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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hook and Ladder House #7 Art-In and Recap of Larkin Power House

Save the Date!  Come make art with Painting for Preservation at 110 Leroy Avenue (a block from the Trimain building) on Saturday May 17th, 10pm - 12pm!  This E.B. Green designed fire house was built in 1894.  It is an off the radar building that could be something very cool -- a classic P4P site.  Artists of all media are welcome!

Larkin Power House Recap

We had a wonderful turn out for the Larkin Power House Art-In and some necessary news coverage.  The owners of this building have now declared their desire to demolish and replace with a parking lot.  Many of the artworks created at the event can be seen at Larkin Square in a pop-up gallery.  The food trucks are there every Tuesday, grab some food and take a look at the art and the building.

News Story: http://www.wgrz.com/story/local/2014/01/01/8341661/?storyid=8341661

Art-Making ( photos by Steve Siegel)


Carol Siracuse
Dana Saylor http://www.oldtimeroots.com/

Evan Hawkins http://www.evan-hawkins.com/

George Gilham http://gilhamgeorge.wix.com/artwork

Steve Siegel
Steve Siegel

Leslie Zemsky
Mickey Harmon http://www.mickeyharmon.com/
Bernice Smith

Sara M. Zak http://www.saramzak.com

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