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A Complete Guide to Street Art on the West Side

Art, City Guide, Visit Buffalo

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Written by Emily Malkowski

Published on February 19, 2020
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Homeland mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

Take a walk through one of the West Side’s diverse neighborhoods today and you’ll find that as of recently, they’ve undergone some of the biggest transformations in the city. From Grant Street’s newly established collective of awesome local shops to the charming cafes and coffee shops that populate the Five Points neighborhood, there’s certainly much to be discovered- and more on the way.

Luckily, the mural scene is no different. As you explore, use our guide below to scope out some of the best public art the West Side has to offer- and be sure to support the emerging businesses in the area if you like what you see.

Ready for more? Check out our guides to street art on Hertel, Elmwood, and in Allentown.

Did we miss one? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!

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Niagara Street: 

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Sunrise/Sunset / Photo x Emily Malkowski

1. Sunrise/Sunset

448 Niagara Street 

Artist: Tricia Butski and Patrick Foran

 

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Homeland mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

2. Homeland, Perhaps It Is Because I Wish to See You Fly, That My Flight Continues to Be Yours 

585 Niagara Street 

Artist: Betsy Casañas

 

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Fish mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

3. Fish

1315 Niagara Street (photo attached to card)

Artist: 12 Grain Studio

 

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Bike in Vines / Photo courtesy of the Albright Knox

4. Bikes in Vines

1330 Niagara Street

Artist: Nicole Cherry

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Grant Street: 

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Weaving Colors of the World / Photo x Emily Malkowski

5. Weaving Colors of the World

25 Grant Street

Artist: Chuck Tingley 

 

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Ganesha / Photo x Emily Malkowski

6. Ganesha

133 Grant Street 

Artist: Ian de Beer and Liz Ives

 

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Sweet_ness 7 Cafe mural / Photo courtesy of Sweet_ness 7 Cafe

7. Outside of Sweet_Ness 7 Cafe

220 Grant Street

Artist: Prish Moran 

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Others:

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Niagara Street mural / Photo courtesy of instagram: @annarkaplan

8. “Niagara Street”

996 Busti Ave 

Artist: Yames Moffit and Edreys Wajed 

 

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As Is mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

9. As Is

329 Porter Ave (D’Youville Campus)

Artist: Casey William Milbrand

 

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Balancing Act / Photo x Emily Malkowski

10. Balancing Act

44 Brayton Street 

Artist: Aakash Nihalani 

 

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Botanical Blueprint / Photo x Emily Malkowski

11. Botanical Blueprint

corner of Dewitt and Potomac 

Artist: Hillary Waters Fayle

 

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West Buffalo Charter School mural / Photo x Emily Malkowski

12. West Buffalo Charter School

113 Lafayette Ave 

Artist: Rachel Zogaib and Liz Vesneske

 

Did we miss one? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/emilymalowski/" target="_self">Emily Malkowski</a>

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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