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Artist Row

Stacy Kowsz on Monday, 21 September 2009. Posted in Rochester & Monroe County

I had never been to Artist Row before, but I went to the Rochester Public Market this past Sunday to check it out.  Unfortunately, I'll have to wait another whole year before I can go again-and by then I probably won't even be in Rochester :-( 

So what is Artist Row?

First of all, it is FREE to the public.  Who doesn't want to do something cool on Sunday for free???

Artist Row attracts over 160 local and regional artists who have their work on display.  It's a juried show, which is generously supported by corporate sponsors, such as Preferred Care, Canandaigua National Bank, as well as support from many local small businesses.  The event was organized to encourage emerging artist to participate, and the entry fee was only $25 for those who registered.  It was a really good opportunity for art students, and I would definitely encourage any artsy people to try to remember about Artist row when there is registration next summer.  

The whole Public Market will be filled with booths of art.  Local community organizations can also have booths.  And, the event also showcased live performances by musicians, dancers, and singers. I just went very briefly and walked around, but I wish that I had allotted more time in my schedule because this was a pretty awesome event, and it helped that the weather yesterday was beyond beautiful.