Public Art

Join social artist Ray Ray Mitrano for an overview of this un-permitted monthly creative protest, how it was funded, and the broader context of urbanist activism mixing into the gentrification of Rochester’s downtown. A slideshow presentation of Parcel 5 Community...
  • October 25, 2019
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Rochester, NY artist Megan Sullivan’s video Sister Moon, is a meditative look at the feminine nature of water and the moon. The spiritual character calls to the viewer to ruminate on the sacred, sustaining and regenerative nature of the elements....
  • September 4, 2019
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This interactive video installation by W. Michelle Harris names some of the Black people who lived in this area prior to the Civil War as a mode of remembrance—a simultaneous street-side and waterfront wake. Though they are often rendered invisible...
  • September 4, 2019
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*DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE* Parking (Lots of Love): Anna and Frederick Douglass’s 1st Rochester Home” The Douglass Family lived in a house on Alexander Street from 1848-1851, their first home when they moved to Rochester. Now it’s a parking lot...
  • August 22, 2019
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It is not enough to not be a racist. Join Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI), Rochester Contemporary Art Center, and other partners for a walk across our city and show your commitment to supporting race equity in Rochester. The ANTIRACIST...
  • July 30, 2019
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Help add color, through a yarn intervention at this site, to honor the work of the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Sewing Society, who invited Douglass to speak at Corinthian Hall (now a parking lot) on July 5, 1852, where he delivered...
  • July 27, 2019
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14 Plots (Spill File No. 0650898) is a site-specific installation by Colin Lyons which memorializes the environmental legacy of 62-64 Scio Street. On August 31, 2006, an oil leak was discovered during the removal of a 2,000 gallon underground storage...
  • July 23, 2019
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Michael Goldman/Consolidated Studios (San Francisco, CA / b. Rochester, NY) considers himself part craftsman, part entertainer and part teacher. Employing ample humor Urban Pictograms expand upon his early signage experiments from San Francisco which made obvious some of the darker...
  • July 16, 2019
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Parcel 5 will be transformed into the biggest canvas in Rochester during Current Seen. Local artists will design a work entitled Midtown Mandala, using gravel as the active medium. Community volunteers will use brooms to sweep an acre-sized mandala to...
  • July 13, 2019
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Hit the street each week to find the latest in this new series of paintings and public installations by Thievin’ Stephen. About the Artist Thievin’ Stephen (Rochester, NY) cuts through stencils, samples, and the world we inherited, in search of...
  • July 13, 2019
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