Explore the city's past, present, and future through its public art. This guided tour of downtown will highlight the works of local artists and give you a view of the city through the artists' 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.
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.
This class is a walking tour that starts at the John Lewis Mural, located at 55 State St, Rochester, NY 14614
. The mural was created by Ephraim Gebre, Darius Dennis, Jared Diaz, and Dan Harrington.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. 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 own on Instagram and Twitter at @ChronsOfNon. Additionally, Chris is co-host to the local food video podcast 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 seen on WXXI (Rochester, NY).
Class photo artist credits: Frederick Douglass statue by Olivia Kim and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. mural by Shawn Dunwoody.
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