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echo… shouts out!

Years ago, a couple of local artists scoped out this blank cinder block wall at the corner of Allen and Park, to put up a mural, but at the time the storefront was vacant and with no permission from the owner of the building, the project never happened. 
Yesterday, as a precursor to the echo Art Fair event, artist Max Collins with the help of ReImagine’s Cortney Morrison-Taylor, adhered a temporary wheatpaste billboard to the formerly drab wall, and in the process gave the corner an eye-catching art instillation. 
Max told me that although the art piece is temporary, he would like to work with The Allentown Association to get permission to put up a more permanent work, with the help of some other artists in the neighborhood (similar to the work done on the 500-block of Main Street (see here). 
The temporary mural promotes echo’s submission period, which ends on May 17.

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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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