Chautauqua Mall Works with Local Artist to Create Vibrant Exterior Art Mural

This extension of The Canvas Project will create a lasting, unique piece of art for years to come

(LAKEWOOD, NY)– Chautauqua Mall is working with a local artist to add color, texture and vibrancy to an outdoor space for the community to enjoy as part of The Canvas Project.  Chautauqua Mall has selected Gary Peters Jr. for this installation.  Gary is a talented local artist that has completed several well-known works of art in the area including the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz paintings in downtown Jamestown.  Gary will be working alongside his father, Gary Peters Sr., on the project.

Through the Canvas Project, local artists have a space to showcase their art within prominent areas of Washington Prime Group town centers across the country. While celebrating and supporting local artists is at the heart of The Canvas Project, it also provides an opportunity for the community to connect and grow together through art, emotion and imagination.

“Local artists make our community vibrant,” said Julie Bihler, General Manager at Chautauqua Mall. “Their use of subjects, color, texture and composition awaken a sense of curiosity and connection to the world around us. The Canvas Project supports our local arts culture, while providing an opportunity for our community to grow together. We will spotlight an artist’s talent with live, in-person and in-progress work on display right outside.”

Chautauqua Mall wanted this artwork to be highly visible to the community and guests. Because of that, the mural will be painted onto the side of the building next to JCPenney’s which faces Fairmount Ave.  Chautauqua Mall has worked closely with Gary Peters Jr. to create a plan for artwork that will inspire the community, and be a celebration of our local area.

The community can watch the project in action.  The Father and Son team will be completing the project between now and Tuesday, November 10th.

About Chautauqua Mall

Chautauqua Mall is the area’s premier shopping destination. The town center is home to more than 40 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. Chautauqua Mall is open Monday – Saturday 11:00 am -7:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.  For more information, please call (716) 763-9355 or visit