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BRO Holiday Gift Guide: A Mural by Max Collins

Did you ever stop to think that the gift of a mural might be the perfect present for someone this holiday season? The idea of dedicating wall space in your house to a mural is an interesting idea. In fact, the more I’m thinking about it, the more people I know who would love this sort of gift (eh-hem!). Anyways, if you thought that this sort of holiday gift would be elusive, or out of reach price-wise, photographer and wheatpaste muralist Max Collins begs to differ.

I reached out to Max to see if he would be interested in being featured in the BRO Gift Guide, and he was enthused. Basically, you can contact Max and he will come to a home, or a place of business, and do what he does best – create a stunning mural inside your space. Max can provide one of his own dramatic images, or you can supply him with your own. Or you can even commission to capture one for you.


For example the wide and red photo (see below) is from an install using a drawing the client made of the skyline of Buffalo from memory.
Cost (5’x5′ wall) = $350 (+ $150 for original photograph or $100 for research). You can contact Max by sending him an email to

For more holiday gift suggestions, check out the rest of the BRO Holiday Shopping Guide…

Farmer Pirates Cooperative: Compost pick up for one year

main hand wash & detail: Car wash and/or detail

ak&b: The Smeg Fridge

elmwood pet supplies: Buffalo dog collars and leads

urban roots: Fairy Gardens

the wisteria shop @ the darwin d. martin house: Umbrella and Pen Set

take home martin cooks: Gourmet Gift Basket

united men’s fashion: Hats

neo gift studio: Buffalo cutting and cheese boards

second chic: Consignment is Green

turnstyle designs: Vegan bomber jackets

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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