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Bay Shore Art Crawl — WOW!!!

Bay Shore Art Crawl Poster - The event's been rescheduled for May 21st.
Correction!!! Originally I managed to combine the bios of two different Jose Tutivens. My apologies to all involved! The information here has since been edited.  

THE BAY SHORE ART CRAWL HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, 5/21, 12-5PM.

We love local art walks! Have you seen what’s been developing in Bay Shore? This event presented by the Islip Arts Council, South Shore Arts and Colored Colors is AMAZING. It has grown exponentially in the few years it’s been a thing. It’s HUGE.

The event features art displays, live creating and music, poetry, kid’s activities and discounts at local businesses. Start your day at The Agency, 61 W Main St, Bay Shore. There you can pick up an informative map, and a bracelet that will give you discounts at participating locations. Get there early to sign-up for FREE, limited seating workshops. Other goodies are promised along the way!

They are super grateful to their sponsors: Northwell Health, The Agency, Suffolk County, Suffolk County Legislator Steve J. Flotteron, Pace Real Estate, Ramsay Realtors, Chapey Funeral Home, Samson Inspection Services, Campasano Law Firm, Greenview Properties, Digho Arts and Lost Island Arts.

Special Thanks to Jose!

Folks involved also make a point to tell me that, while the whole community has really stepped up, the magic here has a lot to do with a guy named Jose Tutiven.

Jose is a NY raised Ecuadorian mixed-media painter who transformed his frustration with the arts scene into a multi faceted events curation business. In this, he has shown an unparalleled capacity to build community, help others get their work to light and generally serve as a force for deep good. A primary platform for this is Colored Colors (on Instagram @colored.colors), where he is “Creating Relationships between Creatives and the Communities through community driven events.”

I’ve never met him, but I hear from excellent sources that he is THE BEST.

“Where do we start when it comes to Jose Tutiven??” said Diane Palma of Digho Arts, “He is THE example we should all follow to be a strong cultural leader. Be true to yourself. Honor your roots. And embrace those around you in order to grow. Bringing people together while highlighting their talents has always been Jose’s driving force as he grew Colored Colors the past few years. His welcoming community and growing success is a testament to his natural leadership qualities of empowering those around him. We are lucky to call him our friend.”

This is going to be awesome.

Go check it out!

Note: Please click on images below to get the full picture. There may be some adjustments due to all the rescheduling caused by inclement weather. More information can be found and will likely continue to be updated on the Art Crawl’s Eventbrite here. Hard copy maps may also be available at The Agency in Bay Shore on the 21st. Thanks!

Bay Shore Art Crawl Map Page 6