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The 4th Annual PUBlic Art Crawl in Huntington Returns Saturday June 8th 12pm-5pm!

The PUBlic Art Crawl was created four years ago during the Pandemic as a safe way for people to enjoy the public-facing art you can find throughout Huntington village. It was created by Diane Palma (co-owner of Digho Arts) and Kieran Johnson (Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council) in partnership with the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.

Since then, the event has grown and with that came additions like live music, guided mural tours, pub tours, kids activities, scavenger hunts and specials at local businesses all around town! It’s an event that not only drives commerce to the town and highlights our local artists, but also brings people together.

This year, the PUBlic Art Crawl will take place on Saturday June 8th from 12:00pm-5:00pm with a rain date of June 15th. There is a ton going on that day you don’t want to miss so Going Local has all the details to help you out! Below, you will find all the events happening that day with times, location and anything else we can think of!

Check In Spots

Check in at any of the below locations starting at noon to receive your FREE Crawl Tote, Scavenger Hunt Clues, Bracelet to receive discounts at participating businesses and a Guided Map!

*While supplies last

Artist Alley: this is the alley located between New York Ave and New Street (You can enter by Yaas Tea on NYA or by Thai Thai Villa on New Street)

The Huntington Historical Society: located at 209 Main Street (check in will be at the Pavillion)

St John’s Episcopal Church: located at 12 Prospect Street (check in will located on the front lawn)

Events Happening at the PUBlic Art Crawl

Live Painting

Each year, participants have the opportunity to witness our local artists at work whether it be painting a mural or large canvas. This year, you get both!

In Artist Alley, you’ll find local artists Jen Salta and Patty Eljaiek live painting large framed canvases that will find their home inside 2 local businesses. Ben & Jerry’s is doing something really cool this year by having a mural painted by a collaboration of people! Participants will have the opportunity to pick up a paint brush and paint the outlined mural!

Artist Marni Butchoski Art by Marni B painting a live mural at the 2023 PUBlic Art Crawl

In addition, at the Hecksher Museum of Art, Edward Acosta will be live painting and chatting with viewers about his art and current creation from 12-5pm as well.

Kid’s Activity

If you’re looking to keep the kids happy, head to the Huntington Arts Center located at 7 Wall Street. In the back courtyard area, they will be hosting Kid Crafts all day (*while supplies last) sponsored by the Art League of Long Island’s Summer Camp: Summer Art Adventure. For adults, make sure to head inside and check out their new space. We know Wendy, the owner, and she is not only an amazing woman, but such an asset to the art community in Huntington.

Live Music

You can find live music all day at Spotlight located at 370 New York Ave where you can enjoy local art on the walls and drink specials! The Huntington Historical Society has live music as well including performances by Life is Music, Music is Life students and Vince Scuderi Quartet.

Guided Tours

There will be 2 guided tours given that day, a Mural Tour and a Pub Tour. The Mural Tour will start at 12:30pm in Artist Ally. On this guided walking tour, you will visit various murals in the village and learn the stories behind the public art that most people don’t know about! Ticket cost is $10pp and you can sign up on Eventbrite HERE!

The PUB tour will start at 3:30pm at Spotlight and will be for those 21 and over. On this guided walking tour, you will visit 3 “pubs” where you can enjoy some adult beverages, learn about the business, and how they help support the local art community. In addition, you’ll learn the stories behind some of the murals we pass on the way to our next stop! Ticket cost is $32pp and includes 2 adult beverages. You can purchase your tickets HERE on Eventbrite.

PUBlic Art Crawl
Pub Tour

SPOILER ALERT: Your tour guide for the day will yours truly so come have some fun with me!

Digho Muse Market

Located on the front lawn of St John’s Episcopal Church on Prospect Street, you’ll find the Digho Muse Market, a pop up local art market with 14 vendors. Come shop from 12:00pm-5:00pm and support our local artists!

Food and Drink Specials at Participating Businesses in Town

Make sure to check in at any of the above locations to receive your bracelet that will score you discounts at participating businesses around town.

*At the time of this article, the final list was not completed so please check back for updated information about participating businesses, specials and times.

Conclusion

We hope to see you all at the 4th Annual Huntington PUBlic Art Crawl on Saturday June 8th from 12-5pm! For more information, visit the Huntington Chamber of Commerce site HERE!

If you’re looking for Outdoor Dining options in Huntington, click HERE!

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