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Community Event at The Freedom Wall

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

5 pm - 7 pm EDT

Edreys Wajed, Julia Bottoms, John Baker, and Chuck Tingley. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts Parking Lot

Meet the Freedom Wall artists—John Baker, Julia Bottoms, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed—and learn about the project. Enjoy free food from Buffalo United Front and music from Walter Kemp 3oh! and DJ Reazon.

About The Freedom Wall

The Freedom Wall (working title) 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.