Placemaking involves intentionally altering a space to engage and improve a community. Increasingly, creative placemaking is being used in cities along with strategic public and private partnerships to promote public safety, entrepreneurship, and use of underutilized spaces in novel ways.

3rd Street Alley Project

Coming in 2019! This project aims to re-purpose the 3rd Street Alley (300 block between 3rd and 4th Streets SW) in Downtown Rochester by integrating art and design installations into the space. Activating and beautifying underutilized public spaces like alleys integrates exciting and healthy public spaces into our existing urban environments. 

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ARTWalk is a community public art program that showcases art throughout Downtown Rochester, highlighting all forms of media. The program is sponsored by the Rochester Downtown Alliance’s Downtown Cultural Initiative. Most exhibits are free and open to the public.

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Games on the Grass

Games on the Grass featured public lawn and table games near the grassy area of the Peace Plaza from May - October. Lawn games such as bean bags, ladder golf, and hula hoops were housed in game cart and available free for public use. The existing tables in the Peace Plaza tables were covered with a designed sticker featuring game boards. Game pieces were available in the game cart nearby. 

Click HERE for more information about Games on the Grass 2018 and check back soon for updates in 2019!

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