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ArtWalk Alive!

ArtWalk's third annual celebration.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: University Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Upton Street.

Parking: Gleason Works lots at the corner of Anderson and Atlantic avenues; Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St.

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Democrat and Chronicle
9/11/2003 -- Call it an outdoor museum, call it a good walk, or call it a sign of Rochester's livability (as the U.S. Conference of Mayors has done this year). All those terms apply to ArtWalk, the collaboration between neighborhood groups and City Hall that has created a series of pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, benches, streetlights and art along University Avenue between the Memorial Art Gallery and the George Eastman House. The national mayors group honored 20 cities; ArtWalk and a Houston project tied for first among cities with more than 100,000 people.

Sunday, ArtWalk struts its stuff with the third annual ArtWalk Alive. The event features visual art, music and dance, including ''dancing docents'' to lead audiences from one performance to the next, and ''Front Loader Fantasia,'' Thomas Warfield's new piece for front loaders and dancers.

In advance of Sunday's festivities, staff photographer Carlos Ortiz explored the ArtWalk neighborhood.

Click here to see Carlos' photos.

Schedule: ''Dancing docents'' will lead audiences to and from performances.

  • Long Trip Johnny: music. Noon, Writers & Books stage.
  • Calabash Dance Co. with Larry McGory: contemporary dance. Noon, Playground stage.
  • Flamenco Dance. 1 p.m., Oxford Street stage.
  • Deborah Mangone: music. 1 p.m., Starry Nites Cafe stage.
  • Bush Mango Drum: African dance. 1:40 p.m., from Starry Nites Cafe to Writers & Books stage.
  • Presentation of the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Award and dance performance by Kate Walders and Roberto Lebron. 2 p.m., Writers & Books stage.
  • Hayseeds: music. 2:30 p.m., Writers & Books stage.
  • Larry McGory and Whitney Denesha: solo contemporary dance. 2:30 p.m., Rundel Street stage.
  • Moon Salad: music. 2:30 p.m., Starry Nites Cafe stage.
  • Sword & Scarab: Mediterranean dance. 2:30 p.m., Oxford Street stage.
  • Finale: ''Front Loader Fantasia.'' University Avenue between Oxford and Merriman streets.

    Ongoing events: Writers and Books open house; the Seneca Park Zoo zoomobile; art raffles; George Eastman House's ''Sun Prints''; Rochester Museum & Science Center's ''Bubble Fun'' and a collaborative project by RMSC's Calvin Uzelmeier and artist Shawn Dunwoody.

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