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Art on the Ave.

                     Saturday May 17, 2014

                                 9:30am – 4:00pm

                          1000 Block of 4th Ave SE 

Event Flier:  AoA Flier

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“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 perennial plant sale.  Art on the Ave is an initiative to promote the arts, encourage walkability and attract Rochester citizens to downtown neighborhoods.  Food and drink will be available for purchase from a neighborhood food stand, People’s Food Co-op and wine & beer from Sontes. The highlight of the event is the unveiling of the nstallation of a permanent boulevard sculpture, which will be the ninth public sculpture brought to Slatterly by this event. Locally designed T-shirts with this year’s theme, Compassion, will be printed on site and made available for sale.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday May 17th, from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm, on the 1000  block of 4th Ave SE two blocks north of Kwik Trip off of Hwy 14 East.

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.


2014 Entertainment Lineup

Good Morning Bedlam 9:30-10:15am

Voice That Lied 10:30-11:15am

Take Two and Friends 11:30-1:00pm

Jeremy Jewell 1:15-2:30pm

1422  2:45 – 4:00pm

Other Live Entertainment (North performance area)

Words Players: 9:30 -10:30am

Crystal Phonenix  11:00am

Crystal Phonenix  3:00pm

Other Live Entertainment (South performance area)

Naomi Thrune: 2:30 – 3:30pm

 Past event photos:






Art on the Ave Sculpture Locations:

2014 1025 4th Ave SE  to be unveiled May 17!!!!!!

2013 1029 7th Ave SE (Water) Doug Snyder

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

2011 Hawthorne Education Center (Tulips) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2011 911 9th Ave SE (Dragon Flies) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2010 1051 8th Ave (Whimsical Flowers) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2009 912 8th Ave  (Flower Head Man)  Cheryl Fitzgerald

2008 922 6th Ave SE (Tulip) Unknown artist

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


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

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.






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