arts and architecture continues on a hot streak of being celebrated by the
national media with this morning’s article titled, “Buffalo’s Wright Stuff” in The
Wall Street Journal. The Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau assisted
journalist Richard Woodward during his two-day visit in late March.
article chronicles the colorful history of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D.
Martin House Complex and the Martin family. The piece also goes on to conclude “With a park system by Frederick Law Olmsted, Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty
Building, a concert hall by Eero Saarinen, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and
the new Burchfield-Penny Art Center (sic), Buffalo’s citizens already have a
lot to be proud of.”
article appears on the heels of three positive, high-profile articles on
Buffalo in the past seven days. Late last week, the New York Post and Time-Out New
profiled Buffalo as a summer get-away location. On Sunday, The New York
Times Style Magazine “T” featured Buffalo alongside Venice, Manchester, England
and Austria, in the magazine’s surveys of the global artistic landscape. The Times
magazine proclaims, “It may just now be getting buzz as a center for creative
types, but Buffalo has been on the radar of art aficionados for decades.” As if
that wasn’t enough, Newsweek magazine profiled Frank Lloyd Wright’s work
in Buffalo in a two-page story titled, “The Goodbye Swirl”.
the saying goes, “Success has many fathers”. The Buffalo Niagara Convention
& Visitors Bureau, as well as other marketing organizations throughout Erie
County quietly work behind the scenes in trying to secure positive publicity for
the region. Sometimes it can take years for a story or idea to be “sold” to an
editor or producer. In the case of The Wall Street Journal article, it was a two-year process of constant communications with the Journal’s editors, and good
timing, that brought the reporter to town – ultimately resulting in a big
score for Buffalo.