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Painting for Preservation: Lyth Cottage to Central Terminal
Painting for Preservation: Lyth Cottage to Central Terminal

Painting for Preservation (P4P) will be creating new artwork at the I Heart the Central Terminal event for the kick-off event of Buffalo Unscripted filming. The all-day event at the Central Terminal on Paderewski Drive is on Saturday, July 16, 2011 with the P4P event starting at 9:30am to 3:30pm. Architects, painters, photographers, videographers - artists of all media and skill level are welcome, or come to observe artists tackle the iconic Central Terminal tower. Exterior and interior locations will be accessible to participants.

P4P is an inclusive and eclectic group of artists and preservationists that gather to create artwork on-site at under-appreciated historic buildings. The act of meeting at these spaces highlights the setting of unique architectural places and creates a record of their aesthetic value, all to raise awareness of their preservation opportunity. Past locations, many of which are part of the Preservation-Ready Sites project.,  include the Blacksmith Shop, Harris Hardware, St. Vincent's Orphanage, Vaux Barn and Lyth Cottage.

Historic Lyth Cottage, ca. 1886, was recently purchased as part of the City of Buffalo Homestead Program by a young East Aurora resident eager to add Lyth Cottage to the growing efforts to revitalize the East Side. While the artists were working, many community residents came to tell observe and share their stories of the neighborhood and the little house.  See pictures below.

Buffalo Unscripted is a grassroots documentary sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation filming in Buffalo, July 16-23, 2011. All Buffalonians are invited to participate by answering questions like, “Describe Buffalo in one word,” “What's your favorite building in your neighborhood?” The premier of Buffalo Unscripted will take place during the National Preservation Conference in Buffalo from October 19-22, 2011.

Facebook RSVP to Art-In at I Heart Central Terminal here!


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