Category: NEWS

540WMain Announces First Friday Featured Artist Lavonne Barfield

picture of lavonne barfield a black woman artist

We are pleased to announce Lavonne Barfield as our First Friday Featured Artist About Lavonne LaVonne D. Barfield is a native to Rochester, NY and has been involved in  creative arts her whole life. She is a gifted multifaceted artist who has a heart…

3rd Annual Black Women Roc! Nomination Period Open | May 28 – June 2, 2019

We are pleased to open the nomination period for 540’s 3rd Annual Black Women Roc! Campaign About Black Women Roc!  Now in it’s 3rd year; Black Women Roc! is a digital media campaign that highlights the accomplishments of local black women who are change agents in the Rochester…

540WMain Calls for Art by Black Women & Women of Color Artists | 3rd Black Women Roc! Campaign

“540WMain is pleased to announce a call for art by Black & Women of Color artists for the 3rd Annual Black Women Roc Campaign” About Black Women Roc!  Now in it’s 3rd year; Black Women Roc! is a digital media campaign that highlights the accomplishments…

540 Hires Freelance Writer Chris Thompson as First Regular Blog Contributor

We are pleased to announce that we have hired freelance writer and blogger Chris Thompson as our first 540Blog regular contributor. Chris Thompson is a mechanical engineer by day and blogger, writer, and comedian his spare time. He has contributed to 540Blog in a…

Douglass Auditorium Hosts First Friday Art Exhibit featuring Najhay Quick

We are happy to present the First Friday Opening Reception for May 2019 featuring the work of Najhay Quick U Gotta Love Yourself by self-taught artist Najay Halo and will be featured in the Art Gallery at Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street About…