Local artists will celebrate "Nature in the City" at Public Market on Friday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Nature in the City Festival is being held on Friday afternoon at the Rochester Public Market.

The festival celebrates Rochester’s green spaces with live music, food, and artwork from more than 50 creators. The free event runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 280 North Union Street.

Activities at the festival include soil painting and learning how to sew with hand-cranked sewing machines. The music performers include Zimbabwean and Brazilian ensembles.

The organizers said they intend to bring urban and rural communities over a shared love for nature. Local organizations that work on environmental issues, such as Genesee Land Trust, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Reconnect Rochester, will provide interactive education at the festival.

You can learn more about the festival here. Nature in the City is held in conjunction with First Friday Rochester.