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Open Call for Artists: Artisan & Crafts Vendors (posted January 20, 2016)

Open Call for Artists: Artisan & Crafts Vendors (posted January 20, 2016)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press contact: Stephanie Israel
631-727-0900
sisrael@eastendarts.org
Images available upon request

Open Call for Artists: Artisan & Crafts Vendors
East End Arts 20th Anniversary Community Mosaic
Street Painting Festival: May 29, 2016

(RIVERHEAD, NY, January 20, 2016) –– East End Arts is pleased to announce an open call for artist, artisan and crafts vendors for the fine arts and crafts fair at the 20th Anniversary Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival to be held Sunday, May 29, 2016, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Downtown Riverhead, NY. This popular annual fun-for-the-whole-family festival includes street painting on East Main Street, a fine arts and crafts fair of local artists and artisans, live music and entertainment, drumming, dance, gourmet food trucks, and more. This call is open to all artists, artisans and crafters to exhibit and sell their work.

East End Arts invites professional artists and craftspeople to submit a registration form and photos of their work for consideration for the fine art and craft sale held outdoors. Quality arts and crafts that are priced for a family event are recommended. Artisans of homemade goods such as soaps, potpourri, jams, etc. are encouraged to display and sell their wares. East End Arts members may reserve a 10’ x 10’ space for a $50 or $150 for non-members. Display setup, which begins at 9:00 AM the day of the event, and removal of artwork (no earlier than 5:00 PM), will be the responsibility of the artists. Pop-up tents, tables and chairs will not be provided. All sales transactions are between the artist and purchaser and the artists are responsible for sales-tax permits. There are no commissions taken by East End Arts on sales of artwork and crafts.

There is a special offer for vendors who sign-up on or before March 15, 2016: artist name/business and website link will be listed on East End Arts Community Mosaic webpage, as well as on the event promotional brochure distributed to over 3,000 businesses and individuals. Deadline to participate beyond this special offer is May 10, 2016. For the vendor application and all information, visit
http://www.eastendarts.org/gallery/artists.html/event/2016/05/10/deadline-for-artists-artisans-craft-vendors-to-apply-community-mosaic-street-painting-festival/114776.

East End Arts Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival draws over 5,000 local residents and tourists to downtown Riverhead for this 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 Street, and on the grounds of East End Arts (133 and 141 East Main Street.) The rain date for the event is Monday, May 30, 2016. The 20th Anniversary Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival is sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank.

For more information contact Sheree Elder, East End Arts Events Coordinator, at 631-727-0900 or events@eastendarts.org.
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East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 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.