Aiming to create a sense of connection among people to shared public spaces. To achieve that bond is to make improvements to what is seen as a common space and transform it into a place that is extraordinary. A destination with assets as unique as the place itself. An inviting place where people gather, connect, and share as a community. This is placemaking.
With a common vision for an exciting space filled with art, light, and an increased sense of safety through activation, the Rochester Downtown Alliance, Art Heads Emporium, and Cafe Steam created a space lovingly called “The Cove” in 2018.
The Deck on 4th and Zumbro
Tucked along the riverfront area of downtown where 4th Street Southeast and the Zumbro River cross is a destination waiting to be discovered. Through a series of activities, The Deck will highlight what is possible along the beautiful Zumbro River and help make the space a place for people to gather.
Mediums and movement are what Art Walk is all about! Set out and explore everything from murals to utility box art to architecture.
Games on the Go
Lawn games. Board games. Games you play with family, friends, or yet-to-be friends. Above all, fun is the name of the game here. The Games on the Go cart will be open for all ages to partake in free outdoor fun. So…game on!
Pop-Up Art Cart
The Neon Green Studio pop-up art cart is back for creative activities on the Peace Plaza! Each week, our artists will provide a new FREE activity for artists of all ages and abilities.
The sidewalks of downtown Rochester are alive with the sound of music again. The Sidewalk Sessions showcases local and regional musicians at the Peace Plaza on select dates.