Long Island artists will put on a full-court press across the region next month with the second annual Arts Alive Long Island Festival, a month-long celebration of LI’s vibrant arts communities.
These painters, sculptors, actors, filmmakers, musicians and chefs will fan out across Nassau and Suffolk counties beginning September 27 and continuing throughout October to showcase their talents and prove LI is flush with inspirational artists…
Leading Arts Alive this year as the official spokeswoman for the festival, with events scheduled all the way to Halloween, is television/music/Broadway star Melissa Errico, who spoke about her love for acting and the obstacles artists typically face.
Errico, most widely known for her performances in My Fair Lady and Dracula on Broadway, smiled as she recalled getting the part as the cockroach in La Cucaracha as a 9-year-old Girl Scout growing up on LI. Errico learned at an early age the value of arts, she said, barely holding in her excitement for the festivities.
“We want to get the word out,” she said.
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