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Art Contest for North Side of Harborcenter

Harborcenter just announced a public art contest which invites WNY artists to submit designs to be displayed on the loading dock doors on the northern end of the property along Scott Street .  Officials are seeking a design that pays tribute to the history of downtown Buffalo, and its importance on the Erie Canal.

According to Frank Cravotta, Pegula Sports and Entertainment’s EVP of creative services.  “We would like to partner with one to showcase a design that commemorates Buffalo history, and adds a visual element to the Canalside district.”

Interested artists are invited to submit their designs online at for a chance to win the $1,500 prize if their entry is selected.  The deadline for submissions is November 30.

Photo by Bill Wippert
Photo by Bill Wippert

Written by Bruce Haydon

Bruce Haydon

Bruce Haydon is an obsessed runner and passionate writer who devotes his time to exploring and supporting his beloved Queen City. Bruce is originally from Ontario, Canada, relocating for work to both Bermuda and New York City before settling down in Buffalo in 2013. After initially suffering withdrawal from NYC life, he quickly grew to love his new home city, and has since become an ardent supporter and urbanist of all things Buffalo. Working in the financial sector by day, Bruce has been writing for Buffalo Rising since 2014, where he covers a number of topics relating to the city's ongoing evolution. With a love of the arts, culture and architecture, he devotes a considerable amount of his spare time researching the rich history of the area's illustrious past.

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