Welcome to Explore NOTA!

Welcome to Explore NOTA!

Rochester's Summer-long Scavenger Hunt of the Neighborhood of the Arts!

Here's a chance for all of you closet super sleuths to activate your inner Sherlock while nabbing some prizes, too!

On Friday, May 2, 2014, the business association of the Neighborhood of the Arts will launch a summer-long scavenger hunt called Explore NOTA.

QR codes, which are similar to bar codes, will be displayed in participating businesses throughout the neighborhood. Look for a NOTA kiosk to start the game! You'll scan the code with your smart phone to earn points. Completing a series of visits will earn you a virtual badge.

Each month has a theme:
May - First Friday Badge
June - Garden Badge
July - Foodie Badge
August - Public Art Badge
September - NOTA Selfie Badge*
October - Street Painting and Awards Badge

Other badge themes are music, cultural, foodie, and event. The event badge will be earned by finding and scanning codes at NOTA events, so keep an eye out at events such as the Eastman House Garden Vibes concerts!

Monthly challenges make it possible for short-term players, including people visiting the city, to participate. You can scan all the public art QR codes, for example, in a single day!

Challenges end in October. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the NOTA street art event. Follow all the challenges and updates on the Explore NOTA Facebook page and @ExploreNota on Twitter.

*Take a photo of yourself in front of some NOTA icons and post to our Facebook! Use the hashtags #ExploreNOTA and #selfie on Twitter and Instagram. We'll be sharing the best submissions!

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