News Release - Roc Murals Day of Celebration Kicks off at Edgerton R-Center Public Art, Refreshments, and Family-Friendly Activities


 City of Rochester


News Release



(Friday, April 12, 2024) – Mayor Malik D. Evans invites the Rochester community to participate in the Roc Murals Day Celebration, marking the completion of four new murals, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Events at each mural site will feature the art, artists’ discussions about their work, refreshments, and other family-friendly activities, including a Mural Art Passport book.


Funded by $80,000 of the City’s Percent for the Arts Program, the four murals are in neighborhoods most affected by redlining, gun violence, and historical disinvestment. Work on the murals started in the fall of 2023 and this event celebrates their completion.


A press conference will kick off the celebration at the first location, listed below, at 11 a.m. inviting community members to visit each of the mural locations:

  • 11 a.m. – Edgerton R-Center, 41 Backus St. (Artists: Shawnee Hill & Katie Jo Suddaby)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Avenue D R-Center, 200 Avenue D (Artists: Hilleyri Binet & Tim Lynch)
  • 2:00 p.m. – Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave. (Artists: Chloe Smith)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19, 465 Seward St. (Artists: Hugo Medina & Erica Bryant)


For more information about the Roc Murals Day of Celebration, visit the My Rochester Murals Facebook page.


The City of Rochester allocates one percent of the total development costs of eligible infrastructure projects each year for public art initiatives. This program dedicates funds to various community art programs including Arts Bloom, Locus Focus, and the Arts & Culture Plan for the City of Rochester and Monroe County. For more information on the City of Rochester Percent for the Arts Program, and for a list of upcoming projects, visit



The Administration of Mayor Malik D. Evans strives to create a safe, equitable and prosperous Rochester by inspiring hope and delivering opportunity for everyone. Guided by the Administration’s Mission, Vision and Values and the principles of the “Rochester 2034” comprehensive plan, City employees are committed to providing exceptional customer service, transparent stewardship, and collaborative leadership to foster a vibrant community that empowers personal, professional and generational growth for all who live, work or play in the city of Rochester.