The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is proud to work with and feature local artists and the arts community whenever possible through our events, placemaking initiatives, or the Start-Up Grant Program open to first-time events taking place Downtown.
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ARTWalk is a community public art program presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) that showcases art throughout Downtown Rochester. In 2019, the RDA will expand ARTWalk through placemaking initiatives using art from local and regional artists for murals, re-purposing alley doors, and other projects.
Initially, artists are offered the opportunity to submit no more than two images that would fit a 48" x 84" single door, two images that would fit a 72" x 84" double door, and two images that would fit a 20' x 20' mural.
Images of art (in any medium) are acceptable and encouraged as the work will be transferred to vinyl and applied to the selected location's surface (see "Installation Process" below).
To submit artwork for consideration, please email the following items to Karli McElroy, Senior Director of Placemaking no later than March 31, 2019:
Please note: only images accompanied by a signed Artist Contract and completed W9 will be considered for inclusion in the Dropbox catalog. Images should be submitted at up to 300 dpi and sent in a file no larger than 10 MB total.
If an artist’s work is selected for a project, the work will be:
Please note: Depending on the location, some cropping of the artwork may be necessary.
If an artist’s work is selected, compensation for artwork shall be $200 per image, per door location and up to $500 per image, per mural location.
The RDA specified compensation will be for image use only and will not assume any ownership of the original artwork.
Any inquiries for the purchase of the original artwork will be directed to the Artist.
Questions? Please contact Karli McElroy, Senior Director of Placemaking, email@example.com, (507) 216-9883