We Are Here,
Location: 1260 Hertel Avenue (Get Directions)
Buffalo-based graphic design firm White Bicycle’s mural We Are Here is a dynamic take on a map of this North Buffalo neighborhood, roughly bordered in this rendering by Taunton Place and Linden, Elmwood, and Parker Avenues. At a distance, the word “we” subtly emerges in shades of yellow and orange. This symbolic gesture suggests a vision of community based in equal parts shared and distinct identities, a space where we honor our common values even as we celebrate what makes us different. It is these connections that build the character, strength, and resiliency of our region. The composition also harkens to the designs of the Roycroft community based in East Aurora, southeast of the city, in the early twentieth century and the stained glass common to churches throughout Buffalo.
This mural has been made possible in part by the City of Buffalo and Council Member Joel Feroleto. Additional support has been provided by Clover Group, Inc., C2 Paint, and the sponsors of the Summer of AK.
The Public Art Initiative was established and is supported by leadership funding from the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.