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Exploring Rochester: The Art of South Wedge

April 3, 2017 , In: 2D Art, Culture, General, Inspiration

Since I moved to Rochester back in July, I’ve been exploring and trying to get to know the city I now call home, a little bit better.  Sure it’s cold here in the winter (brrrr) but the abundant art makes you feel a little bit warmer.  Over the next few months, I’d like to share with our readers a look at some of the art here in Rochester.  This month, I’m going to give you a little peek at the South Wedge neighborhood. 

My favorite mural in South Wedge, by Adam Francey & Mike Ming.

South Wedge is an eclectic and diverse neighborhood with historic homes & buildings, local-owned boutiques, restaurants and a nice abundance of street art. 

Little Button Craft & Press

A favorite shop of mine in South Wedge is Little Button Craft & Press.  They carry lots of great handmade items from local artists and offer a variety of workshops each month.  

There are many murals that can be found around South Wedge (and throughout Rochester).  Many of them are from the WALL/THERAPY project. WALL/THERAPY describes itself as, “an art and community intervention project, using public murals as a means to transform the urban landscape, inspire, and build community.”

Mural in Star Alley Park.



Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

Another favorite South Wedge shop, Hedonist Artisan Chocolates.  Local.  Handmade.  Fresh Ingredients.  The chocolate made here IS art.  Yum! 

Quirky painted planter.

“Motion” by Mike Ming.

Bicycle totem sculpture.

Another totem. This one looks like faces made from scrap parts.

Painted electrical box

Another painted electrical box.

And on the way back to my car I found this little gem which appears to have been done in chalk… 

There’s more…but you’ll have to visit Rochester to see it all! If you’re ever in the area, make sure you check out the South Wedge neighborhood! 


Diana Ptaszynski

Powered by the magic of all things containing sugar, Diana spends her day making beads out of porcelain and stoneware.  She also enjoys needle-felting, bead embroidery and metalsmithing. A Jersey girl at heart, Diana now resides in Rochester, NY with her husband and three cat children.  You can find Diana in her studio at Made On State, spreading the bead love at Let's Bead in East Rochester or all dressed up at a cosplay event! 
  1. Reply

    Very cool.South Wedge is one of my favorite parts of Rochester. But I had no idea about the art you captured here!

    • Sarajo Wentling
    • April 3, 2017

    Looks fun! We’ve never been to Rochester… maybe someday!

  2. Reply

    Awesome place to live! I’ll need you as a tour guide when I come to visit!

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