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Corn Hill Arts Festival canceled due to COVID-19

Apr 20, 2021

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For the second year in a row, the Corn Hill Arts Festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We explored many different options to make the festival viable, but at the end of the day, the safety and well-being of our community takes priority,” said Nick Howell, 2021 Corn Hill Arts Festival Chair. “We would like to thank all of the artists, vendors, sponsors and volunteers who make the festival possible each year.”

Jeff Holdsworth, President of the Corn Hill Neighborhood Association, said, “While we are disappointed that the festival won’t take place this year, we look forward to celebrating the arts once again in 2022.” 

He added that the festival “has played a vital role in our community for over 50 years, enriching the lives of city and neighborhood residents through local development and engagement initiatives.”

The Corn Hill Neighbors Association is working with the festival committee and sponsors to find ways to keep the spirit of the event alive in the absence of the traditional festival.

The Corn Hill Arts Festival, traditionally held in July, is one of the Rochester’s oldest festivals.