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New Pride Mural unveiled in Buffalo's Old First Ward

Posted at 12:43 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 12:44:46-04

A new pride mural was unveiled Wednesday morning in Buffalo's Old First Ward.

Students from the Old First Ward Community Center’s arts program, under the guidance of Buffalo-based artist Christopher Kameck, constructed and painted the mural for the National Fuel building which is adjacent to the future home of The Riverline.

This project is part of the Land Conservancy’s efforts to reimagine the former DL&W rail corridor which runs from Canalside to the Buffalo River, the one and a half mile greenway that crosses through the Old First Ward, Perry, and Valley neighborhoods.

“It is the perfect embodiment of The Riverline—our future ribbon of green that will connect Canalside with the Buffalo River just as it connects the Old First Ward, Perry, and Valley neighborhoods", said Nancy Smith, Executive Director or the Land Conservancy. "On The Riverline, people of every race, sexual orientation, and ability will be welcomed."