The Plan:

My proposal will showcase Rochester’s unique diversity through two unique, cost-effective public arts projects.



I Am Rochester will utilize digitally printed perforated vinyl to offer a glimpse into Rochester’s rich diversity. Featuring portraits of Rochester locals installed on the upcoming Broadway Avenue bus stops, this project will add color, vibrancy and foster an increased sense of community. Community members will be encouraged to use the #IAmRochester tag on social media to further enhance visibility of the city’s investment in public art.

The Traveling Benches is a unique public art project that is functional, engaging and collaborative. Eight artist-designed benches will be created over a four-day period at the Civic Center. The public and media will be encouraged to come and see the creation of the artwork. Following their creation, the benches will be installed first along Broadway Avenue before traveling to several other public locations throughout the year.

About Me

Hey there, I’m Elisha Andrew Marin. I’m a musician, artist, educator and community organizer. Community art is my passion. As president of the Freeborn County Arts Initiative, a 501c3 arts nonprofit I helped found in 2012, I oversee and execute public art projects from street fairs to gallery exhibitions. My resume is available here.

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