A local group passionate about transforming the Rochester downtown area are pushing for a revitalization plan, but new initiative is different from past projects. It’s a collective group that ranges from musicians to civic leaders and call this revitalization project “Arts in the Loop”.
Ultimately the executive committee wants to bring in local artists to put on events surrounding this main street corridor on a consistent basis. They hope it’ll appeal locals to visit the downtown area often rather when there’s major events.
Their ideas could be art shows, mini community concerts and wall murals.
Right now they have a public survey that’ll guide them to learn more about downtown Rochester from the public’s perspective.
“But I really feel like the way to do that in our community is to connect all these wonderful things we have is through the art. We are on the cusp of something really great happening,” said James Doser, Arts in the Loop Executive Committee member.
Doser adds this project will not only transform the downtown area but also boost the local economy. They’re planning a public forum to fine tune the details. That’ll take place on June and after they plan to present their findings to city and county officials.
Public Survey: http://www.artsintheloop.com/