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Arts In Focus

For the second year in a row, Rochester Contemporary Art Center is encouraging more submissions for its fundraising art initiative with Make Art Day.

6x6 is what RoCo calls the "International Small Art Phenomenon." People of all artistic ability are invited to submit small pieces of art that will be auctioned off at $20, as a fundraiser for the art center.

The event is in its thirteenth year, and along the way, something interesting started to happen.

  

You won't see as much public art at the airport as you used to. It's been largely a business decision, but artists say that visitors to Rochester should be greeted with cultural assets, not blaring advertisements.

What do Monroe County officials say? We talk about their perspective, and we talk about the larger place of public art in our community with our guests: