The 36th annual Park Avenue Summer Art Festival is quickly approaching.
The festival runs August 3rd and 4th and will feature over 300 artists and vendors from all around the country, including 40 new artists. Festival-goers will also get a taste of some new food vendors, such as a garbage plate from Nick Tahou’s or some authentic Cuban food.
Leonard Redon, the deputy mayor of Rochester, says the Park Avenue festival brings together neighbors as well as benefiting local artists and businesses.
"You know, festivals like this bring a great deal of vitality to the community. They showcase a beautiful neighborhood. And they provide an economic boost to our merchants and our community. We have festivals throughout this community, but I just want to say I know the Park Ave fest is one of the key ones and one of the most exciting."
Event organizers say they expect about 250-thousand people to attend this year’s festival. On Thursday, officials also unveiled this year’s festival poster, which was designed by artist Kurt Pfeiffer. He had attended RIT, and has had his work exhibited in a number of museums.