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Thousands Show Up to Witness Grain Elevator Illuminations

Wednesday evening, Buffalonians were treated to a projection light show on the Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator. Standing from the Central Wharf at Canalside, visitors witnessed a dazzling array of colors and images, which illuminated the behemoth structures found at the Outer Harbor. The thousands of spectators were part of history in the making, as the “City of Light” is once again being illuminated by creative visions that spark the imagination.


“I won’t comment on who gets credit – I’ll leave that to the politicians,” said Glenn Murray, who photo documented the projection show.  “They say, ‘Success has many parents, and failure is always an orphan.’ I was impressed, actually spellbound, by the creative design and how vibrant the colors were. I’ve become an optimist about Buffalo, not just because of projects built with brick and mortar. There’s a growing grassroots community spirit that Buffalo is rising like a phoenix. The light show is an example of excellent inspirational art. That project will be an attraction, drawing people to the waterfront who will bring others to enjoy its many new attractions. I took a photo of a guy recently wearing a t-shirt that read: ‘I lived in Buffalo before it was cool.’ Years ago, he would have been mocked, but not anymore.”

The light show runs every night from dusk until 11 pm.


Photos: Glenn Murray | Learn more about the illuminations here.


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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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