It’s a celebration of the business and arts communities that have been working towards making Black Rock a special place. It’s a project that will shed light on the history of a tight-knit community. Leave it to Marcus L. Wise of 464 Gallery and Marissa Lahner, two members of Emerging Leaders in the Arts (ELAB – Buffalo Chapter), to dream up a mural project that will capture the imaginations of the community, while providing creative people with high profile public canvases upon which to paint.
Sponsored by the Grant-Amherst Business Association, the mural-thon is scheduled to take place starting on Friday, July 30th at 9pm and will continue through the night, on to the next day and into the following night. The goal is to totally complete the pre-designed mural in that time span. The first part of the mural has already been started – the goal for the event is to complete the upper part of the design project. Organizers will be providing volunteers with refreshments, music and a place to doze off if necessary. If you would like to participate in the event, or help to paint the lower portions of the artwork prior to the arrival of the scaffolding on the 30th, stop into 464 Gallery on Amherst Street or send an email to Marissa.
Photo: Annmarie Dean and Sam Sacco tracing the lines from the projected image onto the wall. 388 Amherst St (Corner of Grant and Amherst)