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September 23, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
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Fall for Arts Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2023

A much-loved tradition featuring live mural painting, hands-on arts and crafts workshops for children and adults, and live entertainment.

Taking place on Meditation Lawn on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, this 18thannual festival will include eclectic live painting of original murals, food vendors and more! 


This year we will have 2 themes for artists to choose from: “Mythology” and “Riverside Rhythms: A Day of Art Meditation and Nature.” Artists are invited to offer their unique visions for these themes and how they might fit into the unique beauty and community of our island.  


After the festival, selected artworks will be displayed at Roosevelt Island’s Motorgate Atrium Gallery. 


Call For Artists!


Mural Artists: RIOC is looking for artists who are seeking to create works that explore our 2 main themes! Each artist will paint one of several 6’ ft. High by 8’ft. width 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 themes. Sketches should be sized according to a 6’ ft. High by 8’ft. width ratio and submitted in .jpeg (preferred) or .pdf form. Submission does not guarantee selection.

Please submit your sketches by Thursday, September 14th to 

Participation in this event is FREE; basic acrylic and spray paints, brushes, and a primed mural surface are provided! Artists may also bring their own brushes, paints, and supplies for use. Work can also be glued on to the 6x8 panels but cannot have any 3-D elements added.Once complete, murals will stay on display outdoors for several weeks.

We welcome your participation and creativity. Good luck!

Rain date: Saturday, September 30th 

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