Fifteen local musicians. More than 150 works of art. A drag show, a dance show, and a crafts table. All in just 10 hours. Plan your day accordingly, because ArtAwake has returned.
The festival, organized by University of Rochester students and now in its sixth year, will commandeer the Sibley Tower Building (25 Franklin St.) on Saturday, April 20, for a plethora of Rochester art, music, and culture. From 2 p.m. to midnight, there will be a slew of local musicians to hear, local art to see, and locally made hors d'oeuvres to munch on (courtesy of Aladdin's Natural Eatery, Java's Café, Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, and Tasteful Connection). There will also be special performances throughout the day, including a drag show from UR's Pride Network, and a 15- to 20-minute performance by the dance troupe One Dance Co. (performances times to be announced).
Tickets for ArtAwake are $8-$10 for UR and Eastman School of Music students; $9-$11 for members of the UR community and students from other area colleges; and $10-$12 for general admission. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information on tickets and the day's schedule, visit artawake.org.