Painting For Preservation:The June Schedule Is Out!

Painting for Preservation is such a great preservation initiative. For those who don’t know what it is – you paint the building (not the actual building) – you paint it on a canvas using paint, watercolor, pen, chalk.. or whatever your medium is. It is a great way to engage artists, children and the general public. Notice that TRICO is set for Saturday, June 1st , 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Art-in at Trico Plant #1, 791 Washington St., Buffalo. Awesome!

Check the schedule & details out below!


Painting for Preservation will be capturing the stately beauty of 36-50 East Utica Street on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Artists of all media and skill level, community members, and interested observers are invited to document these beautiful but neglected historic homes through participation in on-site art-making and story sharing.  Dana Saylor-Furman, an organizing member of Painting for Preservation, researched and wrote The Active Path to Rebirth about the 1880s buildings for Buffalo Spree.

The upcoming June Painting for Preservation events are as follows:

·         Saturday, June 1st , 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Art-in at Trico Plant #1, 791 Washington St., Buffalo

·         Friday, June 7th, 7 pm – Artist Talk at C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin Ave., Buffalo

·         Wednesday, June 12th, 5 pm – 7:30 pm – Art-in at Niagara Square, Buffalo (in conjunction with BALLE conference)

·         Saturday, June 22nd,  9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Art-in at St. Ann’s Church, Broadway and Emslie, Buffalo

·         Friday, June 28th,  6 pm – 8 pm – Closing Reception at C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin Ave., Buffalo


Artists who participate in these art-in will have the opportunity to exhibit their completed and/or partially completed artwork at the C.G. Jung Center in an on-going exhibit.

Often an inanimate building doesn’t cause us pause, but a group of people staring at a building for 3 hours can, especially if those people are making art.  Recently, artists created work based on 23 North Street, the former home of WEBR, in historic Allentown.  Artists had the opportunity to engage in dialogue with many local residents about the condition of the building, residents’ hopes for it, and to share with them local preservation efforts and initiatives.

Please see for more information and pictures.



Contact: Sara M. Zak, * Many more images can be included if you would like more*



Pen & Ink  by the fabulous Mickey Harmon!

Pen and Ink by Mickey Harmon

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