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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2018 Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival Saturday October 6 - RIOC Seeking Artists To Paint Outdoor Murals Depicting Theme Of Exploring Your Freedom: Uniting A Nation - Friday September 14 Deadline To Apply

The annual Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday October 6. According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) will present its annual Fall for Arts Festival on Roosevelt Island.

Through the years, this celebration of creativity and the changing seasons has become a much-loved tradition for children and adults alike, featuring hands-on arts-and-crafts workshops for children and adults, amusements, and live entertainment.

One of the event’s most well-loved traditions is a combination of performance and traditional arts through the outdoor artwork creation: the making of free-standing murals during the Festival. This year, our theme is “Exploring Your Freedom: Uniting a Nation”.

We are looking for artists to create works of art that express your ideals, fears, and hopes of the future.

We are seeking artists or groups to each paint one of several 6’ high by 8’ long and 6’ high by 16’ long murals outdoors during the Festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Island’s Southpoint Park and FDR Four Freedoms State Park, as well as on the lawn south of Rivercross, 501 Main St. Artists are free to arrange an earlier time to begin their work, if needed.

How to Apply: We invite you to submit a sketch of your design or any inquiries along with a title and short description of the concept and technical method. Sketches should be sized according to a 6’ high x 8’ long or 6’ high x 16’ long ratio and submitted in jpeg, PDF or hard copy format. Please submit your sketches no later than Friday, September 14 to

Participation in this event is free; basic paints, brushes, and a primed surface are provided! All participating artists will also receive a free festival t-shirt. Once complete, murals will stay on display on the lawn for several weeks.

Once removed from the lawn, selected works will be displayed at the Island’s Motorgate Atrium Gallery through late 2019. All artwork will remain the property of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and may be displayed on Roosevelt Island to beautify the community in the future.

We welcome your participation and creativity – good luck!
Here are some of the murals
from the 2017 Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival.

Click on the full screen icon on bottom right for better view.