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Connections: How art can revitalize neighborhoods

Jan 18, 2017

The Community Design Center is launching its 2017 Reshaping Rochester Series, with a call for more civic engagement.  The new season of events is titled "Our City, Ourselves: Loving Where We Live."

The first event focuses on how to bring the arts to where they're needed most, to revitalize neighborhoods. We talk about how the arts are impacting Rochester neighborhoods, and we look at a successful endeavor in another city. Our guests:

  • Maria Furgiuele, interim executive director for the Community Design Center of Rochester
  • Helen Hogan, marketing and communications specialist
  • Gina Renzi, executive director of The Rotunda, and director of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program