Fall for Arts Festival

Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*Rescheduled due to inclement weather.


2022 Fall for Arts Festival

Taking place on the Meditation Lawn on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, this 17th annual festival will include eclectic live painting of original murals, food vendors and more. 

This year’s theme, “Celebrating Diversity,” invites artists to envision how celebrating diversity can display how we appreciate our differences and come together as one. After the festival, selected artworks will be displayed at Roosevelt Island’s Motorgate Atrium Gallery. All artwork will remain RIOC property and may be displayed on Roosevelt Island to beautify the community in the future.

Call For Artists!

Mural Artists: RIOC is looking for artists who are seeking to create works that envision celebrating diversity! Each artist will paint one of several 6’ high by 8’ long or 6’ high by 16’ long murals outdoors during the festival.

How to Apply: Please submit a sketch of your design, or any inquiries, along with a title and short description of the concept and technical method, based on this year’s theme. Sketches should be sized according to a 6’ high x 8’ long or 6’ high x 16’ long ratio and submitted in jpeg, PDF or hard copy format. Submission does not guarantee selection.

*Deadline Extended* Please submit your sketches by Tuesday, September 20th to submissions@rivaagallery.org 

Participation in this event is FREE; basic acrylic and spray paints, brushes, and a primed mural surface are provided! Once complete, murals will stay on display outdoors for several weeks.

We welcome your participation and creativity. Good luck!

All event activities will strongly encourage individuals to wear a mask and encourage social distancing. 

Rain date: Sunday, October 2nd