Huntington Arts Council

213 Main Street
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About Us

The Huntington Arts Council promotes arts and culture generated by Long Island artists to our children and to the general population.  We work to enrich the cultural, social and economic life of the community by nurturing the professional development of artists, and by providing timely news and events via Arts Cultural News (circulation: 90,000).  Our Arts-in-Education program reaches 35,000 children annually through our partner school districts.  We also offer artistic programs and services to our more than 100 cultural organization members who encompass the broad spectrum of arts disciplines.

The arts are an important reason why Long Island is increasingly recognized as a great place to live, work and conduct business.  The arts generate jobs and wages, millions in annual direct spending, and millions more in terms of indirect spending by people drawn to attend cultural events in our community.

The Huntington Arts Council plays a leading role in sustaining the economic benefits of the arts through its promotion of activities and events in our community.   The arts create a vibrant, energized, and culturally rich community.

Since it was founded in 1963, the Huntington Arts Council has inspired and aided the growth of hundreds of art organizations and individual artists now flourishing across Long Island.  The Huntington Arts Council celebrates the diversity of Long Island's cultural resources through sponsored activities, programs and publications that advocate cultural awareness and education.

The Huntington Arts Council is the official arts coordinating agency of the Town of Huntington and serves as the primary regranting agency in Suffolk County for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).


Upcoming Events at Huntington Arts Council

Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Opening Reception - Nightmare on Main Street

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Exhibition - Nightmare on Main Street

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Huntington, NY
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Recent News

Exhibition - Wearable Art at Huntington Arts Council

The Huntington Arts Council invited artists to participate in Wearable Art. The call encouraged entries to meet at the intersection of fashion and fine art through design, costume, or culture. Submissions were to be representative of the creative…

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Exhibition - The Winter Solstice: Darkness into Light

Congratulations to the following artists for being accepted into this juried show; Ennid Berger, Mary Ann Biehl, Amy Bisagni, Holly Black, Renee Blank, Terry Canavan, Wendy Curtis, Grainne  de Buitlear, Ralph DeCarli, Dr. Denise Douglas-Faraci,…

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The Huntington Summer Arts Festival 2017

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival brings a roster of exciting performing artists to the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park each year. Artists and ensembles include award winning, world-class talent in music, dance and theatre from around the…

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Exhibition - High Arts Showcase XIII

High Arts Showcase XIII student artwork from our JOURNEY partner schools on display March 30 – April 22.High Arts Showcase is the Arts Council’s annual student exhibit featuring the artwork of 11th and 12th grade students attending one of our…

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Juried Art Exhibition - Into the Deep

Juried Exhibit – “Into the Deep” Liz Fusco JurorClaus Hoie’s watercolors evoke the mysterious love affair between humans and the sea. Inspired by his work, this exhibit calls for artists to interpret their vision of one’s relationship with…

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Robert A. Scott-Solo Exhibit 'A Lens On Life'

The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the Opening Reception for Robert A. Scott – “A Lens on Life” Solo Exhibition on Friday, September 25, from 6-8pm at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington. The exhibit…

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Exhibition - Nightmare On Main Street

“Nightmare on Main Street”, Juried by – Michelle Carollo DEADLINE EXTENDED! - Entries are due October 2nd  The Huntington Arts Council invites students to submit work that is inspired by a Halloween theme– be it…

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Exhibition - Art In Marriage-Art And Edith Bernstein

Art is interested in shapes, whereas Edie is excited by color. Art is a sculptor, Edie a designer and maker of afghans. Although Art has been sculpting for most of his life, his interest in the medium started when he lived in Schenectady where he…

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Exhibition - A Lifetime Of Art

By Alice Riordan “I am extremely excited about bringing my “Lifetime” of work to such a special space as the Main Street Gallery. I am so very grateful to have my art and feel very lucky to be able to paint a still life one day and sculpt a…

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Winners Announced at Huntington Arts Council's 'Portrait' 2014

Featuring 27 Artists' Work Huntington, NY- The Huntington Arts Council's "Portrait" 2014 art exhibit juried Liz Jorg Masi. All are welcome to attend. Congratulations to Linda Giacalone whose piece "Portrait of a Young Woman" won Best in Show.…

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Invitation to Huntington Arts Council's 'Portrait' 2014

Featuring 27 Artists' Work Huntington, NY - Join us for the opening reception of the Huntington Arts Council's "Portrait" 2014 art exhibit juried Liz Jorg Masi. All are welcome to attend. "Portrait" features the work of 27 artists: Lawrence…

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Huntington Arts Council Announces Audition Dates for Got Talent? Long Island 2014

Huntington, NY - The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the opening of auditions for "Got Talent? Long Island", a talent competition for performers 18 years & under which will take place on May 31, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Dix Hills…

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Huntington Arts Council Named as Finalist in 2nd Annual Long Island Imagine Awards

Huntington, NY -- The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. was named a Finalist in the Pilot Benefits Innovation Award category in The Second Annual Long Island Imagine Awards. Launching in spring 2013, the Huntington Arts Council's SPARBOOMâ„¢ initiative…

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Invitation to Huntington Arts Council's 'High Arts Showcase X' Showcasing Student Artists from Seven High Schools

Huntington, NY- Over forty high school artists will have their work on exhibit at the Main Street Petite Gallery as part of the Huntington Arts Council's "High Arts Showcase X." Seven school districts that participate in the Council's JOURNEY Arts…

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Dan Christoffel Presents 'Pieces of Yesterday' Celebrating Black History Month's Civil Rights in America, the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Huntington, NY -- You're invited to join award-winning artist Dan Christoffel at the opening reception of his solo exhibit "Pieces of Yesterday" celebrating Black History Month's theme Civil Rights in America, the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil…

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Huntington Arts Council Welcomes New Board Members

Huntington, NY - The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the appointment of Nicole Larrauri, Linda Louis, and William A. Scorzari, Jr. Esq. to its Board of Directors. “The strength of our board continues to grow with the addition of these…

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Invitation to Opening Reception for Dynamic "Making an Impression II" Huntington Arts Council's 2013 Printmaking Exhibit

Huntington, NY - Twenty-six artists have had their work selected for exhibit in the Huntington Arts Council's 2013 "Making an Impression II" printmaking show, juried by Stephanie Navon Jacobson. The public is invited to meet many of the artists and…

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Huntington Arts Council Joins the National GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending with a Purpose

Huntington, NY - The Huntington Arts Council has joined the #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to…

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Artist Kevin McEvoy Wins Best in Show at Huntington Arts Council's 'Still Life' 2013

Huntington, NY - The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the awarding of "Best in Show" to artist Kevin McEvoy's oil painting "Resting Violin", just one of over 20 pieces of artwork currently on exhibit at the Main Street Petite Gallery. …

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Huntington Arts Council's 'Still Life' 2013

HUNTINGTON, NY---Join us for the opening reception of the Huntington Arts Council's 2013 "Still Life" art exhibit juried Susie Gach Peelle.  The reception will be from 6-8pm at the The Main Street Petite Gallery located at 213 Main Street,…

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Huntington Arts Council Invites All Fearless Folks to Opening Reception of 'Nightmare on Main Street' Juried Student Exhibition

Huntington, NY -- Got Guts?  If so, the Huntington Arts Council invites you to the opening reception of the "Nightmare on Main Street " juried student exhibition at the Main Street Petite Gallery.  Over 40 of Long Island's talented student artists…

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Huntington Arts Council Announces Five Musical Artists for "Gala 50" 50th Anniversary Celebration

HUNTINGTON, NY- The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the five musical artists performing at the upcoming "Gala 50" a 50th Anniversary celebration.The musical artists are Glen Roethel, Crystalyn Wynter, Salvatore Valentinetti, David Wong…

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Huntington Arts Council 'Auction on Main' 2013 Art Exhibit and Silent Auction

Huntington, NY -- The Huntington Arts Council's 2013 "Auction on Main" art exhibit and silent auction. In addition to the opportunity to view and bid on over 50 pieces of artwork donated by Arts Council Artists for the auction, there will be…

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Award-winning Artist and WWII Veteran Dan Brown Presents 'Around the World in 90 Years' A Retrospective Exhibit at the Main Street Petite Gallery

Huntington, NY -- You're invited to join award-winning artist and World War II veteran Dan Brown at the opening reception of his solo exhibit "Around the World in 90 Years" at the Huntington Arts Council's Main Street Petite Gallery.  This…

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Huntington Arts Council's Sparkboom Invites Community to 'Off the Walls' a History-Making Live Street Art and Music Program

Huntington, NY - Huntington will join the ranks of the world's great art cities with the addition of three street art murals painted live on the back and side of the Huntington Arts Council's headquarters as part of the council's SPARKBOOM "Off the…

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Invitation to Join Cake Cutting for Huntington Arts Council 50th Anniversary

Huntington, NY - Join the Huntington Arts Council as it kicks off a year-long 50th Anniversary celebration with a cake-cutting ceremony. All are welcome to attend and enjoy some delicious cake generously donated by Reinwald's Bakery. The ceremony…

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Town of Huntington Proclamation for 50th Anniversary of Huntington Arts Council

Huntington, NY -- At the June 10th Annual meeting of the Huntington Arts Council, Town Councilwoman Susan Berland presented the Council with a Town of Huntington proclamation commemorating the start of the Huntington Arts Council's 50th Anniversary…

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Debbi Honoroff Elected President of Huntington Arts Council

Huntington, NY -- The Huntington Arts Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbi Honorof as President of the Board of Directors. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Honorof served as Secretary of the Huntington Arts Council and has held…

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Huntington Arts Council's 'Energy' Members Exhibition at the Art-trium Gallery

HUNTINGTON, NY---The Huntington Arts Council is proud to present the 2013 members' exhibition entitled "Energy" and showcasing the work of over 70 artists is a wide range of mediums.   In regards to his selection of art for the exhibit,…

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Award-Winning Artists Fill the 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival

Huntington, NY - The 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival will kick off June 27th and is bringing a very distinguished roster of artists to the Chapin Rainbow Stage this year! Among the artists are multiple Grammy winners & nominees such…

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Huntington Arts Council Presents 'Masters' Exhibition at the Main Street Petite Gallery

HUNTINGTON, NY---Come see the "best of the best" at the Huntington Arts Council's 2013 "Masters" exhibition.  The exhibition showcases all new work from the thirteen Best in Show and Honorable Mention winners of this year's Still Life,…

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Huntington Arts Council Announces Winners of Juried 'Photography' Exhibition at the Main Street Petite Gallery

Huntington, NY - The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 "Photography" exhibition, juried by noted photographer Yvonne Berger.  Kimberly Gorman Muto has been awarded Best in Show for the portrait of her daughter…

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Huntington Arts Council Call to Artists for Landscape Submissions 10th Annual Juried Show

Huntington, NY - The Huntington Arts Council is now accepting entries for "Landscapes", the 10th Annual Juried Landscape Show . This show will be juried by Jane McGraw-Teubner a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. Eligibility: Open…

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Huntington Arts Council Presents 'Photography' a Juried Exhibition at the Main Street Petite Gallery

Huntington, NY - Thirty Two artists presenting 42 photographs has been chosen as finalists in the Huntington Arts Council's 2013 "Photography" exhibition.  The exhibition is juried by noted photographer Yvonne Berger, with Best in Show and…

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Huntington Arts Council Presents 'Journeys and Destinations' at the Main Street Petite Gallery

HUNTINGTON, NY---If it’s all about the Journey, then what is the Destination? For these five friends it might be Taos and Sante Fe, New Mexico, perhaps Paris, France, or even Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale. For many years now Vivian…

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Huntington Arts Council's 'Still Life' Juried Exhibition at the Main Street Petite Gallery

Huntington, NY -- Twenty-one artists have been chosen as finalists in the Huntington Arts Council's 2012 "Still Life" exhibition.  The exhibition is juried by noted artist Antonio Masi, with Best in Show and Honorable Mention awards…

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Opening Reception of Huntington Arts Council 'Auction on Main' Art Exhibit

HUNTINGTON, NY- The Huntington Arts Council invites you for the opening reception of the 2012 "Auction on Main" art exhibit. In addition to the opportunity to view and bid on over 50 pieces of artwork donated by Arts Council Artists for…

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Huntington Arts Council Presents 'BOLD' Exhibit at the Art-Trium Gallery, Melville

Huntington, NY - Huntington Arts Council invites you to attend "BOLD", an exhibit featuring artists that grab the viewer with their unique and striking artwork. According to curator William Grabowski, "BOLD may be achieved by subject…

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Huntington Arts Council Invites All Fearless Folks to Juried Student Exhibition 'Nightmare on Main Street'

HUNTINGTON, NY---Long Island's student talent will continue to shine (or in this case give off a ghostly glow) at the Huntington Arts Council's "Nightmare on Main Street " juried student exhibition at the Main Street Petite Gallery. …

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Huntington Arts Council Call to Artists for ‘Still Life’ Submissions for 4th Annual Juried Still Life Show

Huntington, NY- The Huntington Arts Council is now accepting entries for "Still Life", the 4th Annual Juried Still Life show to be held at the Main Street Petite Gallery. This show will be juried by award-winning artist Antonio Masi.…

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HAC Presents Chuck Von Schmidt's Branded at the Main Street Petite Gallery

Huntington, NY -- For a completely unique art experience, come see Chuck Von Schmidt's "Branded" at the Main Street Petite Gallery. "Branded" is Chuck von Schmidt's continuing series of sculpture-based mixed media pieces which…

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Huntington Arts Council Presents The 2012 Cultural Arts Workshops for Teachers

HUNTINGTON, NY---Calling all teachers and community educators!  Sign up today for the 2012 Cultural Arts Workshops, a great opportunity to earn in-service credit or Professional Development hours while enhancing your curriculum with diverse…

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HAC Invites Submissions for Juried Student Exhibition 'Nightmare on Main Street'

Huntington, NY -- While fall puts a chill in the air, The Huntington Arts Council is looking to put a chill down your spine with a totally unique art gallery experience celebrating Halloween and Day of the Dead. Join us at the Main Street Petite…

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Making An Impression: A Juried Printmaking Show Announces Best In Show And Honorable Mention

HUNTINGTON, NY---“Making An Impression” features the work of sixteen artists at the Main Street Petite Gallery.  After requests for a print show from the membership, the Exhibition Committee chose to dedicate the gallery for “Making an…

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Summer Arts Festival Features Betty; Plaza Theatrical Productions; And The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra

BETTY is the original pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer and sisters Elizabeth and Amy Ziff. The band's defiant attitude and signature sound of tight harmonies, fun melodies and clever lyrics layered over strong grooves make their devoted cult…

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