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Artist Call for Entries in Expansion of Downtown Rochester ARTWalk

Release Date: February 26, 2019

Media Contact: Karli McElroy
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Direct: (507) 216-9883



Artist Call for Entries in Expansion of Downtown Rochester ARTWalk

ROCHESTER, Minn. --- February 26, 2019 --- In conjunction with the upcoming 3rd Street Alley Project, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is excited to announce the expansion of ARTWalk, a community public art program that showcases art throughout Downtown Rochester. This expansion will begin with a call for entries to local and regional artists to submit photos of their new or existing works of art, in any medium, for possible use in murals, repurposing alley doors, or other placemaking projects Downtown.

With the expansion of ArtWalk, specifically within the 3rd Street Alley, our intention is to reshape the community’s perception and use of this underutilized public space. “Since September 2018, we have been researching the impacts of alley development in Downtowns around the world, and also collecting feedback from our Downtown stakeholders about the current condition of the 3rd Street Alley,” said RDA Senior Director of Placemaking Karli McElroy. “This valuable information, along with public art activations, and eventual infrastructure improvements, will help our community rethink the use of our Downtown alleys,” she said.

The call for artist entries will open on March 1, 2019, and close for initial consideration on March 31, 2019. For more information on the process for entry submission, selection, or our other upcoming programs and events, please visit or contact RDA Senior Director of Placemaking, Karli McElroy at or at 507-216-9883.


About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.