Making a place for community

Kathryn Mariner, a cultural anthropologist, is researching placemaking in the city of Rochester, through Fertile Ground, a visual, large-scale, multi-year project.

Replacing a local restaurant institution

In the space Remington’s occupied for three decades, Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails aims to be a place for people who love food, family and Rochester.

The experience of war through a different lens

“First Light,” an exhibit of photography and writing by women combat veterans in Rochester, explores their stories and gives voice to a largely unacknowledged segment of the community.

Imagining Rochester in 2034 and beyond

For the last decade, the Rochester Speculative Literature Association has nurtured visions of the city’s future. Its members—whose works span fantasy, science fiction and horror fiction—write stories about Rochester that ask “what if?”

Connecting through art

The visual art community in Rochester is launching Current Seen, a small-and-midsize venue biennial designed as a contiguous string of exhibitions, pop-ups, and public art along East Avenue and Main Street downtown. The program’s theme: our current moment/our changing city.

Finger Lakes fusion

A weekly pop-up menu at Noble Shepherd Craft Brewery in Bristol featuring Pad Thai Catering’s traditional Thai-Lao dishes has roots in a serendipitous crossing of paths three years ago.

The fiber of democracy

A new exhibit featuring a diverse collection of craft art, from pieces knitted and crocheted by hand to quilts, explores themes such as reform, indignation against gender and racial injustices, women’s rights and voting.