BUFFALO, N.Y. — From Hertel Avenue to Hamburg, from Allentown to Niagara Falls, it’s tough not to notice all the public art going up in Western New York in recent years.
Some of the art can easily be spotted while driving. Other art might be tucked away in alleys and tend to be best spotted while on foot.
2 On Your Side checked out nearly 230 locations where public art can be found while in the car, walking on sidewalks, or cruising around parks. You can check out the gallery below. They are broken down into WNY neighborhoods.
Walk around, explore your own neighborhood. Drive around, visit an area you’ve never been to before. Visit these locations, snap photos, post them to social media, then tag them with #BeOn2 share them with us. For directions, check out the public art map.
We'll continue to add to the list as new art pops up in Western New York.
The complete guide to public art in Buffalo and Western New York
A mural by Buffalo artist Nicole Cherry on Elmwood Avenue.
Address: 1055 Elmwood Avenue. Artists: Michael Gelen and Bill Jankowski
A welcome mural in Elmwood Village that faces north.
Address: 938 Elmwood Avenue. Artists: Bruce Adams and Augustina Droze
A mural by Bruce Adams and Augustina Droze in Elmwood Village.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Address: 1411 Delaware Avenue
Statues can be found all around Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Address: 727 Elmwood Avenue
A mural is perched atop Forty Thieves and looks down on the sidewalk in Elmwood Village.
Address: 831 Elmwood Avenue. Artist: Cassandra Ott
Garden Walk Buffalo and the Elmwood Village Association announced the creation of this mural by Cassandra Ott in time for the 2019 event.
Address: 1300 Elmwood Avenue. Artist: Josef Slawinski
This piece by Josef Slawinski can be found on the Buffalo State campus, at the E. H. Butler Library.
Leisure and Luxury
Address: 736 Elmwood Avenue
A mural on the south side of a building in Elmwood Village.
Address: 712 Elmwood Avenue
Art faces the patio of Cecelia’s Restaurant on Elmwood Avenue.
look and see
Address: 444 Forest Avenue. Artist: Jim Hodges
A sculpture by Jim Hodges is found at 444 Forest Avenue, on the Richardson Olmsted campus.
Address: 976 Elmwood Avenue
The colors add some warmth to Elmwood Village.
The Buffalo News, Then and Now
Address: 1086 Elmwood Avenue
The Buffalo News, Then and Now, faces south along Elmwood Avenue.
The David replica
Address: Just south of the 198, by Hoyt Lake
A replica of The David by Michelangelo looks to the north and the 198.
Address: 735 Elmwood Avenue
This 2019 art faces south, between Breckenridge Street and Cleveland Avenue.
Address: 1047 Main Street
Artwork is found all over the outside of the iconic Buffalo restaurant.
Beautiful Health Fphacze
Address: 134 High Street, south side. Artists: William Y. Cooper, James J. Cooper III, and Jennifer Fuentes
Art by William Y. Cooper, James J. Cooper III, and Jennifer Fuentes is seen on the side of a parking garage.
Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
Address: 450 Masten Avenue
This can be found along Masten Avenue, south of East Ferry Street.
Address: 1221 Main Street. Artist: Alice Mizrachi
A mural by Alice Mizrachi, working with the Summer Youth Program at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, at 1221 Main Street.
Address: 298 Northampton Street
This can be found outside the The Foundry on Northampton Street.
The Freedom Wall
Address: corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street. Artists: John Baker, Julia Bottoms-Douglas, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed
The Freedom Wall was created in 2017 by four Buffalo-based artists: John Baker, Julia Bottoms-Douglas, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed. The panels show 28 civil rights leaders at the entrance to the Michigan Street African-American Heritage Corridor.
Vinny Alejandro recently completed this mural along Hertel Avenue.
Arch on Old Falls Street
Address: northwest corner of 1st and Old Falls streets. Artist: Jesse Walp
An installation by Jesse Walp in Niagara Falls.
Address: Centennial Circle. Artist: Jeff Laramore
A Niagara Falls installation introduced in 2017.
Let's Fall In Love
Address: northeast corner of Old Falls Street and 1st Street. Artist: Casey Riordan Millard
This 2019 art by Casey William Milbrand faces south, toward the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, on Old Falls Street.
Address: 463 3rd Street. Artist: Chuck Tingley
This mural by Chuck Tingley is found on the north side of the building.
Address: 1900 Military Road
Enjoy scenic Niagara Falls even when you're at the fashion outlets.
Niagara Falls Art Alley
Address: 425 3rd Street. Artists: Jonathan Rogers, Rob Lynch, Fritz Proctor III and IV, Tom Proctor, Kyle Baillargeon, Tricia Butski, A.J. Fries, Brandon Celi, Tom Holt, Chuck Tingley, TamMarie Mitravitch, Madonna Pannell, Hussalonia, Rick Nickel, Dave Buck, Yames, Matt Grote, Dan Lusk, Phil Mohr and Tom Lowe.
Also known as the Third Street Art Alley, it offers a vast collection of murals.
Address: 114 Buffalo Avenue
A very Western New York approach to the classic 80s video game, with a pizza Pac-Man and blue cheese power pellets.
Power City Eatery
Address: 444 3rd Street. Artist: Rob Lynch
This art faces south, watching over patrons.
Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House
Address: 1308 Ontario Avenue
There's no missing Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House in Niagara Falls.