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Community Mosaic: Street Painting Artist Registration

Thank you for your interest! Our advance street painter sign-up period is now closed as we have reached capacity. We hope you will join us the day of the event. 

Street painting squares for artists, families and all are available the day of the event for $20 per square. Chalk and blending materials are provided. 


Be A Street Painting Artist!

Register by Friday, May 17, 2019

At the 23rd Anniversary Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, Presented by East End Arts
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 12 – 5 PM • East Main Street, Downtown Riverhead, NY
Rain Date: Monday, May 27, 2 – 5 PM
5,000 visitors are expected to attend this popular community event.

This Memorial Day tradition brings family and friends together to enjoy their creative spirit in the company of artists, musicians, and art lovers. The day-long celebration centers on Il Madonnari street painting, an art form dating back to 16th century Italy, where street painters created works of art in front of cathedrals to pay homage to the Virgin Mary.


Street painting artists (if a group, all must be 14 years of age or older) are assigned a sponsored square when they register in advance, on a first come, first serve basis. There are a limited number of sponsored squares and there is no fee for street painting artists who register in advance. Chalk and blending materials are provided. We recommend bringing kneepads and a hat. Artwork must be suitable for public viewing. No words or symbols intended as advertising may appear within the image; however you may sign your name. If your square is sponsored, the sponsor’s name will appear above the space. You will be notified of acceptance prior to the event. Street painting artists agree that work done in conjunction with this festival may be reproduced by photograph or video and used by the East End Arts for promotional purposes. Artists must check in before 1:30 PM to avoid their square being given away. If you have an emergency and are unable to attend, please contact us at 631-727-0900.

Non-sponsored squares for street painting for artists, families and all are available the day of the event for $20 per square. Chalk and blending materials are provided.

Sponsorship of street painting squares supports the scholarship program at East End Arts School. Sponsor business names or dedications will be inscribed above the sponsor street square. Levels of sponsorship range from $150-$500. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please call 631-727-0900.


Contact or 631-727-0900