The gala serves as one of the organization’s chief fundraisers.

East End Arts Parties On At Suffolk Theater

The East End Arts Council annual gala, ARTworks, was held on Thursday, July 19, at Riverhead’s Suffolk Theater. The gala serves as a fundraiser for the organization, while honoring community members dedicated to supporting the arts.

“We’ve just finished a very successful fundraising gala that will set us up to create a sustainable five-year plan for programming and operations,” said John McLane, EEA board president.

The event gave an Excellence in the Arts Award to Brady Rymer, a children’s singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy nominee. Community Impact Awards went to Conifer Realty, Scott Middleton, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, and the Salvatico Family & Jaral Properties, Inc. Festivities included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions.

EEA is a not-for-profit organization aiming to build and enrich the community with arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration since 1972.