Fall for Arts Festival 2017 on Roosevelt Island

N ew York, N.Y. The Festival is organized by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC). This year, the theme is Relentless Rhythm: City in Motion. “We are looking for fine artists to create works of art that reflect the evolution and movement we see around us on a day-to-day basis” said RIOC’s Jessica Murray.

Participating artists came as early as 8:30AM in the morning to paint 6-by-8-foot murals and 6-by-16 foot murals outdoors during the Festival, which was held on the lawn south of 531 Main St and Southpoint Park. Basic paints and brushes were provided. Artists also receive a free T-shirt from RIOC. The complete murals stay on display on the lawn to greet visitors for several weeks after the event.

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Artists from The J.Luce Foundation and Orphans International Worldwide
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Below are some of the amazing artworks that more than 30 participants had dedicated hours to create. The Festival also opened free art workshops, African Dance Class, and Live Music later in the afternoon and evening.
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Chloe Hoang
Born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, Chloe Hoang graduated from The College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. In addition to her past experience in Advertising and Digital Marketing, Chloe was actively involved with many public service projects: running the Living Wage Campaign to support hourly workers on my campus; developing marketing and partnership strategies for Hoa Ban Plus, a social enterprise run by Vietnamese women from ethnic minorities; and supporting the communication campaigns of Young Makers Vietnam in their efforts to engage young Vietnamese innovators in nationwide invention workshops and competitions. Recently, Chloe serves as the Executive Director at The J. Luce Foundation, where she continued to inspire and empower a network of over sixty young global leaders dedicated to creating a positive impact on their respective communities.