East End Arts 19th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Downtown Riverhead, fun for the entire family!

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Riverhead, NY - April 17, 2015 - East End Arts is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival to be held Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 12 PM to 5 PM in downtown Riverhead, NY. Admission is free. The festival features street painting, an art form dating back to 16th Century Italy – called  “I Madonnari” – where street painters created works of art in front of cathedrals to pay homage to the Virgin Mary. Today, street painters at the Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival create images ranging from: pop culture to historical figures, portraits to landscapes, comedy to tragedy. This beloved annual fun-for-the-entire-family festival includes street painting on Main Street, a fine arts & crafts fair featuring local artists and artisans, live music on the Riverhead Town Show Mobile, a drum circle, food trucks, various arts, crafts, dance, and music activities for the whole family, and more. Stay connected with our online community using #eearts.
 
For more information about the event, to register to be a street painter, or for an artist vendor application, visit: http://www.eastendarts.org/programs/events/community-mosaic.html.
 
This event draws over 5,000 local residents and tourists to downtown Riverhead for a Memorial Day Weekend tradition where families and friends, artists, musicians, and lovers of the arts, young and old, enjoy the creative spirit together. All activities take place in downtown Riverhead on East Main Street, between Roanoke Ave and East Street, and on the grounds of East End Arts (133 and 141 East Main Street.) In the case of rain, the event will be held on Monday, May 25, from 2 PM to 5 PM.
 
The 19th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival is made possible by the generous support of sponsors. We extend our thanks to Lead Sponsor, Bridgehampton National Bank, as well as Edible East End, Ivy Acres, Macaroni Kid, Suffolk County National Bank, Talmage Farm Agway, Town of Riverhead, with additional support provided by Martha Clara Vineyards, Pine Barrens Printing, Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, and Splish Splash Water Park. Many sponsorship opportunities are available; contact East End Arts for more info.
 
For more information contact Anne Tschida Gomberg, Development and Events Director at 631-727-0900 or agomberg@eastendarts.org, or visit the East End Arts Gallery located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead (hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM.)