- July 27, 2022
- Posted by: Warsaw Chamber of Commerce
- Categories: Mural Valley, News & Information
Started and Completed 2021
What makes Wyoming County special, unique or important to you? That was the question posed to artists young and old all across Wyoming County. The Warsaw chamber came up with a quick list of 28 items that could easily make the cut. Requests for small pieces of art work were then submitted by 25 artists to the Chamber to add to the mural. In the end artwork that depicted items and traditions and nature that best suited Wyoming County were picked from the submitted artwork. We had artists of all different ages represented as well as many of the towns within Wyoming County. Then local artist Dan Butler compiled the chosen art work with our overall design to create our finished piece.
We encourage you to give us your ‘why’ Wyoming County but being the letter Y in our mural. Don’t forget to tag Warsaw Chamber of Commerce and #muralvalley so we can interact with your post. Thank for visiting Warsaw NY. Be sure to stop at the unique shops and cafes on Main St & West Buffalo St while you’re here.
“Be the Y” artists & their thoughts on their submissions/mural:
- Stacy Gertis Arcade, NY – adult- CowTrain
“The community alone, make Wyoming County Special to live in. Everyone works together”
- Addison Day North Java, NY -youth – balloon & farm
“It is a good place to live because it is pretty and a fun place to be”
- Addison Luck Cowlesville NY – youth – Farm scene
“Because we can farm here.”
- Tressa Smith Attica, NY – adult- sunflower
“It’s a wonderful place to live with lots of fresh fruit and veggie options.”
- Wendy Schreiner Warsaw, NY – adult- fall tree
“The community spirit”
- Stephanie Russell Warsaw, NY- adult – Warsaw falls
“Between the natural beauty of the area and the close community, it’s a wonderful place to live and raise a family.”
- David Fialkowski North Java – cow
“Wyoming County is unique because of the wildlife and scenery such as Letchworth and the hills and all the farms. I am proud to call Wyoming County my home.”
- Dan Butler Perry, NY- adult
Dan made this mural come to life. He spent some time with us when we were writing for the grant to make this idea come to life. He helped us better understand the needs and scope of the whole project. He took our vision and the vision of all these artists and turned it into an interactive mural.