The 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is finally upon us! Running for a full 10 days, Fringe brings 380 shows downtown and to the surrounding area, a third of which are FREE. Comedy, dance, theatre, music, film, and more. You'll also being hearing quite a bit from us over the next 10 days as we were recently asked to be part of the Official Blog Team for 2014! You'll even be hearing from a few contributors on our site.
Something new to Fringe this year is a large, interactive art sculpture, entitled "MY THING".
Created by artist Eric Waugh, MY THING gives Fringe fans a chance to be in the spotlight. This blank canvas was created by Corey Fountain, an art director, production manager and craftsman specialist at Jay Worldwide, and will soon be covered with photos of fans.
MY THING launched Wednesday night and will be on display during Friday on the Fringe in Martin Luther King Jr. Park (a.k.a. Manhattan Square Park) and then it will move to the Spiegelgarden for the remainder of Fringe.
First, have your photo taken (free!), write on the photo what your "thing" is (like what you do or what you love), and then watch as Eric turns it into art. You'll even receive a copy of the photo to keep.
Fringe is encouraging you to share your photo on social media and tag it #myfringething!
So Rochester, come be a part of the experience, what is your THING?
Location Details: Friday, 9/19, on display from 5-9pm at the Lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park Saturday, 9/20-9/27, on location at the Spiegelgarden (corner of East Main & Gibbs)