Save 80 Grant Street Global Voices Mural panels


This is in 2012, a noticeable wall-to-wall was used at 185 Grant Street, Lorigo’s apartment building. The Grant Street Global Voices Mural, created by Augustina Drose, consisted of 80 panels. Each panel is dedicated to the future achievements of Western immigrants, refugees, and new Americans. The teamwork has been made possible by artists and teachers, as well as children from the Buffalo Public School, who have identified the cultural assets of a wide range of people who have contributed to the growth of the West over the years.

Unfortunately, the foundation of the work of art has not been well weathered over the years, and this has led a number of community activists to think about how to maintain the different defining sections of the work. Due to the nature of the walls, it was very difficult to provide long-lasting panels. Those who do not descend on their own will be expelled May 14, 2021. From there, the Young Western Audience, along with Council Majority Leader David A. Rivera, will distribute the panels to community partners who want to showcase across the West.

At the same time, members of the community are asked to apply for a section of the wall * for public display in school buildings, businesses, or public places.

“We are working closely with the community, Mr. Rivera’s CEO and business owner Mr. Lorigo to identify the best solution to protect Grant Street Global Voices Mural,” said Amelia Schrader, Executive Director of Western New York Audience Youth. “This project was originally built as a global initiative, so we want this wall to live in a whole community that helped bring it to life about a decade ago. The distribution of panels from the wall ensures that visitors, residents and local businesses can continue to collectively celebrate the heritage of this world-famous village for decades to come. ”

“As a longtime supporter of the arts, I supported Grant Street Mural during the construction and installation, and I’m still a supporter of it when it is taken and redesigned. Over the last few months, my office has partnered with a young WNY audience. was so close that just as there are ways to express themselves through different forms of art, there are so many ways that people are still from Grant Street Mural, ”he said. said Council Majority Leader Rivera.

Applications for the panels will be accepted until September 2021.

Community partners can share their panels and memories print as early as May 14, 2021.

The program can be found here.

* Community partners who accept one or more panels for display will also receive a photo print to provide content to the panel in a viewing format. Young listeners in Western New York will also provide panel recipients with a map showing all the locations of the wall panels for the community while seeing the support of local businesses and community centers in the Niagara Falls area of ​​Buffalo.


Newell Nussbaumer is the ‘queenseyes’ – Queen City Eyes and the founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder of the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival. Co-founder of the Powder Keg Festival, which created the world’s largest ice cream beetle (Guinness Book of Records). The temptation is behind the emerald beach in the Erie Basin Marina. Flurrious together! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. The provocateur is behind Saturday’s Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of the retro and vintage market The Peddler in Elmwood. The provocateur behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws the magic ball to Statler City, Hertel Street Arts Festival and Flutterby Avenue.

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