Grain Elevators to the Stage

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 9:05 AM EDT

By WKBW News

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 9:05 AM EDT


Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - Silo City at Ohio and Childs Street in Buffalo is a historic piece of the city's history.
“An incredibly unique space,” Against the Grain Theatre Festival Neil Wechsler said.
Although some say the area is run down, others look at it as an opportunity.
“When you have space like this, you can create a different feel for what art is,” Wechsler said.
Although right now it looks like a wintry wonderland, come the nice weather there is a lot to come for Silo City. Wechsler is working to hold the Against the Grain Theatre Festival.
“We've adapted a play for production at Silo City. The play will be both inside and outside and the audience will follow the actors around,” Wechsler said.
The festival will feature local and national talent, while also bringing people to the city.
“The big idea is to sort of make Buffalo a destination and let people know there is great work happening here,” Wechsler said.
This festival isn’t the only event planned. At the grain elevators, they want to hold movies, art exhibits, live bands and Silo City Rocks, which will be a rock-climbing course.
“We're trying to take an abandon structure and turn it into a dynamic development that will attract young and old for an outdoor and fun lifestyle,” Andrew Minier with Silo City Rocks said.
Wechsler said Silo city is the perfect space for any artist.
“Silo City itself opening it up to all sorts of different art projects,” Wechsler said.
The show will run from July 22nd to August 3rd.
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