Lewiston Council on the Arts, PO Box 1, Lewiston, NY 14092-0001 E-Mail Us or give us a call at 716-754-0166

 

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Public art inspires artistic expression, a sense of civic pride, addresses social issues and integrates the arts into the daily life of the community.

 

Public art provides an aesthetic element to capital improvements, and creates memorable spaces for business and residents and supports cultural tourism and economic development.

 

LCA community projects include:

 

  • Cemetery Restoration Project (CPR). A community wide collaborative effort to restore the Village cemetery, the oldest public graveyard in Niagara County.
  • Video Projects. LCA has completed its second educational video, "War on the Niagara: A Trail of Revenge. Videographer Steven Powell of Odessa Pictures in Buffalo, NY, was chosen for the project because of his excellent work on LCA's first video "Freedom Crossing Niagara", currntly on display at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
  • Lewiston International Peace Garden. The Lewiston honorary International Peace Garden is a beautiful and secluded courtyard in the heart of Lewiston and is located behind the historic Yellow House on Center Street. The garden was initiated by the LCA and continues to be a partnership with many other community groups and volunteers. This Peace Garden achieved "honorary International" status in 2011. The gardens are designed to reflect the peace that has existed between Canada and the United States for the past 200 years, and it is included in a trail of Peace Gardens on both sides of the border in locations impacted by the War of 1812. (Peace Garden photos by J. Lodico)
  • Seneca Park. Inspired by the whimsical Bug sculpture by artist Larry Griffis, this park is adjacent to the Lewiston Public Library.

 

Lewiston Council on the Arts has also sited many public sculptures including "Spirit of Victory" at Joseph Davis Park, "Tango" at Lewiston's Senior Citizen Center, "Adagio 3" at the Peace Garden, "Bug" at Seneca Park, and "Soul Salmon" at the Lewiston exit from the I-190.