Art Blitz happened today. It was heralded as the biggest art event in Rochester. While I don’t think it was (I’ve never been to Artigras though) and certainly non-art events (Thursdays on First, Rochesterfest Parade, etc) dwarfed it, Art Blitz was kind of awesome.
It was certainly a big event though. Heck, it covered most of a city block. But what made Art Blits stand out for me was the energy. I saw so many people and types of people that I don’t usually see at the regular Rochester events. Art Blitz felt like more of a community too. Instead of milling around aimlessly for hours people actually stood and watched the music or play or the art that was going on before moving. It was really cool.
There were dozens of visual artists, musicians, and actors all doing their thing at the same time. The feeling was incredible. I’m really looking forward until next year.