Herd About Buffalo was a unique collaboration the Roswell Park Alliance (to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute) and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center. This public art exhibition showcased and supported the talent and unique creativity of Western New York artists and served to enlighten and entertain both residents and visitors to this region and foster pride in all Western New Yorkers.
Accepted artists were supplied with a plain, white fiberglass buffalo that they transformed by painting or other artistic means. A limited number of the life-size, three-dimensional buffalo were fabricated by Paul Anthony Designs of Lancaster, NY. Each buffalo was sponsored by a corporation, organization, individual, or group of individuals. The buffalo sculptures were displayed in a variety of public locations in and around Buffalo, NY. These buffalo began to emerge in late April 2000 and continued to appear through June. All the buffalo were on view through October, and were eventually sold at auction to high bidders to raise funds to benefit both organizations. A catalog documented the project.