Murals have been popping up all over Buffalo – like good weeds! Many are nature- or garden-inspired murals. Here are some of which I have photos. Other murals do have flowers or plants in them, but these feature them prominently.
You can stand in front of a mural of butterfly wings, boosting your pollinator cred on Elmwood near Hodge.
Another Westside mural was, in part, created by visitors to Garden Walk Buffalo. They were invited to placed found flowers and leaves from Garden Walk gardens on photo sensitive paper. Artist Hillary Waters Fayle then made a quilt-like pattern of those prints in a large-scale mural (Dewitt Street). The visitors got to keep their photo print – so dozens of Garden Walk visitors own pieces of this mural.
There’s even a koi pond mural you can walk on, by Mark Madden, on a hellstrip – between sidewalk and street (Summer Street at Elmwood Avenue).
The first floral mural below, by Cassandra Ott, is on Elmwood Avenue – and I can see a sliver of it from my kitchen window!
Sources to see more of Buffalo’s murals are linked below. There does not seem to be one single source that has all murals listed. Part of that is the speed at which the murals are being created. It’s hard to keep up!
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery Public Art Initiative
- Buffalo News Mural Interactive Map
- Buffalo as an Architectural Museum, Outdoor Public Art
- Visit Buffalo Niagara Public Art
- WGRZ TV Guide to local murals (This site has the exhaustive list!)