Location: NFTA Yard (DL&W Terminal) (Get Directions)
Over the course of two summers (2020–2021) twelve artists from the Western New York community and beyond will paint twelve individual murals on the South Park Avenue façade of the NFTA Yard (DL&W Terminal) located in downtown Buffalo’s Historic Cobblestone District. The proximity of this area to the Erie and Hamburg Canals, the Buffalo River, and the Buffalo Harbor made it an industrial, maritime, and product-manufacturing center, especially throughout the nineteenth century. Today it is a vibrant hub of bars, restaurants, and live entertainment venues as well as the home to the annual Cobblestone Live festival. In 2014, the National Parks Service placed the Cobblestone District on the National Register of Historic Places.
The artists working over summer 2020 are Obsidian Bellis (American, born 1993); Jason Brammer (American, born 1974); Lauren McKenzie, aka Lady Noel (American, born 1988); Ellen Rutt (American, born 1989); James Moffitt, aka Yames (American, born 1987); and Bradd Young, aka SALUT (American, born 1994). These muralists include three regional artists, three female artists, and three Black artists. The artists working over summer 2021 will be selected and announced in 2021.
About the Artists
DL&W murals to brighten drab Cobblestone District
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