Join the Movement

Our manifesto is a “work in progress” please email us at hello@oneworldutica.com if you have suggestions or would like more information. One World Utica Manifesto [ short version – draft one ] WE welcome all and celebrate the city of Utica’s cultural mosaic of heritage, beliefs and traditions. – WE encourage diverse perspectives, viewpoints and ideas in our city’s schools, institutions, workplaces and government. – WE promise to protect and beautify our environment and shared spaces. Read more…

New Hartford Elementary Students Create Community Mural

 This project was so fulfilling to complete. For the district art show, my colleague Holly Parker, Elementary Art school teacher, taped out the boards and I assisted kids to paint warm colors on top, cool at bottom. Some mishaps here and there, but nothing a few more coats of paints couldn’t remedy. When the tape comes off you have a clean defined edge outlining the painterly patches of color.

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees Receives State Funding

For Immediate Release January 10, 2018 Utica, New York– The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) is pleased to announce it has secured awards totaling nearly $1.75 million dollars through the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, for building acquisition and renovations at our new 201 Bleecker Street location. This investment in The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees will establish a “One World Welcome and Opportunity Center” in the heart of downtown Utica. Read more…

Utica’s Cultural Tapestry

The Mohawk Valley’s resources, geography and trade routes have historically attracted those with a quest to shape and develop thriving communities. The native peoples of the Iroquois’ Oneida Nation cultivated and stewarded the land for centuries before the first Europeans arrived.  To their legacy layers of narratives and histories were added creating the ever-evolving cultural tapestry for which Utica and the Mohawk Valley are known  Non-native settlers found new lives in the region when they Read more…

Levitt AMP Series 2018

UTICA MONDAY NITE June 25 – August 27, 2018 **2016 and 2017 Levitt AMP winner For the third year, the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series returns to Kopernik Park—a green space within walking distance of the city’s community gardens, the Utica Public Library and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees—to fuel the city’s social, physical and financial resurgence by bringing together its diverse local and refugee residents to reenergize an underused gathering space and Read more…

Reimagining The Arts – Downtown Banner Project

Downtown Utica “Reimagining the Arts” Banner Campaign – CELEBRATING AND DIVERSIFYING ARTS AND CULTURE Multiple disciplines and 70 diverse artists are celebrated as part of Utica’s “Reimagining the Arts” street gallery banner campaign. As you stroll up Genesee Street, this guide will help you learn more about the work and lives of the featured high school students, college professors, jewelry makers, photographers, painters, sculptors, culinary artists and other local creatives – both amateur and professional Read more…

One World Flower Fest 2018

Saturday, May 12 at 11p.m. – 3 p.m. Oneida Square and 500 Plant Street, Utica NY Please join us!  One World Flower Fest unites residents, businesses, and organizations in Utica’s Oneida Square — both at the event and during its creation. The Festival fosters appreciation for all the neighborhood has to offer, strengthens ties between community members, and beautifies Oneida Square. What can you expect? A lively festival of flowers, art, music, and Utica! We Read more…

Call for Artists: One World Flower Festival

There are many chances for artists to get involved in Rust to Green’s 4th Annual One World Flower Festival, being held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 (Mother’s Day Weekend!) in the Oneida Square Arts District in Downtown Utica. The event will once again bring people, creativity, beauty, character and positive energy to the neighborhood. It is made possible by a consortium of neighbors and businesses in the district working together. This year, Utica Love is Read more…