Artist Row returns to Rochester Public Market Sept. 19 with juried art show, live music and more

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A juried art show, a celebration of community and creation, food trucks, live music, vendors and more is what you can find at the 17th annual Artist Row event at the Rochester Public Market.

Back after a pandemic-induced hiatus, organizing group Friends of the Public Market announced this year’s Artist Row will take place on September 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking and admission is free.

The event began in 2004 and features a juried art show and of more than 150 artists presenting their wares for the public to purchase at the Market.

The daylong event will feature a live performance by the Silver Arrow Band for entertainment on the main stage, and local food truck vendors will be on site throughout the day for sustenance and refreshments.

New this year, a family-friendly space with interactive activities for children, such as a one-of-a-kind puppet couture, fashion shows, performances and more, hosted by the Rochester Public Market’s Youth Entrepreneurs Program, WellVentions, Caring and Sharing Day Care Center and Rochester Makerspace.

To encourage participation, organizers say the entry fee for vendors is kept at a minimum and nearly $1,000 is awarded each year in the juried art show.

“Artist Row is evolving this year,” said board member Samantha Oster. “We will feature a stronger focus on diversity and showcase a variety of mediums.” Leslie Knox, President of the Friends of the Market added, “We’re particularly proud of this year’s evolution.  2020 was difficult for many. As a result we are reimagining our positive community impact. Artist Row is an extension of that and I invite interested members of the Rochester community to be involved with the Friends committees as we reimagine a path forward.”

For more information about Artist Row, visit this website.

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