The 32nd Concert Series benefits scholarship fund

East End Arts Celebrates Gospel

Independent/jonholderer.com

East End Arts presents its 32nd Annual Harvest Gospel Concert Series this weekend, with the proceeds benefiting its scholarship fund. The fund provides local artistic children with growth opportunities.

The concerts will be held on Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17, at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church and the Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders. Both performances begin at 8 PM. There is a suggested $10 donation.

The concert series is open to all. Shawn Hirst, the new Executive Director for East End Arts, said, “We are very proud to be celebrating our 32nd anniversary of the Harvest Gospel Concert series. I am looking forward to being a part of this wonderful tradition. This longstanding concert series is a testament to our community’s commitment to the arts. It is an honor to have Reverend Maryanne McElroy leading the choir since its inception in 1986.”

EEA is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1972, dedicated to serving the art community of Eastern Long Island. Based in Riverhead, it has become a catalyst for the cultural and economic revival of the ever-growing community. Annually, the organization executes 22 annual gallery exhibits across three locations, more than 150 educational programs, private music instruction, as well as 15 events. It also provides professional development resources and aids in the promotion of local artists of all types through community initiatives.

The Arts School gains accreditation through its membership to the National Guild of Community Arts Education and is a founding School Candidate for the Royal Conservatory Music Development program.

East End Arts is located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead. The School of the Arts is located down the street at 141 East Main Street in Riverhead. Call 631-727-0900 for more information or visit www.eastendarts.org.

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