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New festival to celebrate everything eco-friendly in Buffalo

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 07:44:24-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new festival this summer will celebrate everything eco-friendly in Buffalo. The "Flutterby Festival" takes place August 10th on Elmwood Avenue.

The festival is designed to introduce people to the positive environmental changes that will benefit the city and the planet. Exhibits will be along Elmwood Avenue (from Summer Street to the Albright Knox Museum), starting in front of the Burchfield Penny Art Center, and continuing to Summer Street. The idea is for Elmwood Avenue to stay open throughout the festival, and for people to "flutterby" from street to street, and speak with the vendors.

More than 125 organizations, pop-ups and restaurants are taking part in the festival. Local groups involved will showcase urban farming, sustainable buildings, eco clothing companies and beekeeping among other things. Attendees will learn about solar power, electric cars, and can also learn how to build a bee hotel or birdhouse.

Three murals and one sculpture will be added to the Elmwood Village. Right now artists are working on the murals to have them ready for Saturday.

"When you invest more money into beautification that people tend to flock to that area and like to be around and invest more money in shopping and it's a nice addition to the city," said Nicole Cherry, the artist that created a Butterfly mural at Elmwood and Hodge.