Academy of Visual & Performing Arts: A bridge between the 2 Buffalos?
David Torke over at fix buffalo today for tomorrow (a great local blog by the way) has an informative and hopeful post about the $28M renovation of the new home of Buffalo Academy of Visual & Performing Arts. He sees a synergy emerging between The Apollo Theater, The African American Cultural Center, the Erie County Library, the developing Artspace and programs at Canisus College. Torke writes:
The transformative quality of the decision to locate BAVPA here in this little corner of Masten should not be underestimated. It is the long awaited bridge between the two Buffalos. This nascent arts and educational community is the connection between Buffalo's East side and the already well developed arts, educational and retail neighborhoods of the West side. The Ferry Street corridor is the link. Intelligent urban planning is the reason.