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Julia Wald – Corner Store, An Art Show @ Fitz Books

A couple of days ago I was talking to a friend about all of the great corner store buildings in Buffalo (some greater than others). We were also discussing the hidden corner store gems that have been boarded up.

Back in the day, the corner store or corner market was a place where the entire neighborhood frequented. Some were delis, others butchers – each had its own purpose, to supply the immediate neighborhood’s needs.

Of course these days, corner stores are a lot different, but they still fulfill the needs of the various neighborhoods, from making subs to selling bags of ice. The buildings add to the vibrancy of neighborhoods when the businesses are operated by mindful owners. It’s this type of image – both colorful and gritty – that artist Julia Wald has managed to capture in her upcoming show at Fitz Books.

On Tuesday, August 3rd at 7 PM, join Fitz Books for a one-day-only exhibit of Julia Wald’s gorgeous Corner Store illustrations. Julia’s work reminds us of the often overlooked beauty of familiar neighborhood fixtures in Buffalo like corner stores, grocers and bowling alleys. Julia’s original art as well as prints will be available for purchase.

(Note that due to pandemic conditions, Fitz Books will require masks except when eating or drinking during all events.)

Fitz Books | 433 Ellicott Street | Buffalo, NY 14203 | (716) 249-0523

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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