Roc City Skatepark Mural Project unveiling
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Mayor Malik D. Evans joined members of the Friends of the Roc City Skatepark, the Synthesis Collaborative and local artists Wednesday to mark the completion of the first phase of the Roc City Skatepark Mural Project.
“The Roc City Skatepark Mural Project perfectly captures the kinetic energy and artistic vibrancy of the Skatepark and growing vitality of Downtown Rochester’s riverfront,” said Mayor Evans. “I want to thank the many community partners and the artists who brought this project to reality. Reflecting the energy of our city’s people and the diversity of our interests will advance our goals to create a safe, equitable and prosperous Rochester.”
The Roc City Skatepark Mural Project is an ongoing partnership to enhance the visual appeal of the skatepark by creating an outdoor art gallery. The gallery will celebrate the unique cultures of wheel-based board sports and mural-arts communities.
The long-term goal is to cover the pillars and bridge foundations within and around the Skatepark with an array of images that can evolve as the skatepark expands.
Synthesis Collaborative (formerly WallTherapy) curated the works from a collection of artists who reflect the diversity of Rochester in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and artistic styles.
Featured artists include some of the best-known graffiti artists and muralists featured at such museums as the Memorial Art Gallery, Albright-Knox, and other respected venues throughout Upstate New York.
To learn more about the Roc City Skatepark and its development, click here.
Sponsors of the project include:
City of Rochester;
Empire State Development Corp.
ROC the Riverway Project
N.Y. State Department of Transportation
The Skatepark Project (formerly the Tony Hawk Foundation)
The Sands Family Foundation
Friends of the ROC City Skatepark