Fall for Arts 2019 brings visual arts to life on Roosevelt Island. On September 28th, murals are created live in three locations as visitors are invited to watch and wonder. Family activities brighten the festival.

Fall for Arts 2019 Poster

Artists eager to bring their skills to open air mural creation are welcome to apply for a spot until September 6th. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation contributes all the supplies you need, canvases set up, paints and brushes.

The event combines performance and traditional arts through the creation of free-standing murals during the Festival. This year, our theme is “EarthLove: Protect, Renew, Grow”.

Fall for Arts 2019

“RIOC is looking for artists or groups who are seeking to create works that encourage the importance of respecting the environment,” the State agency said.

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“Each artist/group will paint one of several 6’ high by 8’ long or 6’ high by 16’ long murals outdoors during the festival from 10 AM – 4 PM,” although earlier starts can be arranged.

Along with Fall for Arts original space on the Rivercross Lawn, mural painting adds ideas and color to Southpoint and FDR Four Freedoms Parks.

Family activities and music spice Southpoint, and Four Freedoms adds Kite Flight for Peace and Human Rights, coinciding with International Peace Day.

More than a day…

After participating artists finish their work, murals stay until winter’s approach forces removal several weeks later.

And there’s more…

Early in the Spring, RIOC chooses murals from the festival for an opening at the Motorgate Gallery.

A look back, Fall for Arts 2018

On September 28th, come to Roosevelt Island for a live arts festival in fair fall weather. Access is by Subway (F Train), NYC Ferry, MTA Q102 bus and car with limited parking. Motorgate garage is adjacent to the Roosevelt Island Bridge.

Free red shuttle buses connect Island points of interest.


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