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Community Celebration at The Freedom Wall

Sunday, September 17, 2017

2 pm - 6 pm EDT

Spectators watch the creation of The Freedom Wall during a community event on August 15, 2017. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Michigan Avenue between East Ferry and Main Streets

Join us to celebrate The Freedom Wall with the artists—John Baker, Julia Bottoms, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed—and the community. Enjoy a free cookout in partnership with Buffalo United Front and music from Drea d'Nur, the African American Cultural Center, the Performing Arts High School Choir, and DJ Reazon. Learn about the project and participate in art activities from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. This event will be held rain or shine.

About The Freedom Wall

The Freedom Wall will depict portraits of 28 notable civil rights leaders in American history, past and present, on a large concrete wall at Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street. The scale of the wall creates a unique opportunity to present a historical narrative that recognizes well-known national activists alongside equally important but less-widely-known local leaders. The work is being painted over the course of summer 2017 by Buffalo-based artists John Baker, Julia Bottoms, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed. Learn More

Project Sponsors

AK Public Art mural projects are generously underwritten by the New Era Cap Foundation. Additional support for this mural has been provided by Hyatt’s Graphic Supply Company.

Initiative Sponsors

The Public Art Initiative was established and is supported by leadership funding from the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.