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ARTWalk is pleased to formally announce the selected performers and artists for the fifth annual "ARTWalk Alive! festival to be held Sunday, September 18 from noon to 4 pm along the 700 block of University Avenue. These groups and individuals were jury selected from an annual area wide open call for performers.
The "Dances on the Avenue" portion of the program includes dance works performed outdoors along ARTWalk. The selected "Dances on the Avenue" performers are:
"Music on the Block" performers range from Celtic to Rap/Pop to Country to Jazz music and more. Musicians will perform at different locations along ARTWalk Alive!
"Artists at Work" will have visual artists showing their creative process along the ARTWalk Trail.
Dozens of area arts organizations will also be providing free interactive activities for the entire family. ARTWalk Alive! is a great opportunity to get familiar with many area organizations in a fun free afternoon! Organizations wishing to participate should contact ARTWalk.
Participating organizations are:
Writers & Books will hold a Small Press Fair, 34 Elton Street will have artist open houses
Food will be available from area businesses and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Abbott's frozen custard and Snapple with proceeds going to support future ARTWalk programs.
The Grand Finale this year will be the return of the Dancing Street Sweepers featuring the City of Rochester Street Sweeping Trucks and Dancers choreographed by Thomas Warfield. Dancers wishing to participate in this finale should contact ARTWalk.
At 2 pm, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will officially announce $1.6 million in federal transportation dollars to extend the ARTWalk trail. Senator Joe Robach, Assemblyman Joe Morelle, Mayor William Johnson, Council President Lois Giess and Arts Council President Sarah Lentini will also be present.
Volunteers for the event are also needed. Please contact ARTWalk for more information about volunteering or sponsorship opportunities. Rochester Cares is facilitating volunteers for the day of the event.
ARTWalk is an interactive, living museum in continual progress along University Avenue. ARTWalk runs between the Memorial Art Gallery and George Eastman House. The museum now operates as an independent non-profit museum, which acquires and maintains art works that celebrate the spirit of the community. ARTWalk also holds events and programs to encourage members of the eight-county Rochester area to enjoy and participate in the arts.
For more information, visit www.rochesterARTWalk.org or call 585-234-6670.