East End Arts: Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival / 5.27

East End Arts 22nd Annual

Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

Featuring Artisan Vendors & Food Trucks


Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Downtown Riverhead

Street painter at work at the East End Arts 21st Annual. Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival.

East End Arts is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival featuring artisan and crafts vendors and food trucks. The festival will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in downtown Riverhead, NY. Along East Main Street, between Roanoke Ave and East Ave, alongside street painters, live music, dancing, and other activities; artists, artisans, and crafts people will be selling original handmade products, all while street painting artists brighten Main Street with “I Madonnari”, a timeless street chalk art dating back to the 16th century. This beloved annual fun-for-the-entire-family festival is where families and friends, artists, musicians, and lovers of the arts – young and old – unite to enjoy the creative spirit. Admission to the festival is free.

New this Year!

East End Arts is partnering with Long Island Cares, Inc. to nourish the soul and feed the body. To fill the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank, everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item. Each donation enters the giver in a raffle for a chance to win Splish Splash tickets.

The Long Island Creative Vortex, an East End Arts partner, will unveil a multi artist display “Made You Look – A Show of Reflections.” This is a collection of works from 20 artists that will present their one-of-a-kind art exhibition on view in the Carriage House. Visitors are encouraged to create their own creative art interpretations.

“East End is thrilled to be partnering with two innovative organizations – both who are bringing awareness to current social issues. Raising the public’s consciousness through art is so rewarding, as art is a universal language.” Said Patricia Snyder, Executive Director, East Ends Arts.


For more information about the event, visit:


This event draws over 5,000 local residents and tourists to downtown Riverhead for a Memorial Day Weekend tradition where families and friends, artists, musicians, and lovers of the arts, young and old, enjoy the creative spirit together. All activities take place in downtown Riverhead on East Main Street, between Roanoke Ave and East Avenue, and on the grounds of East End Arts (133 and 141 East Main Street.) In the case of rain, the event will be held on Monday, May 28, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM; notice will be posted at eastendarts.org and 631-727-0900.

The 22nd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival is made possible by the generous support of sponsors. East End Arts extends thanks to lead sponsor, Bridgehampton National Bank, as well as the Knapp Swezey Foundation, Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning, Town of Riverhead, Riverhead Building Supply, United Riverhead Terminal, Inc, MFB Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank, LLP, 104.7 WELJ, Peconic Ballet Theatre, RiverheadLocal.com, Long Island Cares, Splish Splash and MOTO Sport.

Many sponsorship opportunities are available; contact East End Arts for more info.


For more information, contact East End Arts at 631-727-0900 or info@eastendarts.org, or visit the East End Arts Gallery located at 133 E. Main Street in Riverhead, NY (hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.)


Below is a list of artists, artisans, and crafts vendors featured at this year’s event!


Gourmet food truck vendors include:

  • Anewyoricanthing – anewyoricanthing.com
  • Eat Me, Drink Me
  • Noah’s on the Road
  • Hines Catering
  • Pizza Rita



East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.




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