Explore Rochester's past, present, and future through its public art. This guided tour of the South Wedge will highlight the works of local and visiting artists as they give you a view of the city through their lenses and brushes.
Please note: This is a 2.0-mile walking tour on flat or very gradually inclined pavement, sidewalks, and some park land. It is accessible to mobility aids. You are encouraged to bring your own personal water bottle to stay hydrated. Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes.
Class photo artist credits: Frederick Douglass statue by Sidney W. Edwards; mural by Shawn Dunwoody and students at Genesee Community Charter School.
Age: This class is appropriate for all ages, although anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Please purchase one ticket per person attending.Location:This class is a walking tour that starts outside the Douglass Recreation Center and Anna Murray Douglass School, located at 999 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620.Accessibility:
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).About the teachers:Chris Thompson (he/his/him) is an engineer, writer, humorist, and activist who made Rochester, New York his home in 2008. He is a regular contributing writer for 540Blog and a food writer for Rochester City Newspaper. He often uses humor to educate about current events and history on his Instagram and Twitter, @ChronsOfNon. Additionally, Chris is co-host to a local food-focused video podcast entitled "Refined Taste with Dario and Chris". Quajay Donnell is a Rochester, NY based photographer and writer with a passion for public art and capturing his community. He's a crew photographer for WALL\THERAPY, and his work has been published in Departures Magazine, The Washington Post, CITY, The Democrat and Chronicle, 585 Magazine, The Waterbury Observer, and has been seen on WXXI (Rochester, NY).For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.