New Public Art Project Turns Joe’s Deli Hertel Location into a Work of Art

“The public has a right to beautiful things” — Artist Bunnie Reiss

Joe’s Deli Hertel location got a facelift this Summer as a colorful mural was painted that surrounds the building. Bunnie Reiss’s “Magic Buffalo” mural, was influenced by, “… her Polish and Russian heritage—especially Poland’s brightly colored folk art and the magical worlds of Russian fairytales — as well as her interest in unseen histories and our connection to animals and nature,” according to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery who commissioned the artwork.

Owner Joseph Lyons, is pleased to have the murals on his building, according to WBFO News. He added, “When I’ve brought my children over here the past few days, their eyes just light up. I’ve seen it from other families, taking pictures in front of it. To be a part of that, I think it’s great to bring smiles to the people of the area here.”

Just another reason to visit us at our North Buffalo location on the corner of Hertel and Colvin Avenues, stop and check it out in person. To read more about the artist, check out her website

The mural was made possible in part by the City of Buffalo and Council Member Joel Feroleto. Additional support has been provided by Joe’s Deli and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and it was generously underwritten by the New Era Cap Foundation.

To read more about the project, check out these links:


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