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Meet the artists chosen to participate in Hertel Alley Mural Fest


Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm

Event will take place June 10-11

Arts Services Inc. (ASI) and Buffalo Common Council Member Joel P. Feroleto have announced the artists chosen to paint live mural art during the 2023 Hertel Alley Mural Fest, which will take place June 10-11. The festival is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, on Hertel Alley, which runs behind businesses from 1225 and 1301 Hertel Ave., in north Buffalo.

The participating artists are as follows, but are subject to change:


· Red Wizard

· Danger Benzin

· Tim Cornelius

· Danielle Saeva

· Jay Hawkins

· Scar Markham

· The Left Handed Bandit

· Mark Zastrow

· Chuck Tingley

· Haley Spadlin

· Savion Mingo

· Saira Siddiqui

· Bree Gilliam

· Princessa

· Edreys Wajed

· Markenzy Cesar

· Teouria Morris “Sakygrinu”

· Courtney Haeick

· Studio West Ferry (Keshanta Cleveland)

· Sabrina Parsons

· The Solo Roths

· Jordan Weaver

· Julia Bottoms

· Justin Suarez

A press release stated, “These artists were chosen from a pool of 99 applications for their strong artistic voice and their excitement for the community engagement element of the festival. For some, this will be their third or fourth time painting a mural, but, for many, this will be their first opportunity to create a work on this large of a scale.

“All of the artists will be on site for both days of the festival to paint their assigned mural site and engage with the community. The festival’s focus will be on the live mural painting, but will also include music and other arts activities throughout the day.”

Feroleto said, “The Hertel Alley Mural Festival will showcase a diverse group of artists, and add more public art to Hertel Avenue!”

Participating artist Danielle Saeva said, “As a north Buffalo native, it’s an honor to have an art piece in the heart of the place I grew up. I’m looking forward to showing the process of mural making alongside other artists for the community to experience.”

Artist Keshanta Cleveland said, “I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this year’s Hertel Alley Mural Fest for the first time! To me, community art is a great way to tell a story visually, and the way in which it allows viewers the opportunity to interact and engage with art created by local artists, both new and experienced, is always inspiring.”

For more information about Hertel Alley Mural Fest, visit www.asiwny.org/hertel-alley-mural-fest-2023.

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