As it did in 2013, SPARKBOOM will once again host an afternoon street fair, giving all who attended a fresh opportunity to experience the sort of locally sourced art and music that the Huntington-based arts collective strives to nourish.
Created via the collaboration of nonprofit organizations (such as the Huntington Arts Council, Fotofoto Gallery, the Art League of Long Island and the Heckscher Museum of Art), various municipal groups and local small businesses, the SPARKBOOM initiative works to promote Long Island’s art and culture scene while also helping residents cultivate their creative skills.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, ‘BOOM will present "Off The Walls II," a five-hour, block party-styled affair starring several native artisans who specialize in various expressive formats – as well as a few out-of-towners whose particular craft involves tricky two-wheeled aerobatics.
The art event of the day will be the interactive painting of a mural led by Centerport-based artist Lucienne Pereira, while a bevy of LI bands and performers (such as Motion Ocean, Jarred “AllStar” Haynes, Slang and NonStop to Cairo) will play throughout the festival. Additionally, the nonprofit Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company is scheduled to provide a demo of musical Latin movement, and the FreeCycle Action Sports Team (an organization not actually from the Island but from Pennsylvania) will also be on hand to deliver one of its signature Big Air BMX aerial stunt riding shows.
There is no admission fee, although a donation of $5 is suggested, for the event at the Mount Calvary Holy Church of Huntington, 1520 New York Ave., Huntington Station, (631-423-4698). Start time is 1 p.m.; art and food vendors will be in-place with wares for purchase. For more information, visit SPARKBOOM online at sparkboom.org and facebook.com/sparkboomli.