A Call to Interested Rochester Artists

Whether it’s participating in fun neighborhood beautification projects like Playful Sidewalks or sponsoring porch decorating contests, hanging out with our community at special events, taking some cool kiddos on fieldtrips of our service area, or creating new programs like our upcoming initiative to support Block Clubs (more info soon!), the South East Area Coalition understands the importance and impact that beautiful art can have.

As we continue to develop, SEAC is looking to partner with artists for various projects in the future.

If you are an artist and interested in potentially collaborating with SEAC in the future, please fill out the form below.

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Playful Sidewalks

On July 10th, SEAC partnered with the Swillburg Neighborhood Association and two talented artists, Chloe Smith and LaShonda Davis to create two beautiful Playful Sidewalks in our service area!

We had coffee, donuts, laughs, and some young helpers, eager to spend the day painting! Thank you to everyone involved in this project and thanks to everyone who came out to say hi and help paint!

Thank you and be well,

Mike Evans

Executive Director

Chloe Smith Sidewalk (Corner of Field and Henrietta)

LaShonda Davis Sidewalk (corner of Pinnacle and Laburnam)

Here’s some fun pictures of the various festivities!

Fun at Wide Water Gardens

Our Growing With SEAC event has come to an end and we really want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to Wide Water Gardens for allowing us to hold the event at their beautiful location. AND the weather held out, so that made the event even better!

It was a wonderful time and we really enjoyed connecting with local businesses, residents, and city employees! Thanks to everyone who generously donated during the event, helping us raise $750! These funds will let us continue to fund projects and initiatives through our Community Engagement Fund as well create new SEAC programs to benefit our communities!

A huge thank you to SEAC’s fantabulous Fundraising Coordinator, Kiki Smith, who took the reins without hesitation and just created a super fun, collaborative, and welcoming event. This would not have been a success without her enthusiasm, talents, and moxie!

Thank you to Lori (SEAC’s Bookkeeper) for helping out and keeping Kiki and I focused and thank you to SEAC’s Board of Directors for working the tables and handing out shaved ice and sweet treats thoughtfully donated by Rita’s Italian Ice, Get Caked, and Village Bakery!

Lastly, thank you to our sponsors who helped make this event a true success (more on them after the pictures).

Thank you all for the support and be well.

Mike Evans

Executive Director

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Abundance Food Co-Op

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Grass Fed: A Vegan Butcher

High Falls Tree Service

Indigo Luxe Collections

Just Juice 4 Life

Misfit Doughnuts and Treats

 Red Fern



Hanging Out With Flower City Arts Center

Over the past two weeks I have gotten to hang out with the amazing teachers and awesome kids in the Flower City Arts Center Photography program, taking them on field trips in the neighborhoods in SEAC’s service area.

It was a wonderful experience and it was really rewarding to witness kids experiencing/learning something for the first time (like seeing the Rochester’s skyline from Cobbs Hill Park).

Some of the places we got to go: 490 Farmers, Washington Grove, Park Ave Neighborhood, Pearl-Meigs-Monroe Neighborhood, Neighborhood of the Arts Neighborhood, Swillburg Neighborhood, Cobbs Hill Park, South Wedge Neighborhood and more!

The teachers and kids are going to look through all the photos they’ve taken and choose ones for SEAC to proudly display on our website, print, and use on our Instagram page.

Here are a few not artistic photos I snapped on my phone! I’m looking forward to showing off all the awesome photos in the future!

Pizza!

A HUGE thank you to Create A Pizza for keeping our bellies full by generously donating pizza during our trips! The kids, staff, and I sure appreciated it!

Also a thank you to Kiki (SEAC’s Fundraising Coordinator) and Lori Wood (SEAC’s Bookkeeper) for assisting me by delivering the pizza and hanging out while I was on the walkabouts! I couldn’t have done it without you!

Be well

Mike Evans

Executive Director

Supporting Foodlink’s Curbside Market!

Advocating and supporting anti-poverty initiatives and programs is one of SEAC’s Four Pillars of Focus, which is why we are thrilled and thankful we had the opportunity to sponsor Foodlink’s Curbside Market!  SEAC staff and volunteers handed out a hundred vouchers to individuals so they could purchase an extra $5 of fresh, healthy food! 

Taken from Curbside Market’s FB page

While handing out vouchers at The Manhattan Square Family Medicine, El Towers, and Pinnacle Place, we got to talk to some wonderful people, hearing some of their stories about their life, what they like about Rochester and their hopes for the Rochester 2034 Plan

We look forward to supporting and collaborating with Foodlink again in the future!

Lastly- a very happy birthday to the Curbside Market, which has been bringing fresh fruit and vegetables to our communities now for 8 years!  We appreciate all you do!

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Growing With SEAC Event- Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Our event at Wide Water Gardens is fast approaching! It’s THIS Friday, 7/16/21, from 5pm to 8pm 345 Rosedale St, Rochester, NY 14620!

There will be refreshments, entertainment, a beautiful garden to walk through, and you can come hangout with residents of the neighborhood and employees of SEAC!

We want to thank all of our event sponsors for the event! With their generous support this event is going to be exciting and lots of fun!

Growing With SEAC (July 2021)

Abundance Food Co-Op

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Grass Fed: A Vegan Butcher

High Falls Tree Service

Indigo Luxe Collections

Just Juice 4 Life

Misfit Doughnuts and Treats

 Red Fern