Surrounding both sides of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park, the City of Rochester’s ART Walk Extension Project, phase 2 has been completed.
Story Walk is an interactive artistic sidewalk installed as part of the Art Walk Extension Enhancements Project in the Neighborhood of the Arts. Certain stones in the walk are engraved with words (see above) that visitors can use to access Rochester stories, memoirs, family histories, character studies, and other true stories. It runs alongside Goodman Street down to the Paley sculpture Soliloquy.
Poet’s Walk runs along University Avenue between North Goodman Street and Prince Street and honors poets, past and present, as artists of the written word.
Use your cell phone and dial into the main number for the OnCell tours: 585.627.4132.
Listen to the introduction and wait for the prompt to add the code of the first four letters that you see embedded in the sidewalks. Punch in that code and you will be able to listen to the poetry and/or story. As an example – “Trees” would be “8733″ – the numbers corresponding to the first four letters of the word.
You can also access the tours using our app MAGart 2.0.
Choose the “Tour the Grounds” option and then select either Poets Walk Tour or Story Walk Tour from the options listed. Use the search function and type in the word embedded in the walk to listen to that selection.
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