A sculpture dedication to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Art on the Ave, an annual arts festival held in Slatterly Park in southeast downtown Rochester, will be held 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Over the past decade, the annual celebration has installed 14 public sculptures around the neighborhood, helping to establish it as the artist quarter of downtown.

The dedication on Sept. 21 will feature a sculpture by metal sculpture artist and Rochester resident Paul Cassidy. Cassidy, owner of a excavating company, uses scrap metal and old metal equipment to create his works and is active in sculpture competitions. His large steel sculpture will be installed along the bike path in Slatterly Park. 

The event is sponsored by the Slatterly Park Neighborhood Association, which together with Art on the Ave was awarded a grant from RNeighbors to install the sculpture at the park. 

SPNA and AOA board members sought requests for proposals in June and selected Cassidy's proposal in late July.

The event will also a feature a food carnival truck from noon to 4 p.m., including Taco Moreno, Cold Stone Creamery and Infuzn Foods. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

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