ARTWalk Deadline Extended for September Event

Rochester, NY –ARTWalk is coming Alive again in the Neighborhood of the Arts on Sunday, September 17, 2006. Individual artists, dancers, musicians, dance companies, poets, music ensembles and collaborations are all invited to apply to perform. Twenty (20) performances will take place at different sites on University Avenue as part our sixth annual ARTWalk Alive! celebration. Competitions are open to all residents of the eight-county Greater Rochester Area.

ARTWalk Alive! also features music, art displays, prizes and activities for kids and families. "ARTWalk events are extremely popular with people of all ages from all over the Rochester area," says Rice.

All styles of musical expression, both instrumental and/or vocal, composed and/or improvised, are encouraged, including, but not limited to, classical, pop/rock, folk, jazz, contemporary.

All forms of creative movement expressions are encouraged, including but not limited, to contemporary, ethnic, ballet, tap, folk, or non-traditional dance.

All forms of creative spoken expressions are encouraged, including, but not limited to, poetry, storytelling, individual or ensemble performance or “slam” poetry, rap, and short dramatic presentations. Pieces may have rhythmic or musical accompaniment, but the word art should be dominant.

All forms of creative visual art are encouraged, including but not limited to, painting, drawing, caricatures, sculpture, computer, ceramics, sidewalk artists, installation artists, film, collage, jewelry. Collaborations are encouraged.

A group of independent jurors, made up of residents, business owners and arts professionals, will review submissions for all submissions, which must be received by Monday, June 19 at 4PM at SEAC, 1045 South Clinton Avenue.

Area arts and cultural organizations and programs are also encouraged to provide "inter-activities" for the event.

Application and guidelines can be downloaded HERE or picked up at the Edward Jones office at 706 University Ave.

ARTWalk is an interactive urban outdoor museum on University Avenue in the Neighborhood of the Arts. ARTWalk's mission is to foster, create and maintain a distinctive public walkway connecting art destinations and cultural centers in the neighborhood, in order to provide an environment that encourages increased exposure to a variety of artistic experiences and build community.

 For more information, visit www.rochesterARTWalk.org , call (585) 256-3336 or email ARTWalk@rochester.rr.com

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