FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rochester Downtown Alliance and Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester kick off Let’s Play Rochester! an interactive public art project
Rochester, Minn. --- April 24, 2017 --- Let’s Play Rochester!, a collaboration between the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) and the Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester (MCMR), will initially feature three uniquely designed, large-scale sidewalk decals placed in various downtown locations. The decals will be interactive pieces of art, and will encourage play in both kids and adults.
The purpose of Let’s Play Rochester! is to provide the chance for all ages to connect downtown using the Power of Play to stimulate creative thinking and innovation.
“Let’s Play Rochester! creates an opportunity for us all to pause, and through these interactive graphics, facilitate our ability to look at our space differently and add a little creativity to our day,” said MCMR director, Heidi Mestad.
Let’s Play Rochester! will kick-off with a press event on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00am outside John Kruesel’s Antique Shop on Historic Third Street - one of the decal locations. All ages are invited to the kick-off event, interact with the installation, and share their experiences using #LetsPlayRochester. The RDA and MCMR will have representatives on-site to discuss the project and speak to the media.
The RDA and MCMR both recognize the value of supporting programming which inspires the public to think creatively. More information about the Let’s Play Rochester! program and each decal location can be found online at DowntownRochesterMN.com
About Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester
Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester knows that “Kids play more. Adults do too. We thrive as a happier, healthier, more innovative community through the radiant power of play.” The Museum is located at 1643 N. Broadway St. Suite A, River Center Plaza in Rochester. The Museum is open Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Sunday: 12 to 4 p.m. Visit mcm.org/rochester for additional hours, parking, and program information. Follow Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester on Facebook
Media Contact: Ender Göçmen
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: (507) 216-9886
Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester
Contact: Becca Stiles-Nogosek
Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester
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