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Annual Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

By Judi Desiderio, Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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The 16th Annual Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival will take place this year on Memorial Day weekend-Sunday May 27th only, from 12 noon to 5 pm! (rain date Monday May 28th).

Presented by the East End Arts Council, street painters 14 years of age and up commence upon East Main Street to create works of art on the sidewalks with colored chalks. Street painting is a form of art that may date back to Italy in the 16th century. Sizes of the artwork showcased will vary in mural size from 4×6′ to 8×8′, and are each sponsored by a local business. Funds will benefit the East End Art School scholarships.

As this is a “Festival”, the sidewalks will also be a buzz with artisan and craftsman booths, offering for sale fine art, crafts and woodwork, and homemade food items, all at reasonable prices. An inspiring and fun event for all to kick off the traditional beginning of the summer season!