Proposed Sculpture for Niawanda Park

“Tonight I had the pleasure of meeting with the Visual and Performing Arts about their proposed sculpture for Niawanda Park. This will be another showcase piece in our city and will pay homage to our roots as a canal city. I was more than happy to give them $2,000 to start their fundraising efforts. Stay tuned for more on this wonderful art project.” Rick Davis


A BIG Thanks!

A big Thanks to all that helped make the 7th Annual Garden Walk a HUGH success this weekend! Once again our Gardens were spectacular, the weather co-operated, and the visitors were awed. What a wonderful way to showcase our beautiful City! I encourage more gardeners in the City to enter next year. We have so much to offer, so much to share.

I want to thank the Members of the City of Tonawanda Visual and Performing Arts Board, whose hard work every year makes this possible, the Garden Club of the City of Tonawanda, and all our advertisers who help us make our endeavors successful.

Stayed tuned for our next project, which is installing a “Little Library” down near Gateway Harbor!!

Thanks again and enjoy your summer!!

Susan Gregg

GW2016 – Thank You!

Thank you, everyone, for helping make the 2016 COT Garden Walk another fun and successful event! We had a great time and enjoyed welcoming you into everyone’s lovely green spaces.

The Garden Walk is the City of Tonawanda’s premier fundraising event, and the culmination of months of planning, organizing, and hard (but fun!) work by a dedicated group of members and garden walk participants. Here are to the people who made it happen — our garden hats are off to you!


Paint Box Project


Community Canvases has enlisted local artists to beautify City infrastructure

Tonawanda – The City of Tonawanda Visual and Performing Arts and Community Canvases have teamed up to create the “Paint Box Project” for the City of Tonawanda. The project will feature six local Tonawanda artists who will add their artistic enhancements to the signal boxes located in the City of Tonawanda.

“We’re so excited to be able to spread our public art project to the City of Tonawanda,” said Elaine Grisanti of Community Canvases. “As a resident of the City, I’m especially proud of this project and the positive impact it will have on our community.”

Founded in 2013 in Buffalo, New York, Community Canvases has worked with local artists to beautify streetscapes in areas such as the Elmwood Village, Riverside, Main Street, the Buffalo Barkyard and Hertel Avenue. This is their first project in the City of Tonawanda.

“There has been such an overwhelmingly positive reaction from communities in our previous project and Tonawanda has been no exception,” said Grisanti. “We invite everyone to come take a look at the artists in action as they beautify the neighborhood.”

Painting will take place on Saturday, June 11th 2016 starting at 10 am. The artists will create works of art on signal boxes at Niagara Street and Young, Niagara and Kohler, Niagara and Clinton, Niagara and Seymore, Broad Street and Delaware and Main Street and Broad. The local artist are Joan Horn, Sean Patrick Dailey, Bob Gregg, Karen Foegen, Linda Banas and Elaine Grisanti.


Paint Box Project

Thank You!

City of Tonawanda Garden Walk’s 5th Anniversary!

Thank you for opening your hears and gardens to the community. Thank you for your participation and incredible support for the 2015 City of Tonawanda Garden Walk! Thank you advertisers for your generous support.

Save the Date! COT Garden Walk 2016 will be held next year on Saturday, July 16

bouquet of pink tulips with pearls on a table

2015 Garden Walk Advertisers

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our 2015 Garden Walk advertisers – Thank You!

  • “A” Best Roofing & Siding Inc.
  • Bob Gregg Art
  • Christine Pilozzi
  • Cipriano Inc. Realtors
  • City of Tonawanda Republican Committee
  • Commerical Collection Corp
  • Delbert E. McMaster Agency Insurance
  • Dicks Bicycle Shop
  • Fiorella’s Landscape
  • Grove St Christian Church
  • D. Theft Protection
  • Jenna Koch
  • John Juliano
  • Joseph Hogenkamp
  • Judge Drmachich
  • Lane Jewelers
  • Marck Panepinto
  • Mark E. Saaltarelli
  • Mayor Rick Davis
  • Michael & Elaine Grisani
  • Mike Barry Motors
  • Mueller Reports
  • Partners in Art
  • Plaza Pizza
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Riverside Review
  • Rob Stuart
  • Robin Schimminger
  • Squire’s Tap Room
  • Vape E’s

And the Winners are…

Excited to announce the Winter-Holiday House Decorating Contest Winners of 2014:

Big Bling: 163 DeKalb St.
Best of Show: 142 Grove St.
Board Choice: 228 Fletcher St.
Mayor’s Award: 345 Filmore Ave.

Thank you to everyone who participated! And Thank you Squire’s Tap Room for supplying the winner’s award 😉

55 Fletcher St.
44-46 Grand Ave.
10 Cleveland Ave.
142 Grove St.
130 Wheeler St.
228 Fletcher St.
109 Minerva St.
114 Penarrow Dr.
109 Minerva St.