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From street art to 'Shark Girl': A public art map for Buffalo

During the past decade, Western New York has welcomed dozens of new public art projects. From the selfie-ready sensation known as "Shark Girl" and the terror-inspiring "Scary Lucy" to much quieter community murals, semi-sanctioned street art projects and neighborhood beautification projects, the public's appetite for art outside gallery and museum walls is growing rapidly.

To help Western New Yorkers and visitors navigate Buffalo's emerging public art landscape, we've launched what we hope will become a comprehensive compendium of noteworthy public art projects large and small across Western New York.

The map, which will grow with community suggestions and as new projects are launched, is separated into three categories: murals, installations and sculptures. It features pieces that have been created or installed within roughly the past decade, whenever possible including a picture and links to Buffalo News coverage of each project.

Take a look at the map, and please leave suggestions for projects that have not yet been included in the comment section, or email me here. In the meantime, happy art-hunting!

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