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.
South Wedge is an eclectic and diverse neighborhood with historic homes & buildings, local-owned boutiques, restaurants and a nice abundance of street art.
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.”
Another favorite South Wedge shop, Hedonist Artisan Chocolates. Local. Handmade. Fresh Ingredients. The chocolate made here IS art. Yum!
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!