500 University Ave., Rochester NY 14607
Phone: (585) 276-8900
Story Walk is an interactive artistic sidewalk installed as part of the Art Walk Extension Enhancements Project in the Neighborhood of the Arts. Certain stones in the walk are engraved with words that visitors can use to access Rochester stories, memoirs, family histories, character studies, and other true stories gathered from community members.
Use your cell phone and dial into the main number for the OnCell tours: 585.627.4132. Listen to the introduction and wait for the prompt to add the code of the first four letters that you see embedded in the sidewalks. Punch in that code and you will be able to listen to the poetry and/or story. As an example – “Trees” would be “8733” – the numbers corresponding to the first four letters of the word.
Poets Walk was developed by William and Teresa Cochran to honor poets as artists of the written word.