I like to give my sincerest thanks and gratitude for the tremendous support that 540WMain has received throughout the month of March. So far, the center has been bustling with truly unique and one of a kind events that have out a spotlight on the center’s core mission; connecting and providing Greater Rochester and the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood with positive unique cultural, art, and holistic experiences.
Mayor Warren Visit
On March 6, Mayor Lovely Warren paid a special visit to 540WMain. Her visit was a result of the center being part of KIVA Rochester; a crowdfunding micro-loan program supported by the City of Rochester. Mayor Warren embarked on a KIVA Business Tour that saw her visit four dynamic KIVA success stories including 540WMain. The visit was an amazing experience and 540WMain received television coverage courtesy News 10 WHEC. Read more 540WMain news coverage by visiting the website PRESS page.
Olek Love Across The USA Workshop
On March 7, International Crochet Artist held the third and last of her series of Crochet Workshops in the centers’ Community Room . This Workshop is part of Olek’s Love Across The USA Tour which see’s the artist visit every state through 2020 to create community created crochet public art. Our historic Susan B. district is the first stop on this tour and will culminate in a crochet portrait (of Susan B. Anthony) that will drape the side of a building in our district. Crochet enthusiasts near and far came out to 540WMain to hear Olek’s dynamic story and learn her technique. The best part about this project is that the community will create the squares needed for the work of art. Over 40 community members came out to the workshop and the camaraderie and electric energy was a sight to behold. In fact, so many came out that the community was overflowing. I am thankful to The Wall Therapy team for coordinating this huge effort and including 540WMain in this historic project.
Our Voice Radio Interview
March 7 also saw me visit Our Voice Radio for the second time and have a dynamic discussion with Host Kenny Jean. I am thankful for the platform to discuss all the positive & trans formative work happening at 540WMain and in the Susan B. Anthony District. Our Voice Radio is part of WAYO 104.3 Rochester’s Free Radio Station. You can learn more here
Be sure to visit 540WMain. We are open Tuesday-Friday 3:30-6:30 PM and have so much more to come this month and beyond. Together we grow.
Calvin Eaton, Founder & Executive Director