A Complete Guide to Street Art on Hertel Ave in Buffalo

Written by Emily Malkowski
Published on October 30, 2019

Smiles and Appreciation @ 1872 Hertel Ave x Kimberly Hardy / Photo courtesy of Kimberly Hardy

In case you live under a rock and haven’t noticed, Buffalo’s street art game is strong. Seriously.

What’s even better is that it’s more than just a few pretty Instagram photo-ops (though we’re totally here for that, too). All of the amazing murals that cover previously blank walls around the city help to bring in more foot traffic for local businesses and give local artists an opportunity to show their stuff, all while leaving Buffalo more beautiful than before. 

While it feels like street art can be found just about anywhere you go these days (not complaining), Hertel Ave is a good place to start if you’re looking to scope some of it out for yourself. Heading East to West, here’s where you can find all of the masterpieces on Hertel Ave:

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1. Jerry Garcia Mural – 1172 Hertel Ave 

Artist: C. Gallagher

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bor41Y9hYb7/

 

2. Untitled – 1188 Hertel Ave 

Artist: Eduardo Kobra

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0cQpwtlcgp/

 

3. Goo Goo Dolls Mural – 1212 Hertel Ave

Artist: Philip Burke

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2C7dPbhwuw/

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4. We Are Here – 1260 Hertel Ave

Artist: White Bicycle 

 

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5. Buffalo Map – 1297 Hertel Ave

Artist: Mario Zucca 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1m7yLTlh2K/

 

6. Magic Buffalo – 1322 Hertel Ave

Artist: Bunnie Reiss

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2ywKtIB2rA/

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7. Lookin’ Good – 1472 Hertel Ave

Artist: Casey Millbrand 

 

8. Weego – 1503 Hertel Ave

Artist: Chuck Tingley 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0ggtWSBZ80/

 

9. Gord Downie Mural – 1669 Hertel Ave

Artist: Rory Allen

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnUWI0JAQuE/

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10. Hertel Postcard – 1787 Hertel Ave (Corner of Voorhees and Hertel)

Artist: Vinny Alejandro

 

11. Smiles and Appreciation – 1872 Hertel Ave

Artist: Kimberly Hardy

Smiles and Appreciation @ 1872 Hertel Ave x Kimberly Hardy / Photo courtesy of Kimberly Hardy

 

BONUS: Hertel Alley Gallery

https://www.instagram.com/p/BySpda3B0bG/

What was once just an empty back alley behind a few local businesses is now the beautiful Hertel Alley Gallery, thanks to the new Hertel Alley Street Art Festival– an event created earlier this year by Vinny Alejandro (a name you may recognize from above) and other local creatives. 

The alley itself runs parallel to Hertel from Treymore to Colvin, remaining a fairly secluded hidden gem in North Buffalo- but rest assured, it’s accessible for the public to enjoy. Below are just a few of the murals that were created during the festival, which took place this past June: 

 

Yellow Buffalo

Artist: Nicole Cherry

 

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Love myself some summer street art 🐃☀️

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Pizza mural

Artist: Elyssa Harper

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0LkDM3BhqN/

 

Til death do us part

Artist: Ashley Kay

 

Fish

Artist: Chris Main

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1r28hSBTdr/

 

Palooza

Artist: Tom Holt

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2weiJZhcBs/

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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