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Art + Preservation + Community

Sara Zak

Painting for Preservation is an artists' initiative aimed at raising positive awareness of historic distressed buildings and communities. Artist Sara M. Zak began the Buffalo, NY initiative in 2011. While it is simple in concept, it is powerful in action. Artists are invited to gather at a neglected building to make individual art; the community is invited to share their stories about their neighborhood; and the media is invited to cover the event. All results are preserved digitally.

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