Pull on your coat and lace up your walking shoes, there is more art around downtown Rochester to explore.
Thirteen new pieces, to be exact.
Earlier this month, the final of the 13 utility boxes selected to be turned into canvases for local artists were completed.
“Anytime we get to showcase local artistic talent, and also showcase downtown, it’s a win,” Karli McElroy, Rochester Downtown Alliance senior director of placemaking, said in a news release. “This is the perfect project for this moment, too, as it encourages viewers to safely discover the new and old art around town in a physically distanced way.”
The 13 utility boxes have been added to the RDA's ArtWalk list. The project, like a number of recent art projects, was funded by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding from the City of Rochester and coordinated by the RDA.
The seven artists who took part in the project were Jessalyn Finch, Philip Taylor, Tiffany Alexandria, Michelle Palmer, Maggie Panetta, Elizabeth Forsman and Tierney Welter.
More information about each piece and the ArtWalk can be found on www.downtownrochestermn.com under the website's placemaking tab.