The Rochester Art Center (RAC) is an essential community asset and the local hub for culture, innovation, and creativity driven through contemporary art.
We sat down with Executive Director Brian Austin, who has been in his role since January 2018, to learn more about his priorities for the organization and why he thinks the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative will encourage more collaborations for the community.
Did you know that your entire DNA – or genome – is the same as 99.9 percent of the people around you? It’s that 0.1 percent difference that makes you unique.
Learn more about the human genome at the Rochester Art Center when “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” opens on June 23 in Rochester, Minnesota. This unique exhibit originally debuted in 2013 at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Since then, it has taken up residence in cities throughout the country as a traveling exhibit.
PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival takes place from September 15 to 17, and each day is filled with activities, entertainment, and – of course – the 16 prototypes and engagement with the Makers who built them. There will also be food and beverage available for purchase each day.
This September, the landscape of downtown Rochester will take on a new look when sixteen larger-than-life urban prototypes are put into place.
PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival will take place from Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17. The event is a collaboration of Destination Medical Center, the Rochester Art Center, and the Rochester Downtown Alliance and is a unique effort to engage local designers, artists, and community members in remaking of some of Rochester’s public spaces.
Join us at the Rochester Art Center (RAC) to get a behind-the-scenes look at projects for the The PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival.
Maker’s Night workshops will be held every Thursday evening in August and early September and will feature a roster of local experts, including architects, urban planners, artists, landscape designers, engineers, marketing gurus, technical experts, and engineers.
PlaceMakers teams will have the opportunity to use the RAC’s extensive inventory of woodworking machinery, tools, meeting spaces, production areas, project support, and WiFi to help complete their projects for the Sept. 15-17 festival.
The downtown landscape of Rochester is ever-changing, and come this September you will see many more creations.
The Rochester Downtown Alliance, along with Destination Medical Center and the Rochester Art Center are putting together what’s called PlaceMakers Prototyping Festival. This year’s theme is health and building the environment.
The idea of this fest is to have creative people come up with ideas to fill physical space. This could be as simple as creating something unique on a cement arch that hangs over a parking garage and restaurant. The possibilities are endless and the festival will take place this September downtown.
In twenty minutes, those are the three words more than 100 Rochester community members settled on to describe what they believe makes a healthy city.
The rapid-fire brainstorming event was part of a Community Conversation About Prototyping, a public event hosted by Destination Medical Center, Rochester Downtown Alliance, and the Rochester Art Center. It featured Our City co-founders and prototyping festival organizers Ray Boyle and Jake Levitas.