A Buffalo friendly mural is gaining some momentum. Artist/entrepreneur Casey Milbrand wants to post a semi-permanent greeting for visitors on the side of The Washington Market. The design is inspired by an old fashioned postcard image, with a colorful Pop-In twist thrown in for good measure. This particular mural, once complete, will be the perfect backdrop for visitors who want to take a photo and remember the moment and the city.
I’ve been to a lot of cities, and so many of them have similar postcard-inspired murals where tourists flock to snap photos so they can share their travels with the world. I want to bring that idea home. And with new street art going up all over the city and tourism at an ultimate high, now is the time for our own mural that welcomes visitors to the Queen City.
This is a brilliant idea, but will only get done if Casey raises enough money to pull it off. In order to do that, he has created an Indiegogo campaign.
Casey has already been granted permission to create the image on the wall. The image was inspired by old Buffalo postcards, as well as the iconic glass sunburst found at City Hall’s Common Council chambers.
As with any crowdfunding campaign, Casey has allotted a ton of awesome perks for donors – everything from a Pop-In space rental ($150) to a custom wheatpaste for your wall ($500) to a print of the design ($25). Hopefully Casey can raise the funds, and Buffalo will have a fun-loving mural that seconds as a photo backdrop for tourists and Buffalovers alike.
Click here to support the project.
“Having seen similar murals in other cities around the country and the social media posts they’ve generated, Visit Buffalo Niagara is thrilled that local artist Casey Milbrand is going to be creating a Greetings from Buffalo mural. Not only will this new mural make the emerging restaurant row along Ellicott Street a more vibrant and visually appealing destination, it will contribute to Buffalo’s public art renaissance and our city’s presence online. Murals are a big part of an engaging urban landscape and Casey’s contribution is sure to make downtown Buffalo an even more stimulating experience for visitors — one we’re sure they’ll share with friends and family via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you want to be a part of the New Buffalo we urge you to make a contribution to Casey’s Indiegogo campaign.”
— Visit Buffalo Niagara