Big Art Wanted

Have any large art hanging around? Does it relate to water? If so, the East End Arts Council wants to hear from you. But hurry—there’s a deadline of April 23.

Artworks ranging from a minimum of 30 inches and a maximum of 84 inches in height are being sought for a new juried art show. Titled, “Catch the Wave,” art will be installed in the windows of vacant storefronts in Riverhead. The storefront art show will remain on view throughout the summer.

To be considered, submissions must be received by Friday, April 23 at 4 p.m. Prospectus are available at or can be requested by calling 631-727-0900. Artwork should have a water theme. All mediums will be accepted.

The public artwork project is a joint venture between Riverhead Enterprises, the Apollo Group and the East End Arts Council. One aim is to beautify a stretch of East Main Street that is lined on both sides by vacant shops.

Another is to provide opportunities for artists to have their work seen by a broad audience. While business is a bit lacking along that stretch of road, there are plenty of celebrations and festivities that ensure the artwork will get noticed.

The Catch the Wave exhibition will launched in May (most likely) with a Downtown Dance Party Art Reception held in vacant building. Summer brings the EEAC’s Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, the Riverhead Blues Festival and Atlantis Marie World Aquarium’s 10th anniversary celebration. Visit for information.

pat rogers

Pat Rogers is a freelance writer specializing in arts and culture on Long Island. When not going to art openings or interviewing actors or musicians, she’s looking for the next interesting story.