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The Southeast Queens Artist Alliance (SEQAA) took art from the studio to the streets with its first day-long, free (C)Art Festival on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Rufus King Park on Jamaica Ave. & 150th Street. From 11am-5pm, visitors had the opportunity to participate with local artists in hands-on art creation and educational activities ranging from paper-making to designing personal herbal teas. It all happened in, on and around mobile carts!


The(C)Art Festival was The Alliance’s first major initiative that invited interactive public experiences at a historical community space on the grounds of the Rufus King Manor Museum.

As Southeast Queens undergoes new developments and major changes, the (C)Art Festival was

a vehicle for SEQAA to introduce The Alliance to our neighbors and visitors as well as

further its mission of building and expanding the current art community and its cultural


Photos by Natali Bravo-Barbee and Lisa D.Wade

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