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.




Monday, May 14, 2012

Art-In: Hook & Ladder #8 @ 174 Chicago Street

Make art!

With Painting for Preservation. We appreciate, render, and share art and stories about historic places. This building has an owner that is making minor repairs and is a location that can only get better near the new RiverFest Park.

Please bring your own materials. All media, skill, sensibilities welcome. More info at http://www.paintingforpreservation.org/.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Anytime between 9:30am - 1pm
Hook & Ladder #8
174 Chicago Street


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