Thank you to our 2016 Hosts Joe and Nicole Nurmi on the 800 block of 7th Ave SE who hosted Slatterly Park’s Art on the Ave this year, and for graciously opening their home to the Art on the Ave Committee for nine months, and being active participants in the planning process. Also a huge thank you to all the volunteers, vendors, performers, sponsors and most importantly the neighbors who made the event a success despite the very cool start to the day!
We had at least 2,500 people who came out to celebrate this great neighborhood initiative, and have heard nothing but positive comments about the event from neighbors and people outside the neighborhood, and how the event is getting better and better each year!
We are very proud to have Shelia Novak the artist of “La Colgada” our newest sculpture represented in our public collection in the Slatterly Park Neighborhood. The title of the piece comes from a term used in Argentinian tango dancing, which was the theme for this years sculpture. Shelia was very proud to be a part of Art on the Ave, and was very impressed with the grassroots effort and vibe that the event had! Learn more about Shelia Novak
The addition of pop-up-art was well received, thank you to all the artist who participated in the call for artist in the paid competition, and those who sponsored pop-up-art installations at the event with their generous time and talent!
Please visit our website for a map and photos of all the sculptures
Thank you to the RColorful Corners street mural painters as well who re-painted the Slatterly Park street mural by Hawthorne, which took place the same day as Art on the Ave, there was plenty of activity to go around and celebrate our great neighborhood!
A huge shout out to the Slatterly Park Neighborhood AoA Committee who also put in 500+ hours in the past year planning the event, thank you!
Read more: Rochester Post Bulletin
Look for Art on the Ave to be hosted on the KSMQ – PBS series RTown in the future, they took lots of great footage of the event!
check out Instagram for a full collection of event photos that will be posted in the upcoming days!