This community event has a tradition of celebrating creativity and the changing seasons. It combines performance and traditional arts through the creation of free-standing murals during the Festival. The theme for 2019 was “EarthLove: Protect, Renew, Grow”.
Hands-on arts and crafts workshops, amusements, and live music were featured throughout the day. Participation in this event is free; basic paints, brushes, and a primed surface are provided! All participating artists received a free festival t-shirt. Once complete, murals remain displayed on the lawn for several weeks.
After the Festival: Selected 2019 artworks will be displayed at Roosevelt Island’s Motorgate Atrium Gallery starting in April 2020. All artwork will remain the RIOC property and may be displayed on Roosevelt Island to beautify the community in the future.