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Larkin Links: Help Design the Nano Golf Course Coming to Larkinville!

Larkinville is looking for creative types to design a public nano golf course. We’ve all see some of the more interesting miniature golf, or putt-putt courses out there, and we all know that the more interesting the graphics and design, the more interesting the course.

In the end, each hole (nine total) will be designed and fabricated by a local artist/designer. That means that there will be nine distinct holes to play once the course is open. This is another awesome addition to Larkinville, along with Pickleball (established) and shuffleboard (coming this spring). The nano golf course will be located at 863 Seneca Street in Larkinville.

Each select artist (nine total) will be compensated $1000 to create his or her dream hole. At this point, Larkin Development Group has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) and is expecting a barrage of creative submissions to ensue.


Once the course is complete, old putters and golf balls will be left at the course, which will be open for anyone to simply show up and play (in true Larkinville style). “We see this as a fun public art project and will not be charging people to play a round,” said Leslie Zemsky, Larkinville’s Director of Fun. “I am collecting old putters now, which we will leave out for play.”

“The Larkinville neighborhood has grown through collaboration with many community partners,” added Zemsky. “We think the addition of a nano-sized golf course will be very popular and is a fun way to add to the mix of public art in Buffalo.”


Who: Larkin Links Nano Golf comes to Larkinville

What: Request for proposals from artists, DIYers, and all creative types to design and fabricate one of nine holes for Larkin Links nano golf course coming to Larkinville, June 2015.

When: proposals due back by March 15th, 2015

Where: 863 Seneca St., Larkinville (half block east of Larkin Square)

Why: More fun things to do in the growing Larkinville neighborhood!

Larkin Development Group (LDG)  invites artists, designers, any creative DIYers to submit a design proposal for one of 9 holes. Each hole may be up to 15 ft. long x 10 ft. wide. Preference will be given to use of reclaimed materials. Applications are due by March 15th, 2015.  

You can learn more by clicking here. If you are interesting in submitting a proposal, click here.

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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