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Posted on: March 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Roosevelt Island’s Motorgate gallery set for 2018 opening

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Gallery to feature murals painted by island and local community artists at last year’s Fall for Arts Festival

WHO: The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

WHAT: Will unveil the latest murals - painted by island and other local community artists during the island’s 2017 Fall for Art Festival - to be added to Roosevelt Island’s Motorgate Gallery, located in the atrium of the seven-story Motorgate parking garage next to the Roosevelt Island Bridge which connects the island to Queens.


WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018; from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Motorgate, 688 Main St. (next to Gristedes grocery market), Roosevelt Island, New York, N.Y.  Visitors can also use public transportation to travel to the island via the iconic Roosevelt Island Tram – from the 59 Street tram plaza - or the MTA subway’s F-train to Roosevelt Island and then walk – or take the island’s free Red Bus that stops at both the Tram and subway stations -  south along the West Promenade to the parking garage. 


WHAT ELSE: The gallery opening will feature artists’ interpretations of how their work relates to last year’s festival theme: “Relentless Rhythm: City in Motion”; live music from The Jazz Salonists and  refreshments. This is a free event. 

The Fall for Arts Festival, now entering its 13th year, is an annual Roosevelt Island event that invites artists – children and adults - to participate in the day- long mural and crafts festival set to a pre-determined theme. Participation in the event is free; as are all basic paints, brushes and primed painting surfaces. Winning murals will hang in the garage atrium for one year. 

The 2018 Fall for Art Festival on the island will be held September 29, 2018.


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