2019 Commemorative Poster Unveiled!

Corn Hill Arts Festival 2019 PosterJune 7, 2019 – The Corn Hill Neighbors Association and ESL Federal Credit Union are excited to announce that earlier today the 2019 commemorative poster, which celebrates the 51st Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, was unveiled. Bill Kelly, Festival Chair; Faheem Masood, President and CEO of ESL Federal Credit Union; and Justin Roj, Director of Communications of the City of Rochester, led the unveiling ceremony at Tony D’s restaurant. This is the sixth consecutive year that ESL, a locally owned financial institution has supported the Festival as the presenting sponsor.

“We were excited to unveil the 51st Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival poster this afternoon,” said Bill Kelly, 2019 Corn Hill Arts Festival Chairperson. “The poster spotlights recognizable landmarks in the Corn Hill Neighborhood that represent our city’s history expressing the energy of our vital and inviting community.”

This year’s poster design was created by John Hinman, a self-taught contemporary artist known as Dakota, who is inspired by abstract and surrealist painters such as Picasso, Matisse, and Dali. His design invites the viewer to explore the Rochester skyline and its recognizable landmarks. Unique details blend the City of Rochester together to form a mosaic composition.

“It is my honor to be part of and represent such a diverse and vibrant community as Corn Hill,” Hinman said. “I am humbled to be counted amongst previous featured artists who participated in this signature event as I now do.”

The commissioned artwork will become the iconic image that is featured on the annual poster, clothing, and other festival merchandise.

“The Corn Hill Arts Festival provides the perfect opportunity every year for thousands to take in all of the arts, artists, and artisans that contribute to making Rochester known as a ‘City of the Arts,’” said Faheem Masood, President & CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union. “With this year’s poster, the festival continues its tradition of providing an ideal representation of the atmosphere we all experience when walking the historic streets of Corn Hill.”The Festival welcomes more than 365 original artists, live music, the 11th Annual Emerging Artists Expo supported by MVP Health Care, and the 7th Annual Fairy Houses Tour. Visitors can also enjoy a family-fun zone, food trucks and beer, wine, spirits, and cider gardens. The Festival runs from July 13th and 14th, 2019 in the historic Corn Hill Neighborhood. Admission is free, the grounds will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, rain or shine.

About the Corn Hill Arts Festival Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association, a NFP organization, for a variety of community needs. 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 surrounding communities as well. For more information on The Corn Hill Arts Festival, please visit: www.cornhillartsfestival.com.

About ESL Federal Credit Union With nearly 100 years of locally-owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to approximately 348,000 members world-wide. The company provides personal, business banking, and wealth management services through its locally-based 21 branch network, telephone, mobile, online and live chat center. The Rochester-based financial institution employs more than 750 people in Rochester, New York and holds $5.8 billion in assets. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for seven years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at www.esl.org. Find and connect with ESL on Twitter (@ESLFCU) and Facebook.com/ESLFCU.