Crossroads of Creativity


Crossroads of Creativity is a one day pop-up event that transforms the Crossroads of the North Buffalo Rail Trail and Linear Park into an interactive art, education, and play space for all ages. The event promotes wellness and active living, brings neighbors together, and harnesses the creativity, talents, sweat equity of community members to transform the Crossroads into one of Buffalo’s most unique public space.

Crossroads of Creativity aims to highlight the public asset that connects North Buffalo with University Heights and encourages participants to reimagine the space as a place to create art, run, walk, bike, play field games, read a book, have a cookout, or simply enjoy nature. 

Born out of decades of work by residents to reinvest in these underappreciated and underutilized assets, Crossroads of Creativity wants to continue the conversation on how these spaces will be shaped and evolve by and for the communities they serve.

What: Crossroads of Creativity
When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Where: Crossroads of Linear Park and the Rail Trail (click for Google Map)


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Activities will include:

  • Hustle for Health Urban Line Dancing
  • Chalk art contest
  • Family-oriented art projects
  • Mural painting
  • Raffle for FREE Reddy Bikeshare passes
  • Open air painting and sketching
  • Guided bike ride along the trail
  • Native species planting
  • Lawn games
  • Community organization info tables
  • Food and refreshements


  • 12:00pm -12:15pm – Press Conference
  • 12:15pm-4:00pm –  “Unity Through Community’ Mural Installation w/ Buffalo Arts Studio and Artist Andrea Pawarski
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm – BBQ Chicken Dinner Sale ($10 proceeds to benefit youth and senior programming at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center)
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm – Free art activities, Lawn games, Rock paint by Sweet Buffalo Rocks, Information Tables
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm – Exercise Like the Animals
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm – Wellness Walk w/ Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo – Sign up to participate
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm – Hustle for Health
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm – GObike Mobile Repair
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm – Grassroots Gardens Native Planting
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm – Chalk wayfinding signage
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm – Can You Hear Me Now? Performance

Questions or comments? Please contact Stephanie Bucalo, the UDCDA Community Development Coordinator at 716-832-1010 ext 210 or by email