Seeing smiling faces when out and about. It is refreshing, isn't it? With things beginning to return to normal as we work our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a return of outdoor events in Rochester and across Minnesota.

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Coming up on June 26th is an awesome event that will occur at six different outdoor locations in downtown Rochester, running from 1 pm to 4 pm. You'll want to be sure to gather all of your friends to get some drinks, some food, and see some amazing artists and entertainers!

Photo From Creative Crawl

It is called a "Creative Crawl" where visitors will be able to check out different locations across the downtown including at the Rochester Art Center, Peace Plaza, and the Rochester Civic Theatre. The event is put together to allow visitors to walk through Downtown Rochester finding creators ranging from painters and poets to reggae musicians and country music acts.

The Creative Crawl locations, musicians, and artists:

1. Bleu Duck Kitchen, 14 4th St. SW
-Becky Schlegel, Folk-Country-Bluegrass
-Willow Gentile, Painting

2. Café Steam, 315 Broadway Ave S
-Sothea Lam, Reggae
-Jennifer Jesseph, Flash Poetry

3. The Cove, alley behind Canvas and Chardonnay, 317 Broadway Ave S
-LaidEe P, DJ / with Jae Havoc, Rap
-Flower Joy Bee, Painting

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4. Peace Plaza, the intersection of 1st Ave. SW and 1st St. SW
-The D’Sievers, Jazz
-Olivia Allen-Wickler, Printmaking

5. Rochester Civic Theatre Patio, 20 Civic Center Dr. SE
-Voices of Eloquence, Pop-R & B-Jazz- Neo Soul
-Amarama Art, Needle Felting and Wool Spinning

6. Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Dr. SE
-Miriam Haacke, Singer-songwriter
-Cassandra Buck, Chalk Art

The event is organized by John and Beth Sievers and is funded by a Start-Up Grant from the Downtown Alliance. In the case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, June 27th from 1 pm to 4 pm.

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