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The Dawn of the City of Buffalo

I missed City of Nite last year due to being out of town. This year I made a point to make it down to the event that turns Silo City into an interactive dreamworld landscape. I will never miss City of Nite again, as long as there is an event to attend. Not only did City of Nite bring thousands of spectators down to the silos, it also illuminated the mind-blowing stable of artists that surround us. I tip my ball cap to each and ever artist that created an installation at City of Nite – may we use this culmination of creativity as a stepping stone to even more artistic performances in Buffalo for years to come. Every time I think I have an idea of what we are capable of as a city, I am faced with another wake up call that we have only scratched the surface. If we are left to our own devices, then we will somehow manage to paint our own version of reality, where our silos becomes our skyscrapers and our waterways becomes our freeways, and our musicians become our mouth pieces.

Ahhh, but remember that the city is a funny place
Something like a circus or a sewer
And just remember different people have peculiar tastes – Lou Reed

The following photos are from photographer Joe Cascio:

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And here are some of my own shots of City of Nite:

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Written by queenseyes

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.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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