New mural coming along Tupper Street

Posted at 8:00 AM, May 10, 2016

Drivers and pedestrians will notice a new piece of art on Tupper Street in Buffalo.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Shea's President Anthony Conte (Shea's owns 710 Main) and Albright-Knox Director Janne Siren announced Tuesday that the North wall (facing Tupper) will be converted into a massive mural.

Work on the project will start May 23. The project is set to be completed by late June.

For years the wall was black with gold stars but Poloncarz said it often went unnoticed. Conte said it didn't take much convincing on his end to agree to the project and is excited to see the progression of the mural over the next few weeks.

The mural will be designed by artists Katy Truhn and Jessie Unterhalter, a duo based in Baltimore that often works on public pieces.

"It wasn't that long ago that people wondered whether we were even going to have a theater district in this region," Poloncarz said. "Not only do we have a thriving theater district, we have one that's growing and one that's the envy of many cities across our community."