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.




Thursday, April 24, 2014

Larkin Power House Art-In


Photo by David Torke (http://fixbuffalo.blogspot.com/2014/04/larkin-power-house-demolition-or.html)
Event: Larkin Power House Art-In
When: Sunday, April 27th, 1-4pm
Where: 645 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY
 
Make Art with Painting for Preservation!   This Sunday, April 27th from 1-4pm, the public is invited to join Painting for Preservation in a celebration of the historic Larkin Power House, at Seneca and Hamburg Streets in the revitalized "Larkinville" district. We don’t paint the building; we make take-away art about... the building. Poets, musicians, photographers, and general history appreciators are all welcome! This industrial gem was built in 1902 and boast a beautiful 275ft smokestack. Most importantly it appears to be in imminent danger of disappearing!!
 See lots of Painting for Preservation (P4P) photos at our fb page: 
https://www.facebook.com/paintingforpreservation

 
About the Larkin Power House Possible Demolition


http://buffalorising.com/2014/04/wrecking-buffalo-larkin-powerhouse-under-threat/

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