BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — We've been talking a lot about murals and other forms of public art in Buffalo lately, and now North Buffalo is part of the action.
On Monday, the Iskalo Development Corp. and blacksmith Andy Chambers of Arc Iron Creations placed a 5' tall public art sculpture spelling out "BUFFALO" at the corner of Hertel and Saranac Avenues at the Cornelius Apartments.
The sculpture was the idea of Buffalo Councilperson Joel Feroleto (D-Delaware District) after seeing letter sculptures spelling out the name of the city.
“The addition of this sculpture will add yet another wonderful asset to the Hertel Avenue public art collection, contributing further to its reputation as a vibrant and walkable neighborhood,” Feroleto said.
This increase in public art is part of an initiative from the Hertel Business Association to increase foot traffic to business in the neighborhood, while showcasing the creativity of those in the community.