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Art on the Ave.

                          Save the date

                   Saturday May 14, 2016

                                 9:30am – 4:00pm

                          800 block of 7th Ave SE 

Event Contact: slatterlyparkAoA@gmail.com

2016 Pop Up Art RFP: Pop Up Art RFP

2016 Music Lineup: AoA Musician Acts

2016 Event Sponsors: AoA Sponsors

2016 Vendor Application:  NOW CLOSED

2016 Sculpture RFP: NOW CLOSED winner selected!

2016 Host SELECTED: Joe & Nicole Nurmi

“Art, everyone’s favorite neighbor.”

Art on the Ave is an annual spring art fair showcasing local artisans and musicians in Slatterly Park.  The event features painters, glass blowers, metal workers, jewelers, musicians and a plant sale.  The highlight of the event is unveiling the installation of a permanent boulevard sculpture, which will be the eleventh public sculpture brought to Slatterly Park Neighborhood. To celebrate this milestone Smart Ride Ecotaxi will also provide free tours of previously installed boulevard sculptures located within the neighborhood. Locally designed T-shirts with this year’s theme: 2016  Dance, will be printed and made available for sale.  Art on the Ave is an initiative to promote the arts, encourage walkability and attract Rochester citizens to downtown neighborhoods.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday May 14th, from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm, on the 800 block of7th Ave SE, three blocks east of K-Mart. Food and drink will be vailable for purchase from the People’s Food Coop, and Grand Rounds Brewpub will also provide beverages for purchase, no carry-ins please.

MISSION STATEMENT: Art on the Ave is a neighborhood initiative to promote the arts, to revitalize Slatterly Park with progressive beautification projects, and to foster conscientious community in SE downtown Rochester. Annually in May, Art on the Ave hosts a festival showcasing local artisans and art-based organizations, food, musicians, and fine arts performers. Our event welcomes all-comers and is committed to maintaining an environment without religious or political polarity. Through our efforts, we seek to champion creativity as a vehicle for peace, humanism, and prosperity.

2016 Music Lineup

Jeremy Jewell & Kristen Kooda–9:30-11:30

Sterling Haukom –11:45-1:45

Fernando Ufret – 2:00-3:00

Elle Pollock –3:15-4:00

Art on the Ave Sculpture Locations:

2015 440 11th Ave SE (Because of Love) Doug Snyder

2014 1025 4th Ave SE  (The Divine Twine) Paul Cassidy

2014 Riverside School (Dancing) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2013 1029 7th Ave SE (Fountain) Doug Snyder

2012 505 10th St SE (5th Ave side) (Peace Tree) Karl Friedrich.com

2011 Hawthorne Education Center (Tulips) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2011 911 9th Ave SE (Dragonflies) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2010 1051 8th Ave (Whimsical Flowers) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2009 912 8th Ave  (Flower Man)  Cheryl Fitzgerald

2008 922 6th Ave SE (Tulip) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2007  920 6th Ave SE (Global Twine) Cheryl Fitzgerald

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About the Sculptors:

Rochester sculptor, Cheryl Fitzgerald is a local artist who works with metal medium to create a variety of sculpture designs that reflect on the simplicity of garden art, at a larger scale.

Rochester sculptor, Karl Friedrich is an abstract artist who works with a variety of mediums, but specifically recycled metal pieces to create his works of art, you can check out more of Karls work at www.karlfriedrich.com

Elgin, MN sculptor, Doug Snyder is a local artist who works with variouis metals, Doug was a structural steel welder in Rochester for 8 years and has made several large public works in the last few years in SE MN. mnsnyders@hbci.com  A note from the artist in reference to the sculpture titled WATER: “I looked at fountains and many images of water for inspiration. I found the energy in waves and the curl of a tidal wave in particular to be exciting and beautiful and easily applied to my style of working. I love using curves and find that they are very expressive. Contrast is also important in my work. Here I would contrast the colors – blues against the browns and oranges, and the natural rust finish with the smooth painted finish. I almost always use one word titles that are leading, but not limiting so people have some interpretation of their own. I was thinking “Tidal” or “Rising”, but nothing is set yet.

Dover, MN sculptor, Paul Cassidy paulcassidy68@gmail.com is a local artist who has showcased his unique style at Art Prize in Grand Rapids, MI which is an international Art Festival   http://www.artprize.org/paul-Cassidy  A note from the artist  in reference to the sculpture titled THE DIVINE TWINE: “The first idea that came to mind when I decided to create something that I thought would translate into compassion was embrace. I attempted to reflect this idea of compassion by hand cutting a single piece of salvaged pipe into 2 similar pieces and twisting them together. This was my first abstract piece and I am leased with the effect I was able to achieve. There is a harmony of contour and form, light and shadow that create different effects as you walk around the piece, seeming to embrace, lean on each other and even to gracefully be dancing together. “

9 Responses to “Art on the Ave.”

  1. […] “Art on the Ave” Committee is seeking potential hosts for the 2016 Art on the Ave event, which will be […]

  2. […] A proposed landmark redevelopment project at the corner of Third Ave & Fourth Street SE received unanimous City Council approval for Incentive Development this past week.  The redevelopment project dubbed The Buckeye is a $17 million dollar, six story mixed-use apartment building (80% market rate/20% affordable) with retail on the main level, and structured parking integrated into the building footprint, and street-scaping to include trees and benches.  Slatterly Park leadership has worked closely with the developer since the spring of 2015 to incorporate design principles, and encourage public/private partnerships with adjacent property owners.  The Slatterly Park board wrote a letter of support to City Council pointing out the great communication with the developer (The Stencil Group) and the willingness to work with the neighborhood.  The letter also encouraged the developer to incorporate a public art piece at the corner of 3rd & 4th as an ode to Slatterly Park’s effort to become the artist quarter of downtown, and our efforts with Art on the Ave […]

  3. I am not asking for myself. Although I am a reseller. Are non-craft venders allowed to set up a booth? Are art collectors able to set up a booth to sell some of their collection? Can you put me in touch with an organizer? I also no know someone who is an engraver. Would they be able to set up a booth?

    Thank you for your time.

    Elizabeth Salamone

  4. Randy wagner says:

    Cannot make it this year, thank you, Randy

  5. Patty Dease says:

    Hi, I just learned of your event, Art On The Ave.. Is there a possibility of still participating in this event as a vendor? I create wire wrapped jewelry, wire gemtrees, and sell rocks and gemstone crystals. Thanks much, Patty Dease

  6. […] sponsoring a Pop up Art RFP (Request for proposal) for submissions for art installations at Art on the Ave on Saturday May 14.  Submissions due May […]

  7. Dale Blanshan says:


    Who picks the winner of the sculpture contest?

  8. […] 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, […]

  9. I was reviewing our Art on the Ave Pledge Form in which we pledged $1,000. However, the check (dated 04/26/16 & check #20005) was printed for $2,000. Could you please refund $1,000?

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