The Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance has been named the 2017 Recipient of the Betty Strasenburgh Award for Activism. This award, given annually by the Community Design Center of Rochester, honors our effort to convert a landmark building on Joseph Avenue into a Center for Performing and Visual Arts, the dance, music and theater programs we continue to develop for Rochester and underserved families and youth, and all those supporters who have helped us get to this day.
On June 21, 2017 Mayor Lovely Warren participated in a plaque unveiling ceremony -- our building at 692 Joseph Avenue has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places! Also gracing the podium: Isobel Goldman (Farash Foundation), Wayne Goodman (Landmark Society of Western New York), and Sherman Dickerson (Joseph Avenue Business Association). Featured the same evening on local television news, this important event concluded with a stirring performance by the Garth Fagan Youth Dance Ensemble, Yvana Melendez, and Bonnie Abrams.