2008: Station 55

The first annual event took place on Friday, March 28th, 2008 in Station 55, a historic building located on 55 Railroad St. near the Public Market. It boasted 200 pieces of art by 80 local artists along with performances by 15 music groups, and was sponsored by 14 organizations at the University of Rochester along with Java’s Cafe, the House of Guitars, ArtTech, and Rochester Contemporary Art Center. It was a huge success, and over 1,500 individuals attended ArtAwake 2008 from throughout the college and the community.

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