The annual ArtAwake festival will be held on Saturday April 16, from 2 p.m. to midnight at The Metropolitan (former Chase Tower, 195 East Main Street). This year's event features more than 120 pieces of art from 80 regional artists, including college students and professional artists. Musical entertainment from a variety of genres will be provided throughout the day, and food from Pittsford Dairy, The King and I, Juan and Mario's Empanadas, Red Fern, and Aladdin's will be available for purchase. A cash bar will be open from 5 to 11 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for UR students ($10 at the door), $9 for UR faculty and staff and other college students ($11 door), $10 for the general public ($12 door), and free to children under age 12. Tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons at the University of Rochester, the Memorial Art Gallery, and at the door. Parking is available at the South Avenue Garage located at 39 Stone Street. A full schedule and list of bands are available at www.artawake.org.