LIC Arts Open is the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizer Richard Mazda said in an email that LIC Arts Open, which was originally scheduled for May 13-17, would be postponed until the fall.
“It is with deep regret that I need to postpone the Festival for reasons that should be very obvious to everyone,” Mazda said. “We are determined to hold a Festival especially given the fact that it would celebrate 10 years of our community coming together.”
Mazda said the current postponement date is November 14th and 15th, though that could change if “terms of public safety require an additional postponement.”
LIC Arts Open is an event where local galleries and art organizations open their doors and welcome the public to view art, meet artists, and get a glimpse of the life of visual artists.
The goal of the event is to shine light on those who keep the culture heart of LIC diverse, rich and alive, for a thriving arts community that dates back to the 1970s.