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Geneva Night Out To Restructure and Refocus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Geneva Night Out Restructures and Refocuses

Geneva, New York – June 24, 2017

Geneva Night Out is excited to announce a restructuring and refocusing of its operations. In 2013, the first Geneva Night Out took place at eleven locations around downtown, featuring eight visual artists and two musical acts. Over the next 51 consecutive months, hundreds of artists (crafters, actors, musicians, writers, and more), dozens of downtown locations, and thousands of attendees helped create a new first Friday monthly tradition in our lakeside city.

Four years later in 2017, downtown is a very different place. Area residents and an increasing number of tourists to the region are now finding their way downtown not only on the first Friday of each month, but every other night of the year. Geneva has now become a regional destination, with unique businesses opening their doors and offering something new for everyone to enjoy. We’ve been excited to have been part of this revitalization occurring in Geneva.

When the Geneva Night Out steering committee first met in late 2012, our goal was to “cultivate an increasingly inviting, walkable, diverse and arts-friendly destination.” Today it is clear that we’ve achieved that goal, and more. We are grateful to everyone who has helped make Geneva Night Out an integral part of downtown’s renaissance, especially all the artists, businesses, and participants who have made GNO such a success and Geneva such a thriving destination over the past four years.

After careful consideration, the GNO steering committee has decided to redefine the primary goal of Geneva Night Out. We will no longer be working on creating monthly events to encourage shoppers downtown, but focusing our attention to create a handful of stand-out celebrations that bring together local artists, musicians, and businesses around specific themes. By focusing on fewer events, we plan to make them particularly exceptional. Currently, we are planning Geneva Night Out events like the April Scott LaFaro Celebration, a fall Harvest celebration, and the winter Holiday Edition in December. These Geneva Night Out events will continue the tradition of sponsoring local artists and musicians in local venues, but will be supplemented with extra activities to heighten the experience and the growing regional draw of downtown Geneva. We look forward to rolling out these future events. Until then, we encourage everyone to head downtown and see what’s happening!

Downtown has and will continue to evolve, and so will Geneva Night Out. Geneva is alive with activity, and the future of its downtown has never looked more bright!

Beth, Jim, Kelby, Kevin, Pablo and Todd
The Geneva Night Out Steering Committee

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Map of Geneva Night Out: Growing In Geneva Edition – Artists and Venues 6-2-17

The downloadable map for the June 2, 2017 Geneva Night Out is available now!

Click here to download or view the map:
Geneva Night Out Downloadable Map 6-2-17

Maps will also be available at our participating venues.

Many thanks to all of our artists, participating venues, attendees, and sponsors: the Finger Lakes Times, Finger Lakes Public Radio and Rose Soiree.

See you there!

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Geneva Night Out is brought to you by Love Geneva, Stomping Grounds Art::Books::Gifts and The U.G. Collective.

Geneva Night Out: Growing In Geneva Edition – June 2, 2017

It’s time to spotlight Geneva’s rich horticultural history on June 2nd from 5:00pm-8:00pm during Geneva Night Out: Growing In Geneva Edition!

Fruit, flowers, vegetables, trees, and more: if it grows, Geneva’s got it, and we’ll be celebrating our city’s long history as a center of horticulture around the world.

The monthly self-guided walking map, detailing the full lineup of artists, venues, exhibits and activities, will be available soon at participating venues and at participating venues and here on the Geneva Night Out website.

Geneva Night Out is sponsored by Finger Lakes Times, Finger Lakes Public Radio and Rose Soiree.

Geneva Night Out is brought to you by Love Geneva, Stomping Grounds Art::Books::Gifts and U.G. Collective.

See you there!