Public art display to decorate Buffalo’s buildings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- It’s probably the largest quilting project you’ll ever see.

Artist Amanda Browder wants to treat Buffalo like a giant canvas, and let community members be the artists.

She also wants to bring some color into the Queen City’s neighborhoods, so that people will stop and appreciate it.

The project is called Spectral Locus.

Since April, Browder has been enlisting the help of anyone in Buffalo who wants to join.

People have brought their fabrics and helped sew together these massive quilts, which will son will adorn three buildings in Buffalo: a church on the corner of Richmond and Ferry Streets, 950 Broadway, and Clifton Hall on Elmwood Avenue will soon have colorful new fabric covers.

Browder said she wants people to feel connected to public art.

“I think a lot of times when you go to the museums or the galleries you kind of feel this sense of separation between the actual production of making it, the artist that’s actually showing, as well as the gallery that’s producing the work. and so I wanted to break that barrier, that kind of fear that happens with going to a gallery,” she told News 4.

The work is being housed at the Erie County Public Library downtown. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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