Abstract

The article discusses the historic moment in which CITY of NIGHT took root in Silo City, an aging industrial area of Buffalo, New York. It emphasizes the artistic currents that had never been extinguished in the economically depressed area and the ways in which this vibrant culture contributed to the activation of Silo City. The article describes the marketing efforts for CITY of NIGHT; chronicles the event’s evolution from year to year; and provides a sample of the art installations, explaining the ways in which they helped activate the space. The article also focuses on the volunteer collaborators who were vital to the event, and provides a glimpse into the Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo’s current and future projects in activating place.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2325-7296
Print ISSN
1536-1012
Pages
pp. 37-45
Launched on MUSE
2016-06-15
Open Access
No
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