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Park Ave Fest expected to draw thousands this weekend

Aug 4, 2018

Credit www.rochesterevents.com

The annual Park Ave Summer Art Fest is expected to draw more than 250,000 people this weekend.

The 42nd annual festival along Rochester’s Park Avenue includes more than 250 artists from 22 states and Canada.

Organizers say to be part of the festival, artists must be part of a juried process and they have to have made the pieces that they are selling. Work is represented in 14 categories including jewelry, woodworking, metalwork, ceramics and fiber.

The festival is on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers posted temporary changes to some 1,200 parking signs in the neighborhood. Green signs indicate that parking is allowed during the course of the festival. Red signs will be placed on the side of the street where parking is prohibited. 

The 2018 Park Ave poster by artist Phyllis Bryce Ely
Credit www.rochesterevents.com

Free parking will be available behind Gleason Works, (1000 University Ave.,) on Atlantic Ave. and Elton St., and at a lot on Atlantic Ave. west of Culver Rroad between Culver and the railroad underpass.

Limited handicap-only parking is available in the parking lot at Parkleigh, on the corner of Goodman Street and Park Ave.

Shuttles will be operating at Monroe Square and Gleason Works. There is a $3 charge for a round trip.

Admission to the festival itself is free.