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Five new works by local artists and one by public school art students will adorn vacant downtown storefronts for the next year after they are unveiled Friday as part of Curtain Up! festivities.

Works chosen for "Main Street/Art Street: The Windows Project," a program that converts store windows into galleries, are "A Small Atlantis" by Michael Bosworth; "Dessert Case" by Andrew Fries; "Botanica Santa Barbara" by Lillian Mendex; "Architectural Heritage Quilt" by Catherine Linder Spencer; "The OUtside is In" by Christopher Stangler; and "Not Just Another Face in a Crowd" by students from Leonardo Da Vinci High School.

The works, which will join six pieces created last year, will be acknowledged during a public reception hosted by Mayor Masiello at 5 p.m. in the Market Arcade Complex, 617 Main St.

The choices for the Windows Project were made by a committee representing Women for Downtown, the Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo Arts Commission, Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association, CEPA Gallery, Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County, Ellicott Development Co., Ciminelli Construction Co. and Buffalo Place.

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