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City of Buffalo calling for new 'Instagram-worthy' public art ideas

The Buffalo Arts Commission is seeking proposals for fun public art downtown.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo's bright and colorful murals are a big hit on Instagram. Now, the city wants to add new photo-ops with a new piece of public art in the downtown entertainment district.  

The Buffalo Arts Commission has a call out to artists for Instagram-worthy ideas for public art. The winning artist will have a budget of $40,000 to create a "fun, instantly memorable, and permanent in nature" display somewhere in the following areas: 

  • Court Street between Main Street and Niagara Square 
  • Franklin Street between Chippewa and Court Street
  • Chippewa Street between Main Street and Elmwood Avenue 

The deadline for proposals is February 12. The plan is for installation to begin in the spring.

For questions and more information, contact Emerson Barr with the Buffalo Arts Commission at ebarr@city-buffalo.com.

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