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We would like to thank our neighborhood volunteer gardeners: Lynn Allinger and Craft Company No.6 (Portsmouth and University garden) Pamela Merritt Kramer and Urban Essentialz (Atlantic/University median garden) Eileen Mance, Amy Campbell, Evan Lowenstein and others (Merriman St
at University gardens and playground)

Thank You!

Welcome from Senator Joseph


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ARTWalk Alive! is a wonderful way to showcase so many of our local artistic talents in one of the most unique neighborhoods in the Rochester area. I am proud of all our local artists and art enthusiasts who have worked so hard to preserve and add to our cultural assets by participating in ARTWalk Alive! These efforts have resulted in a revitalized neighborhood, better quality of life and increased tourism.

ARTWalk is in the center of the Neighborhood Of The Arts (NOTA). Please keep an eye on NOTA’s website for more information about ARTWalk, the neighborhood, businesses, arts, the business association (NOTABA) and all things happening in this area. Celebrate with NOTA and Anderson Alley Artists during a Holiday Gala Friday December 5th 5-8 pm, and Saturday December 6th 11am-4 pm!

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Rain Information

ARTWalk Alive! happens rain or shine!

In the event of light or intermittent rain: artists, performers and interactivities decide individually whether to continue or cancel.

In the event of heavy or persistent rain:

Word on the Street performances will be moved to Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue.

Music on the Block performances will be moved to ArtWalk Tile at 28 Atlantic Avenue and Starry Nites.

Dances on the Avenue will be moved to Kinections 718 University Avenue (enter at the rear parking lot).

Artists at Work will be cancelled.

InterActivities will be cancelled.


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Welcome from

Senator Jim Alesi

As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, Senator Alesi strongly believes that bringing home funding for the arts community enhances not only our quality of life, but has economic and educational benefits as well, all of which produce a huge return for people of all ages in the Greater Rochester area.

ARTWalk Alive! thanks the AWA planning commitee, AW Board of Trustees, the artists for their time and talent, and the many volunteers who donated their time to make ARTWalk Alive 2008 a success.


Thomas Warfield Co-chair, Dances on the Avenue Co-Curator, Finale

Anne Lovely Co-chair, Artists-at-Work Curator

Amy Campbell Interactivities Co-Curator

Diane Conway Word-on-the-Street


Danielle Fraenkel Dances-on-the-Avenue Co-Curator

Tom Kohn Music-on-the-Block


Vanessa Capogreco Music-on-the-Block


Joel Kunkler Volunteer Coordinator

Douglas Rice Executive Director



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Raffle/T Shirts

Please help support ARTWalk by purchasing raffle tickets and T Shirts at the Info booth! $1 per ticket, $5 for an arms length of tickets. We will draw a winning ticket at 2:00 pm on the stage at 822 University Avenue for an ARTWalk T shirt, and at 3:45 pm at the info booth for a 50/50 raffle! Winning numbers will be posted at the info booth.

Suggested Donation $3. Help us keep ARTWalk events free! Drop a few bucks in the donation buckets. Thanks!


Board of Trustees

Thomas Warfield Board Chair; Paul Kramer, Treasurer; Moira Lemperle, Secretary; Douglas Rice, Executive Director, Helen Hogan, Debra Jacobson, McKenzie Keenan, Louise Klinke, Eliza Kozlowski,, Anne Lovely, Mark McAnany, Heather Mistretta, Joni Monroe



At 3:30 pm, the audience lines up between Rundel Park and Oxford Street. This year’s Grand Finale is an exploration of creative dance and machinery expanding our scope of dance

experience! Come see movement perfomance in a new and exciting way and join in the music, art and dance concluding the day

This years finale, “Segway to the Future” featuring RPD Segway operators Sergeant Mark Freese, Officer Sam Drayton Jr.

Akoma Ntoaso is a progressive African dance ensemble dedicated to the preservation, intrepretation, and presentation of the historical and cultural heritage that originates from Africa.

By combining traditional African dance stroytelling they have developed a high energy performance designed to excite as well as to educate. They believe it imperative to recognize, maintain and present the many traditional music and dance customs that exist on the motherland as well as throughout the Diaspora. Their mission is to restore the traditional greatness by incorporating our past with the present in an effort to develop the future

Thomas Warfield Chair of ARTWalk Alive has been the co-curator of Dances on The Avenue for eight years. His annual finale dance of choreographed vehicles has become an annual favorite. Founder and artistic director of PeaceArt International and director of dance and faculty member at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, he is the director of the RIT/ NTID Dance Company, associate director of Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre at the New York institute of Dance, and as the vocal soloist at Unity Church

The community thanks Douglas Rice, Executive Director, for ten years of leadership, creativity, and vision.

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Bush Mango Drum and Dance, performs work from Guinea, West Africa. Led by Colleen Hendrick and Blair Hornbuckle, our multi-generational, multi-racial group demonstrates the explosive energy, color, poly-rhythm and melody of traditional art.

At 3:00 pm, we will have some important announcements, presentations and the raffle drawing on the stage near Starry Nites Cafe.

Lynn Allinger presents Mayor Bob Duffy with the “American Style Top 25 Arts Destinations” award, Senator Robach announces support for the ARTWalk 2 project, and more.



Free hands on art and cultural fun!

Integrative Healing Arts Center

Complimentary chair massages!

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

The Instrument Petting Zoo

Landmark Society of Western NY

Neighborhood of the Arts Architectural Scavenger Hunt

Genesee Center for the Arts and Education

Observe artisans creating paper and pottery and then try each craft yourself!

Grow Girls

Furniture Painting Fun!

ArtPeace, Inc.

Artwork made by participants in the Summer Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) and collaborative canvas for attendees to draw, paint or write on.

Abundance Co-op Market

Re-imagining fruits and vegetables

Moving Beyond Racism-Building Community

Imagine your life without racism. Depict it on a river rock.

Peace Action & Education

Art in Time of War Community Patchwork Peace Mural

Healing Haven Massage and Wellness

Experience various forms of massage and healing!

Start Here Studio

Art Round Table. Make a frugal-vega-saurs, an Andy Warhol soup can, or take turns drawing to music.

Empire State Pride

Family pride clothesline and Equal Measure: Portraits of Love exhibition.

George Eastman House

Using light-sensitive paper and a handful of objects, capture images without the use of a camera!

Pamela Frame

Try out the Electric Cello and the Cello Zoo!

Mental Health Coalition’s Impressions Gallery

Paint and paper on hand for creative printmaking fun!

LHH Consulting

Experience the various textures of bronze, concrete, stone, and wood. Enjoy the texture. Share your experiences with your friends. Appreciate texture every day.

Community Arts Connection

Community Montage. This collaboration will be an opportunity for all artists to make connections and learn from one another

MOCHA Project

The MOCHA Project, in collaboration with local houses, will perform and demonstrate the art of Voguing.

Monroe Park Vineyard Church

Create a masterpiece in this public spatter painting.

Hochstein School

Instrument Petting zoo and musical demonstrations with take home projects

ACME Recording

Create your own rap CD!

Center for Youth

Creation of an individual art piece that will become part of a larger art piece to be displayed at the Center for Youth office.

The Memorial Art Gallery

Artist Susan Link will lead a drawing activity involving a map of the ARTWalk region.

Writers & Books (Inside)

Writing workshops on the half hour, in topics from poetry to memoir.

Writers & Books (Sidewalk)

Use sidewalk chalk to write favorite quotes or words - Writers & Books and United Rental present: highway word art message board

Dunking Booth

All proceeds go to ARTWalk

ROC Boxing and Fitness

A Russian kettle bell demonstration and Basic boxing demo

ImageOut - Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival

A community interactive painting. Stop by, add to the painting and take away printed information about ImageOut!

Hahn-Hicks History Tours

Envision the future by exploring the past. In this game, three categories of items must be correctly matched together

Crego Realty Group

Face painting and balloon animals. A large spin wheel game for all, with prizes!

Gallery Salon and Spa

Crazy Braids, Hair Color and Bright Nails

Open School of Rochester

Make goo and mix colors with the Open School!

Carolyn Jackson

Carolyn Jackson is a children’s writer and storyteller. This sneak peak at The First and Only Book of Poactivity will feature original humorous poems and fun activities for kids to follow along with.

Weaver’s Guild of Rochester

Weaver’s Guild of Rochester (WGR) a non-profit organization, promotes interest and study in weaving and related fiber arts. The WGR runs a school at the Village Gate called the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center (WaFAC) and teaches classes in weaving, spinning, beading, knitting, basketry and other related fiber arts.

Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association

Learn about climate change

In Good Company

In Good Company presents, Music Together: a playful, exploratory musical experience for children and parents to share

The Gay Alliance

The Gay Alliance, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive environment where individuals of all sexual and gender expressions are safe, and can enjoy full civil rights.

Bergmann Associates

ARTWalk 2 interactive table to be placed in front of imagine square closer to the flatiron building

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Rochester Fire Department

Smoke House safety and fun!

Paul Harp Pottery Demonstration

Back by popular demand


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Wisenheimer is an Alt-Rock FunkFusion band offering an alternative, somewhat comical perspective. Their music is riddled with catchy guitar riffs and driving bass lines. Their mix of light and dark humor with cleverly written lyrics dare you not to crack a smile

Echo Society


Echo Society is comprised of two Rochester-based musicians: Jeffery Woodruff and John Rolland. The duo enjoys composing and performing music for percussion, featuring world-wide influences. Woodruff and Rolland are graduates of SUNY Fredonia, where they studied percussion with Dr. Kay Stonefelt and West African master drummer Bernard Woma.

The Erie Saxophone Quartet


The Erie Saxophone Quartet was formed in 2006 at Suny Fredonia. Musically the quartet is dedicated to the study and performance of the saxophone as a classical instrument with repertoive including original works as well as transcriptions of music written before the saxphone’s invention. In 2007 the quartet found international recognition among noted composers who then were inspired to write music for the saxophone. The Erie Saxophone Quartet has concertized extensively including performances at the North American Saxophone Alliance Regional conterence at Penn State and Kresge Recital Hall at Carnegie Mellon. Erie Saxophone players include Jacob Swanson, Sarah Marchitelli, Jill Carere and Melissa Widzinkski.

Pick 3 Jazz Trio


The Pick 3 Jazz Trio performs jazz standards and original compositions with a panache that belies their school age. They have performed at numerous local venues including the Corn Hill Festival. Guitarist Gabe Condon recently received an “Outstanding Perfomance” award from DownBeat magazine and was selected to be the guitarist for the 2008 Brubeck Jazz Colony in California

Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers


Born out of ruckus-raising performances at Johnny’s Irish Pub, The Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers pay their homage to both old time jug brands and modern performers in their own twisted way. Their jug band “ruckus music” inspires foot stomping, hooting, hollering, dancing, twisting and singing along from senior citizens to young children

Lisa Winter & Jazz Blue Cactus


Lisa Winter is not your normal nightclub fare. She is not a sugary treat after a meal. She’s not anybody’s wannabe. She writes and performs her own music in a novel mix influenced by acoustic blue and blues seasoned with a hint of jazz. Her songs are conversations with her audience; her voice is distintive and suprisingly vulnerable. Her sets are a blend of familiar cover songs with fresh arrangements, as well as original tunes. Whether performing solo, or accompanied by lead acoustic, bass, or violin, the tone is set for upbeat, soothing music to enjoy in conversational or captive settings.








Shana King


Shana King is a spoken word artist that is on a mission to improve the community and the world through poetry, her vehicle for spreading love. She has recited poetry at several locations in Rochester including: St. John Fisher College, Rochester Community Television - 5, Bulls Head Plaza (recreation center), The Phyllis Wheatley Library (supporting the awareness of children’s education in the city), among others. Her goal is to become a published author and to travel

Writer’s Block & Slam High Team


The Slam High team is a group of teens gifted with words and the art of performance. They come from all walks of life and represent the diversity in Rochester and the up-and-coming arts community. Coached by Reenah L. Golden, the teens continue to wow crowds with fresh voices on life, poetry and politics!

Gay Alliance Youth Program


The Gay Alliance Youth Program provides comprehensive advocacy and support services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their families in the Rochester area. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive enviroment where individuals of all sexual orientation and gender expressions are safe, thriving, and can enjoy full civil rights. Performers have been chosen from their membership and straight allies

Musical Make Believe


Musical Make Believe is a series of local artists, musicians and actors, Sarah Peters and Doug Waterman. Specifically designed for children under age ten, Doug and Sarah will have families on their feet, dancing, singing and telling stories together!

Word Consortium


Over the course of five years, Greald Schwartz documented conversations with people who live and work on rivers. Using these records, and their voices as a short poetic census, he’s created in RIVER (se) a narrative of river, tracking its life from source to mouth. The voices are varied and idiomatic- they include a hiker, Native Americans fisherman, Department of Enviraomental Conservation field worker, oysterman, and many more- and are interlinked with historic, mythic, and drowned voices, dreaming voices that mark a river along its way

Lawrence Berger


Known as the “Spoken Word Samurai,” Larry Berger is a nationally renowned spoken word artist currently based in Rochester, NY. Larry has performed on both the East and West coasts, including appearances at the Unesco National Poetry Month Festival, the 2006 & 2007 ARTWalk Alive! events and Astronomicon11. His work can be found at

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Nick Agnello

Nick paints on easel and canvas, challenging himself with working in live settings. “Nature doesn’t lie. It’s very important to work from real life. Everything you need is right in front of you.” Nick routinely “shows up” to paint live at ARTWalk events entirely impromptu.

Jim Dziubaty

Jim Dziubaty was born in Rochester and has been working in the arts for over 20 years. He takes his inspiration from Joker cards and has developed them into a line of posters he sells through his company Dziubaty products. He has recently shown his work in the Impressions Gallery and sells his posters at the Park Avenue Festival

Lyn Parson

Lyn Parsons is a Rochester based painter and ceramic sculptor. She is a n adjunct Professor of Art at Monroe Community College and at St. John Fisher College. Her work has been shown at the Little Theater Cafe and the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester

Rochester City Ballet

Rochester City Ballet is a contemporary ballet company located in Rochester, NY. Considered one of the best regional ballet companies in the United States, RCB has garnered a long list of accolades and a wonderfully dedicated audience. Their repertoire mixes award-winning contemporary works and classic story ballets, to create a unique and unmistakable quality of art. Rochester City Ballet dancers will perform a structured improvisation in a unique setting provided by ARTWalk

Studio 34

21 Artists offer classes in all jewelery media, glass blowing and fiber arts. Examples of the creative workshops offered here are: metal smith, flame work art glass, Fusion, cold shop, New Metals, polymer, seed bead, felting, spinning, hand dyeing, fiber arts, copyright law for artists, and much more. Studio 34 is owned by Marilynne Lipshutz, and is cooperatively managed by a diverse team of talented Rochester artists.


Adrien C. Tucker is a painter. His philosophy is simple: make something original that stands out in any setting. Adrien uses bright colors and bold shapes to shape his latest work. This prolific painter builds and stretches his own canvases, often creating up to 20 paintings a week, sure to be a future success in Rochester.

Village Idiots Theatre

The Village Idiots Theatre is a short form improv troupe based in the VIP studio at the Village Gate. The group strives to give people of all skill levels a chance to perform and frequently involves the audience. With no constraints on time or space each performer will be dressed in a body sock, moving among festival guests as silent clowns, mirroring actions and doing simple acrobatics. Artists and assistants include Swithun No, Eve Privamn, Sarah Peters, James Battaglia, Kevin Miner and Adrian Jones



12:00 and 2:30

Missy Pfohl Smith, Founder/Artistic Director, BIODANCE, explores human interaction and the environment through collaboration with multi-media artists. BIODANCE, available for performances and educational residencies with dance, has performed throughout New York City and State, in New England and the Mid West. BioDance will present a full evening of original choreography on September 27, 2008, 7:30PM at the University of Rochester, Spurrier Studio. Missy offers open contemporary technique classes in the Rochester community. Information:

Kista Tucker Dance Inc.

12:15 and 1:15

Kista Tucker Dance, Inc. is peerless. This newly incorporated, nationally recognized professional organization presents a wide range of both social issues and non-issues in movement

Senior Stompers

12:30 and 2:00

The Senior Stompers, a group of people from throughout Monroe County who love to line dance, take lessons from Will Herzog and Kathy Macomber. They seek to bring enjoyment ad happiness to their audiences in hopes of brightening their day

Geomantics Dance Theater


Geomantics Dance-Theater, directed by Richard Haisma, is a new contemporary dance company in Rochester, NY. The choreography explores the earth, breath, visceral motion, the nature of laughter and the need for communal ceremonies. The company enjoys appearing in unusual spaces. Classes for beginners and intermediate-advanced commence Monday September 15 at Physikos in the Village Gate. Information: 527-9033 or

Flower City Ballet


Flower City Ballet offers the highest quality training exclusively in classical ballet. They prepare their students for a professional career in ballet and seek to educate the community in a classical form of dance-ballet. Artists performing: Carla Velarde and Cameron Fiederer.



Ped-Xing is an adhoc group comprised of students from SUNY Geneseo and the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection at the School Without Walls under the direction of Rubert Ornelas, professor of dance and Jacquelyn Weaver, youth advocate. The group perform site-specific work based on pedestrian and sports movement


Middle Eastern Mix

Desert Rythms

Desrt Rythms is Rochester’s longest continually performing Middle Eastern dance troupe.

They are a diverse group of women and girls that includes mother/daughter teams. They will entertain with their extensive repertoire of traditional and American style belly dancing




Rochester’s Middle Eastern dancers will perform and give
you a chance to learn some steps and dance with them!

Sahara Shimmer

Sahara Shimmer is dedicated to performing authentic Middle Eastern Dance. They honor the roots of this ancient dance through traditional styles while contributing to its evolution through contemporary interpretation. Sahara Shimmer’s goal is to pormote the art of Middle Eastern dance and educate about this beautiful living art form


Sword and Scarab

Sword and Scarob represent many traditional Middle Eastern Dances as well as dances of ethnic fusion. We believe this beautiful dance form should be presented with truth and clarity. Sword and Scarob is the only Middle Eastern dance troupe in Rochester that predominantaly utilizes its own choreography. The choreography reflects specific traditional dances of the Middle East as well as non traditional fusion styles



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