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Painting for Preservation Visits East Side Barn on Saturday

The Painting for Preservation crew will be on the east side Saturday morning, June 4, ‘capturing’ the Vaux Barn.  The wooden structure is located on Mills Street, just south of Genesee Street.  It was designed by Calvert Vaux, Frederick Law Olmsted’s partner.  Vaux prepared the designs for the park system’s buildings.  The barn is believed to have been used in some capacity by the nearby The Park, originally called The Parade and now named Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

This wooden structure is a bit different from the large brick buildings the group has visited thus far.  Artists of all skill levels (meaning no experience to very experienced) and all media (painting, photography, drawing, etc) are welcome to join in.  Supporters and onlookers are encouraged to stop by as well. 

IMG_2480.jpgPainting for Preservations goals are:

1. Raise awareness of at-risk, distressed and under-utilized locations and their neighborhoods

2. Create a record of historically rich locations through art

3. Create a community of artists invested in the urban landscape

4. Bring exposure and provide assistance to artists interested in documenting at-risk historic neighborhoods while also improving the quality of life in those same neighborhoods.

5. Involve distressed communities in sharing the beauty in their backyard.

Check out the blog to see images from past “Art-Ins.”  Saturday’s event starts at 9:30 and lasts until 12:30.

Get Connected: Facebook event page.

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