April 20, 2008

ArtOrg Paints a Rochester Skyway

By Dave Machacek

Rochester Skyway!

If you are driving to downtown Rochester, don’t take Civic Center Drive–take 2nd Street SW! The Rochester Downtown Alliance put out a call in January for artists to paint original concepts for six of Rochester’s downtown skyways. The contest was called the 2008 Rochester “Art in The Sky” competition, and ArtOrg was selected to paint two sides of one skyway–the westernmost skyway over 2nd Street SW. The skyway itself is about 100 feet long–and artist Rana Raeuchle came up with the final design. Rana is the artist and art director of the Trader Joe’s in Woodbury and has also led ArtOrg’s annual Japanese Animation Festival. There will be a media event in downtown Rochester on June 19 regarding the project, and the art is projected to stay up for anywhere from three months to one year. See a photoset of the skyway here!


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