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Around town, Western NY

This weeks travels in “around my town” we went off the beaten path to some local artesian galleries. I know when one thinks of a gallery it is usually indoors. Although the local Library does in fact host these too. I thought I would share some of the outside ones since they represent a great conversational piece that has in many ways reshaped the old buildings within the City limits.

Each building in and of itself houses a story from Jamestown N.Y. history.

These are an amazing back drop for some amazing art. I have always been drawn to the local industrial buildings. Many look at them with no appreciation and want them to be demolished. I look at them as a photograph just waiting to be taken.

So whoever came up with the idea to “brighten up” the buildings by having them show off art is pure brilliance. Now people can stop looking at character flaws (old buildings) and appreciate artwork. Plus, it’s FREE!

Do you have any similar “art galleries” in your area?

How would you like your artwork displayed outside?

Do you think it adds character to these buildings?? 

Did I mention Jamestown N.Y. is mentioned numerous times by a famous actress who grew up near here? Lucille Désirée Ball?? Yes, I have kind of left this out because I wanted to dedicate some posts in her honor as I brought you all “around my town”. Anyone else watch  I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season?? Anyone know who she is??



  1. lucidmusing
    October 10, 2013 / 2:28 pm

    Great post!! I looooove the idea of decorating buildings with bright and colorful artwork! YAY! That makes me happy! This should be done everywhere! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and Ms. Ball, you badass! I do love that woman so much–had no idea she was from Jamestown, NY! Thank you for this! Here from UBC ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jeanne
    October 10, 2013 / 2:38 pm

    Hmmmm… at my age, we ALL know who Lucy was, and we all LOVE her!

    Very, very cool idea. How long have they been up and how well do they weather the winters up there? Street art is endemic in New Orleans… actors, musicians, dancers, performers, visual artists. It's one of the things I love most about living here!

  3. Wendy
    October 10, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    You should come to Grand Rapids next year for artPrize! thelocalcook.com/2013/10/03/artprize-a-celebration-of-art-throughout-my-city/