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Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester Announces Opening of New Facilities and Gallery Space
Senator James S. Alesi and Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle presented with the 2004 Community Spirit Award for service to the arts community

September 2, 2004- Rochester, NY- The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is delighted to announce the grand opening of its new facilities at 277 North Goodman Street.

The project, begun in 2002, includes a complete renovation of a 5,000 square foot space for offices, receptions, press conferences, musical performances and other events designed to foster the arts. The new space is also home to a community art gallery, where regional artists can display their work.

At the Grand Opening Celebration today, the Arts Council presented its 2004 Community Spirit Awards to Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle, Senator James S. Alesi, Elizabeth A. Fomin Interior Design/Space Planning, and The Gleason Foundation for support and funding of the project.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who made this project possible,” stated Sarah E. Lentini, Arts Council President and CEO “Because of the visionary support of Senator Alesi and Assemblyman Morelle, the Arts Council is able to expand its benefits to both its membership and the greater Rochester community.”

Additional contributions to this project were provided by AJS Concepts LLC, James Bridges, Davenport-Hatch Foundation, The Gleason Foundation, Nancy Gong, Suzanne Gouvernet, Robert D. Hursh, Knoll Inc., LeChase Construction Services, Nixon Peabody LLP, Rel Comm Inc., and Grace Tillinghast.




This site is supported by funding from State of New York Grants secured by Senator James S. Alesi, Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle, and Senator Joseph E. Robach; the New York State Council on the Arts; WROC Television; and Rochester Area Community Foundation.