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Lake Affect Magazine to Host June 9th Release Party – Open to the Public

June 1, 2023

Lake Affect Magazine will host an Open to the Public Release Party on June 9th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander Street) in the South Wedge Neighborhood of Rochester. Come see the work of local artists, pick up a complimentary copy of the June ’23 Spring/Summer issue of Lake Affect, and mingle with other art makers, collectors, and your neighbors.

Matthew Vanderlee, a Rochester based artist and educator, penned a great special feature on local art organizations, editor Emily Collins composed an essay on the regional music scene in collaboration with The Rochester & Buffalo Music Halls of Fame, and Roy Allen (with help from his friends – Jonathan Cloud, Ram Shrivastava, and Mike Haugh) continued his coverage of the Great Lakes Basin Region.

“Boulder Coffee is the perfect venue for our June ’23 Release Party,” said Roy Allen – President of smallMatters institute, a 501-c-3 education-focused nonprofit organization and Publisher of Lake Affect Magazine. “Boulder has been a longtime supporter of local community groups and causes. Partnering with them for our June Release Party brings business to their doors and a familiar gathering place to our readers, sponsors, and contributors.”

The event will be coordinated by The Yards Collective – another popular community art organization. Allen added, “Great opportunities arise when mindful people collaborate. We are grateful for our Lake Affect staff, for the Boulder Coffee team, and for the guidance of The Yards in bringing this event to fruition.”

Lake Affect Magazine is published twice a year – in June and November. Complimentary copies can be found at more than 400 locations throughout Western/Central NY and the Finger Lakes Region. Visit their Facebook (Lake Affect Magazine) and Instagram (@lakeaffectny) for more information on the June 9th Release Party event.

About smallMatters Institute (sMI)
smallMatters Institute is a 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to inform and educate individuals and the general public on how to embrace ideas that unite us. Its research team identifies gaps in society and explores economic solutions to fill the gaps. Inspired by Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of microfinancing, who promotes the idea that economic forces can be harnessed to solve important social problems, sMI supports the integration of traditional and venture philanthropy, social impact investing, and the best practices of business to solve the age old problem of planning for and sustaining multi-generational civic leadership. sMI purchased Lake Affect Magazine in October of 2020. The June ’23 issue will be #61, since 1994.


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