Welcome to Painting for Preservation!

Welcome to Painting for Preservation! This initiative, founded by artist Sara M. Zak, is aimed at drawing attention to distressed, at-risk, and under-utilized historic locations through on site art making.

Mission: To bring together artists of all media in support of historic distressed properties and communities. To create artwork on-site related to the location as a means of raising positive awareness of the space.

My hope is that we can continue this effort in Buffalo and expand the concept to other architecturally rich cities. Please e-mail Sara M. Zak if you are interested in starting a Painting for Preservation initiative in your city at info@paintingforpreservation.org

Our goals:

1. Raise awareness of at-risk, distressed and under-utilized locations and their neighborhoods

2. Create a record of historically rich locations through art

3. Create a community of artists invested in the urban landscape

4. Bring exposure and provide assistance to artists interested in documenting at-risk historic neighborhoods while also collaborating with members of those same neighborhoods.

5. Involve communities in sharing their stories of local historic architectural and their neighborhoods.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


November 14, 2011 - 6:30 to 8:30pm
Statler City on Niagara Square
107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Please use Franklin Street entrance

Come celebrate Painting for Preservation's first group exhibition with us! The exhibit is a result of Painting for Preservation's efforts during its inaugural year and an open call for work.

The show of over 100 pieces, features WNY artists working in urban spaces to document and imagine our historic places.

Our first opening was during the National Preservation Conference that was attended by a national crowd of over 2,500. We are now able and happy to invite Buffalo, artists and the public to the exhibit.

The event will be held in conjunction with Preservation Buffalo Niagara's annual membership meeting.

Your RSVP is appreciated. The Facebook event!Please e-mail info@paintingforpreservation.org for more information.

More information about PBN's annual meeting, that is also open to you:

6:30 PM Refreshments, ART + PRESERVATION, Explore the Statler

7:15-8:30 PM  
Annual Meeting  
Election of Trustees 
National Preservation Conference Retrospective
Remarks from Mark Croce, owner of Statler City

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