Celebrating Street Art

The Long Island community gathered for the East End Art Council’s 22nd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival on Monday, May 28.

“We had a great turnout even though we rescheduled to the rain date,” said Elizabeth Malunowics, who manages public relations for the EEAC.

People of all ages came out to celebrate art in downtown Riverhead during the family-friendly festival, which offered street painting, a craft fair, live music, drumming, dance, and food trucks.

Participants were asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a food drive managed by Long Island Cares, a Hauppauge-based hunger assistance organization.

An installation called “Creative Vortex” had art on display as well as a space for people to create and add to it. Since the sun was out, many people participated in a drumming circle on the lawn, while storytelling went on in one of the barns. Artisan vendors sold their handcrafted items in booths on the street.
“The sun broke through and there were smiles all around. It was just a great day,” said Malunowics.

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