Reshaping Rochester Lecture with Richard Newton
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7pm at Gleason Works
More info


Gallery Salon Series
"Community Conversation"
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
5:30pm at CDCR Design Gallery (1115 E. Main St)

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News & Events


Reshaping Rochester continues on March 27 with OLIN's Richard Newton!

Join us for Newton's FREE presentation, "Drawn to Water: Design Stories of City and River"! More info here.



Join us on Wednesday, April 10th for a follow-up discussion of ideas and strategies from Richard Newton's workshop and lecture!

5:30pm at the CDCR Design Gallery.

Our Gallery Salon Series allows community members to gather together, debrief the most recent Reshaping Rochester topic, and discuss how the concepts can be applied in our community.


Register by contacting us here.