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City of Rochester Artwalk Extension


City of Rochester

Project Location

Rochester, NY

Bergmann Location

Rochester, NY
Art Walk & ArtWalk Extension, Rochester NY

Art Walk & ArtWalk Extension, Rochester NY

A Creative Commons in the City of Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts.

The ArtWalk project was designed to blend public infrastructure and artistic expression to add flavor, variety, and even whimsy to the Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts. Bergmann used public input and consensus building to help create this community development project, which included significant improvements to University Avenue. The project included an 8-foot wide colored concrete sidewalk with imprinted artwork from local and regional artists, creating an outdoor urban art trail. Privately-donated and commissioned art work has subsequently been installed along the length of ArtWalk, permanently altering the context of the former vehicular corridor, resulting in an outdoor "museum" in the heart of the city.

Project Highlights

  • Arterial improvements
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Public input and consensus building
  • Public art planning through community engagement


Reader's Choice Best Construction Project - Rochester’s City Newspaper, Best of Rochester Awards

City Livability Award, First Place - U.S. Conference of Mayors

2015 | Planning Excellence Award for Great Places - Streets - American Planning Association (APA)

2012 | Regional Project of the Year - American Public Works Association (APWA)