Making Buffalo and Western New York a more connected city through public art projects and events.
Who would have thought that decorating light poles and garbage bins could unlock the solution to ending vandalism in Buffalo? Apparently, Jim Montour and Alex Cornwell.
Community Canvases “was founded on the idea that neighborhoods with a strong sense of place make people better connected, more involved and strengthen economic and community development. Using the established landscape and local artists, Community Canvases turns the geography of a neighborhood into works of art that properly display the cultural, historical and geographical aspects that make each community diverse and unique.”
With this grant, Community Canvases will pay homage to The African American Heritage Corridor. Home to many important icons of Buffalo’s history, including a Baptist Church that played a pivotal role in the Underground Railroad, the group will turn signal boxes, light poles, and other city infrastructure into works of art that will illustrate the respect and pride the community has for this corridor.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS UNTIL JANUARY 10, 2022!
We are working hard to catch up on 1000s of applications. Please do not add to the pile of awesomeness right now.
Any applications submitted between August 24, 2021 and January 9, 2022 will not be reviewed, and no responses will be sent.
To be clear: Apply on January 10, 2022, and not one day earlier, because we don’t want to miss your awesome idea!
See you next year.
Awesome Without Borders Trustees