RDA Blog

We’re Hiring! Learn More About the Director of Events & Strategic Partnerships Opportunity

Posted on March 26,2019

If you’re reading this blog, it means the Director of Events & Strategic Partnerships position at the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) attracted your attention! This role manages the RDA’s core events, like Thursdays Downtown and SocialICE (to name just a couple), leads new event creation, and identifies and fosters relationships with key stakeholders, businesses, organizations and sponsors. Click here for the full job description.

If this position further piques your interest, we’d love to talk with you! Apply today for the director of events & strategic partnership position! With any questions, please contact Sarah at soslund@rdowntownalliance.com or 507-216-9885. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to soslund@rdowntownalliance.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Put in a little heART-work to Downtown

Posted on March 26,2019

Local Artists Featured Above (Left to Right): Layne Noser, Bailey Bryans Quam, and Cassandra Buck

An artist pours their heART and soul into his or her work. Countless hardworking hours are spent transforming an idea into reality. The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is expanding its community public art program, ARTWalk, to incorporate local artists’ labors on doors in the alley between 3rd and 4th Street Southwest. Become pART of a larger 3rd Street Alley Project plan to incorporating special elements like art into Downtown Rochester. The time to submit art is fleeting: the call for art entries ends Sunday, March 31.

Tags: Art & Culture

Calling All Artists: When a Door Becomes a Canvas

Posted on March 21,2019

Local Artists Featured Above (Left to Right): Brea Gilchrist, Chad Allen, and Fox and Swan Arts

Did you know the month of March is National Craft Month? Whether it’s through a variety of mediums—be it painting, woodworking, or fiber art—the possibilities for crafting are innumerable. It seems the types of canvases are endless, too! The 3rd Street Alley Project is an opportunity for both artists and crafters to submit their works of art to be featured on 3rd Street Alley doors. It’s one of many plans to incorporate creative placemaking, like hanging lights and improving facades, in the alley between 3rd and 4th Street Southwest.

Tags: Art & Culture

Let's Start With Art

Posted on March 14,2019

Local Artists Featured Above (Left to Right): Luke Austin, Cassandra Buck, and Aaron Druliner

The 3rd Street Alley Project is one of the biggest and most exciting projects taken on by the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) since our formation in 2005. The 3rd Street Alley lies between 3rd and 4th Street Southwest and improvements will include hanging lights, repurposing alley doors with art, murals, and working with businesses on facade improvements.

Tags: Art & Culture

5 questions with Katie, the newest RDA staff member

Posted on March 12,2019

The Rochester Downtown Alliance is excited to announce Katie Adelman as the new director of content and communications! While not originally from the area, Katie is all too familiar with Rochester. But we’ll let her tell you more in her conversation below!

Tags: Lifestyle

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