5 Reasons Why Rochester Needs More Art
Just a few weeks ago, I ventured off in my vehicle with my family and we went on a 3,020-mile road trip. Three kids, my husband, lots of snacks and the phrase "you are just going to have to hold it because we just stopped 30 minutes ago.". On our little adventure, I noticed one BIG thing that seems to be lacking in our awesome town of Rochester - art.
I'm not sure what the art terms are but the type that I'm talking about is what you see on the side of buildings, the gorgeous murals that make you smile, or even the old "billboards" that have been kept on the side of buildings that help date the town. All of those things are very minimal in Rochester and I realized that we are a pretty sterile town when it comes to art. I know sterile is an odd word but it truly is the best way to describe our lack of character compared to other towns.
Street Art Captured by Jessica Williams
Here are 5 Reasons Why Rochester Needs More Street and Building Art
Family Photo Opps - We've all done the "stand by this rustic barn" pose. A few years ago I had a friend take my kids' pictures by the painted electrical boxes downtown and in all sorts of great locations that weren't "the norm". One place that I loved was this huge orange wall. I love this wall...and yet, now it seems as if there is a fence blocking people from seeing this great piece of art.
What do you say, Rochester? Are we ready to get a little bit on the colorful side and do more than just silver shapes? Let me know what you think over on my Facebook page (Jessica On The Radio) or DM me on Instagram.
To those that have helped created some of the color in our town...thank you! Click here to see where you can find some gorgeous pieces of art right now in our town.