Rochester, NY, June 20, 2013- The Corn Hill Neighbors Association is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Commemorative Poster for the 2013 Corn Hill Arts Festival at Corn Hill Landing on Wednesday, June 26th at 4pm. Mayor Tom Richards and County Executive Maggie Brooks will be in attendance.
Along with the unveiling ceremony is the dedication of the Corn Hill Historic Trail, part of the Wegmans “Passport to Wellness” initiative. This is a first for Rochester. The Historic Trail will highlight 10 locations within the Corn Hill District, including the African Methodist and Episcopal Church, where Frederick Douglas first published the “North Star” newspaper. The home of Blues singer and guitarist Eddie James “Son” House, Jr. will also be included on the trail. House is often considered to be the father of American Blues. To read more about the Corn Hill Historic Trail, click here.
The poster artist was chosen from a selection of candidates. The image will be used on collectible items and sold at the Corn Hill Arts Festival merchandise booth to commemorate this year’s Festival.
“Our annual Commemorative Poster unveiling is a very exciting time for us,” said Scott Elder, volunteer Chairperson of the Corn Hill Arts Festival. “We’re very pleased to present the poster, the artist, and to acquaint the community with our fascinating history.”
Media are welcome to attend the event at Corn Hill Landing, located at the intersection of Exchange Blvd and S. Plymouth Avenue.
Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are used by the Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. The Association is able to provide low interest home improvement loans to its neighbors, as well as funding for PAC-TAC security programs to ensure safety in the community. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but its surrounding communities as well. For more information on Corn Hill or its festival, please visit www.cornhillartsfestival.com.