Who Are We?

ArtAwake is organized by a team of students at the University of Rochester and is a collaboration of a myriad of local organizations. Since 2008, the annual festival has already transformed four vacant buildings in Rochester through the participation of hundreds of local artists and musicians with over 1,500 average attendees.

ArtAwake is an annual student-organized festival of creativity that gives life to a vacant urban space in Rochester, NY.

From The Blog

ArtAwake 2014 Cancelled

We are sad to announce that ArtAwake has been cancelled for 2014. Logistical and site issues have prevented us from holding either a spring or fall event. However, next year’s Creative Directors have been chosen, so congratulate Renee Douglas and Alyssa Marcus! If you are interested in a director position next year, check the back […]

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Submit to ArtAwake 2014!

ArtAwake is in the works for it’s seventh year! We’re now accepting submissions for art, music, and performance, so check out the¬†submissions page and show us what you’ve got! Also, this year’s directors have been chosen and you can learn more about them¬†here. We’re on the hunt for this year’s location, so stay tuned for […]

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Historic Sibley Items On Display!

With just under a week to go we are getting very excited about ArtAwake 2013! We have spent the past two weekends cleaning and preparing the site. It has been quite the task! However, we are pleased to say that it is looking great. We have the walls up and we are ready to hang […]

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Orange Man has been spotted!

Art is awake! We discovered him sleeping outside the Memorial Art Gallery and followed him as he brought Rochester to life on his way to the site of ArtAwake 2013, the Sibley Building. Visit the ArtAwake 2013 tab on the main website to watch the video! Also, visit the ArtAwake Facebook page for pictures of […]

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