much-needed facelift. Located at the corner of Grant and West Ferry, the mural is representative of an old-world market scene. Thanks to a renewed drive to brand Grant-Ferry as an International Marketplace, the mural has been chosen to broadcast the effort to the neighborhood.

The artwork is being restored by a wide range of volunteers ranging from refugees who live nearby to the Khol’s Department Store’s A-Team. Kohl’s donated $500 to provide the local businesses (led by Lorigo’s Meating Place) with the paint to get the job done. I was surprised to hear how long that mural has been around for… thirty years or so? Combined with the old garbage carts, this cleanup effort is really beginning to catch hold on Grant. On the days when that cart is operational on the street, Grant is cleaner than Elmwood. 

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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