Community Mosaic/Street Painting Festival underway in Riverhead


Creativity will have a field day in downtown Riverhead as the East End Arts Council is hosting the 15th annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival today, Sunday.

At the heart of this celebration of the arts will be street painting, an art form dating back to the 16th century. Painters 14 years of age or older can register in advance at no charge. They will be assigned squares sponsored by local businesses.

Artists of all ages will be able to purchase squares for $20, which includes supplies.

In addition to street painting, the festival will offer face-painting and other arts and crafts activities for children, an exhibit and sale of work by local artists and an opportunity to meet EEAC’s artist in residence. Entertainment will include storytelling, performances by local musicians and a drumming and dance circle.

The Community Mosaic, which runs from noon to 5 p.m., will take place on Main Street between Roanoke Avenue and East Street and on the grounds of EEAC. Admission is free.

For information, visit eastendarts.org or call 727-0900.