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Mural Alert: Vivid Buffalo on Hertel

Jeremy and Angela Miklas (and their Vivid Buffalo team) are wrapping up their latest mural on Hertel Avenue, located on the side of the India Gate restaurant (1264 Hertel Avenue). This mural adds to the ever-increasing art appeal of the street. Over the last few years, Hertel has become synonymous with public art (Hertel Walls).

Interestingly enough, it was back in 2019 that I initially posted on Jeremy’s desire to paint a mural on this wall. At the time, it was a different thematic concept. What remained the same (two years later) is the artist’s determination to make a big splash on the street. It just goes to show how much goes into identifying potential buildings, getting permissions, raising funds, and then coming up with art concepts that everyone can wrap their minds around.

In the end, the new art concept tuned out to be painting identifiable Buffalo landmarks, with a “larger than life” central figure walking down Main Street (in the Theater District).

“The new mural looks great and is a great addition to the dozens of murals on Hertel,” said Delaware District councilperson Joel Feroleto, who has been a key orchestrator of bringing numerous works of art to the street.

Personally, I love Jeremy’s determination and dedication to find the proper backdrop for his work. It’s a timely lesson for other muralists out there, who wonder about the process, which can be daunting at times. It’s also good to see a bland wall get an art treatment. This is a wall that never would have been noticed, let alone celebrated, without Jeremy doing what he does best – promoting art throughout the city of Buffalo.

Written by queenseyes

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.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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