05/26/13 12:37am
05/26/2013 12:37 AM
COURTESY PHOTO  |  Colleen Hewson of Syosset had her artwork chosen to represent this year's

COURTESY PHOTO | Colleen Hewson of Syosset had her artwork chosen to represent this year’s Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival.

Every Memorial Day weekend for the past four years, Colleen Hewson has shown off her artistic skills at the East End Arts’ Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival.

At this year’s festival, which starts Sunday, Ms. Hewson’s artwork will be prominently featured. The 17-year-old Syosset High School student created the artwork that’s being used to represent this year’s festival. Ms. Hewson said she loves to draw, paint and take photos. Next year she plans to attend a university in Austria to take a general studies program with a goal of earning a degree in early childhood education.

The festival is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of of East End Arts and along the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead.

The event features plenty of entertainment, including live music and gourmet food trucks. A rain date is Monday.

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