Photos: Art Walk RVC hosts its opening weekend


The Village of Rockville Centre kicked off its inaugural Art Walk RVC event on Saturday, June 1, with a celebration of local artists and businesses in the “Little Town” corridor along North Long Beach Road.

The opening weekend festivities featured open studios, exhibitions, and demonstrations at venues like Backyard Players & Friends, The Art Studio RVC, Lost Dog Art and Frame, and Polka Dot Pound Cake. Attendees could also enjoy some fresh pastries at Polka Dot Pound Cake, explore virtual reality at Pioneer VR, browse offerings at Rockville Centre Wine and Spirits and enjoy a live musical performance by the School of Rock.

The Art Walk festivities also extended into the downtown business districts, where local shops like Jeannine’s Gifts showcased works from students at South Side High School. The Phillips House Museum, Molloy University, Wine and Design, and Hue Studio Fine Arts Academy also hosted exhibitions.

According to organizers, the month-long Art Walk RVC will feature more than 150 original works from 60 local artists across over 20 businesses, schools and public spaces throughout the village. The goal is to celebrate and support the area’s creative talent while driving customers to local establishments serving as exhibition venues.

The collaborative effort between business owners like James McDonald of Lost Dog Art & Frame, Mike Mutone and Danielle Barbaro of The Art Studio, Ellen White of Backyard Players & Friends, and the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce aims to establish the village as a premiere arts hub in southern Nassau County.

“There are so many local artists that are ‘underground’ because there just isn’t enough in Nassau for artists,” explained Barbaro. “We see this event as a major opportunity to get those artists coming out. With local businesses supporting these artists, we can really create a growing art scene and community.”

Art Walk RVC will continue throughout the entire month of June, with special events scheduled for Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. For more information visit