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Freestyle Faces of Main Street

Sometimes, when there is a push to get new businesses into an area, the first thing that needs to happen is to draw attention to the area. Recently, the 500-block of Main Street has been doing just that. Whether promoting a chalk drawing event or promoting open studio tours, there is always something brewing along this stretch of downtown. 

This Friday promotional forces are coming together to target the area for a public art push from 5-9PM. In fact, the street will come alive with painters, muralists, an outdoor marketplace, live music, wine tastings, gallery openings, a spoken word performance and food followed by a live jazz band & drink specials at the Hyatt from 8:30-11PM!
To see what sort of vibe we’re talking about, check out this artwork from a couple of the featured artists, Ogre and Chuck Tingley!
Participants Include :
– WNYBAC, 486 Washington St
– e-Cafe, 487 Main St : Food & drink specials, live music at the outdoor cafe
– 501 Main St
– MAIN(ST)UDIOS, 515 Main St : Gallery opening for Southeast’s Artist Showcase,
– Jerry’s Downtown Photo, 521 Main St : Photos of historic Buffalo
– Brian Garman Gallery, 523 Main St : Panoramic prints on display
– 537 Main St : Olive oil tasting by D’Avolio 
– The Hyatt : Food & drink specials, live music at the outdoor cafe
– Block-long outdoor marketplace with locally made jewelry, art, soap, gifts and more! Marketplace Spots Still Available! Email Alana Fajemisin for more details.
– WAM (Writers/Artists/Musicians) Three Year Anniversary event! Sidewalk party featuring open mic for singer/songwriters, spoken word artists and more. Email to sign up
– SPECIAL event this block! Be a part of a “Freestyle Faces of Main Street” LIVE mural painting being created on the side of 515 Main, with artists Chuck Tingley, OGRE, Max Collins & Erica Eichelkraut! From 6-9PM Erica & Max be set-up outside taking portraits of anyone who would like to be involved to be wheatpasted on top of a freestyle painting by Chuck & OGRE! View more about the mural & help bring more public art to Main St by sponsoring the project here.
– Note : All metered parking is free after 5PM & the Allpro lot at Washington & Mohawk will have discounted parking for $2

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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