A Complete Guide to Street Art in South Buffalo, Old First Ward & The Larkin District

Written by Emily Malkowski
Published on May 27, 2020
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Larkinville Flowers mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

We’re now going on just over two months of social distancing and self-isolation due to COVID-19 here in Western New York. We’re hopeful that the state will be entirely reopened within the next month or so, but especially as the weather seems to be actually staying nice, we know that everyone’s looking for fun, new ways to get out of the house for a while and enjoy some fresh air. If that’s you, might we recommend one of our favorite solo outdoor activities: exploring all of Buffalo’s beautiful street art.

If you’ve been meaning to explore a new part of town and see some of these street art masterpieces in person, it’s basically the perfect time. Use our guide below to check out some of the best murals in South Buffalo, Larkinville, and the Old First Ward neighborhood, and while you’re at it, check out our guides to street art on Hertel, Elmwood, Allentown, the Southtowns, Downtown Buffalo, and the West Side

Did we miss one? Did we miss yours? Are you the artist of one of these murals? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!

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South Buffalo

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Black Iron Bystro Mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

1. Black Iron Bystro 

3648 South Park Ave

Artist: Team Razor Wire

 

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Buffalo Sports Food Bus / Photo x Emily Malkowski

2. Buffalo Sports Food Bus

2693 South Park Ave

Artist: Unknown

 

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Welcome to South Buffalo Mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

3. Welcome to South Buffalo

2277 South Park Ave

Artist: Vinny Alejandro

 

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Flowers mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

4. Flowers

corner of Hamburg Street and South Park Ave

Artist: Nicole Cherry

 

Bonus: Want more South Buffalo? You can find a driving tour itinerary chock full of architecture, street art, and more by checking out our Tour by Car Series: 10 Stop Driving Tour of South Buffalo & The Waterfront.

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Old First Ward

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Old First Ward Mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

5. Old First Ward Mural

corner of Alabama & Republic Street

Artist: Vinny Alejandro & James “Yames” Moffit 

 

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Old First Ward Mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

6. Old First Ward Mural

491 South Park Ave

Artist: Vinny Alejandro

 

Larkin District

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Larkinville, Buffalo NY mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

7. Larkinville, Buffalo NY

149 Rensselaer Street

Artist: Vinny Alejandro

 

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Greeting From Larkinville mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

8. Greetings from Larkinville

745 Seneca Street (on the side of the Filling Station building)

Artist: Unknown

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Hydraulic Hearth mural / Photo courtesy of Hydraulic Hearth

9. Hydraulic Hearth Mural

716 Swan Street

Artist: Chuck Tingley

 

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Larkinville Flowers mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

10. Larkin Square Flower Mural

745 Seneca Street 

Artist: Casey Kelly

 

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Legs mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

11. Legs

829 Seneca Street

Artist: Christopher Kameck

 

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Swan Street mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

12. Swan Street Diner

700 Swan Street 

Artist: Unknown

 

WRITTEN BY

Emily Malkowski

Based in Buffalo, Emily is a marketing professional by day, and a freelance writer by night. She is passionate about uncovering unique stories, and dreams of cross-country road trips, endless sunshine, and adopting multiple dogs.

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