The East End Arts Council annual gala, ARTworks, was held on Thursday, July 19, at Riverhead’s Suffolk Theater. The gala serves as a fundraiser for the organization, while honoring community members dedicated to supporting the arts.
“We’ve just finished a very successful fundraising gala that will set us up to create a sustainable five-year plan for programming and operations,” said John McLane, EEA board president.
The event gave an Excellence in the Arts Award to Brady Rymer, a children’s singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy nominee. Community Impact Awards went to Conifer Realty, Scott Middleton, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, and the Salvatico Family & Jaral Properties, Inc. Festivities included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions.
EEA is a not-for-profit organization aiming to build and enrich the community with arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration since 1972.