Benches on Parade










WXXI captures the spirit of Rochester’s most recent community arts project in Benches on Parade. Shot in high definition, WXXI’s production showcases all 119 benches that were transformed into the beautiful works of art that have adorned the streets and parks of Rochester in Summer 2010.

Narrated by AM 1370 local Morning Edition host Alex Crichton, Benches on Parade offers a glimpse into the creation of these public works of art, talks with the project creators, bench sponsors, and beneficiaries, and shares the community’s reaction to the benches.

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Nazareth College                             The Big Parade                           Dixon Schwabl