SLIDE SHOW: Riverhead’s Community Mosaic/Street Painting Festival

05/30/2011 10:33 AM |

The streets of downtown Riverhead were transformed into a canvas for local artists Sunday as the East End Arts Council hosted the 15th annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival.

At the heart of this celebration of the arts was the street painting, an art form dating back to the 16th century. Painters 14 years of age and older were assigned squares sponsored by local businesses.

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JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Riverhead High School student Kayla Lessard ponders her next move.