Public Art Blooms on Elmwood

Each year, our region comes alive with visitors who come to enjoy the creativity of Western New Yorkers. Press coverage spurred by Garden Walk Buffalo, and the community organizations who support it, help to paint a more accurate picture of what Buffalo is becoming. No longer adrift in snow or caked in rust, Buffalo is being highlighted as a city on the rise, with creativity sprouting in every corner.
2019 is a momentous year for both Garden Walk Buffalo and the Elmwood Village Association as they both celebrate their 25th anniversary. To highlight a quarter century of grassroots urban transformation, the
Elmwood Village Association and Gardens Buffalo Niagara are thrilled to announce the placement of a botanically-themed, celebratory mural, designed by artist Cassandra Ott. The mural will be installed at 831
Elmwood Avenue, home to Revolver Records’ Elmwood location.
More than 425 gardens will be open to visitors during Garden Walk Buffalo, always the last weekend of July.
The event welcomes about 70,000 visitors to Buffalo, generating 4.5 million dollars in economic activity and national press coverage each year.
The Elmwood Village Association is proud to collaborate on public art initiatives throughout the district. The organization’s 2018 Strategic Plan, released last October, prioritizes improvements to public space in the
Elmwood Village neighborhood, including public art.

“We know that gardening is a simple act that transforms communities, and we’re proud to celebrate 25 years of transformation,” says Jeff Tooke, President of Gardens Buffalo Niagara, parent organization of Garden Walk
Buffalo.
“EVA is excited for the opportunity to work with Cassi to memorialize 25 years of the Elmwood Village Association and Garden Walk Buffalo’s investment with a work of public art,” says Ashley Smith, executive director, Elmwood Village Association