The DETOUR Exhibition returns at East End Arts with

16 established artists from the East End


Riverhead, New York (May 6, 2021) – East End Arts & Humanities Council, Inc. (EEA) launches the 2nd Annual DETOUR Exhibition, DETOUR II, in Downtown Riverhead at EEA’s two gallery locations.

DETOUR is an exhibition showcasing the work of 16 of the many talented artists working on the East End of Long Island and the divergent forms, techniques, routes they take to arrive at their unique work. Each artist lives full or part-time on the East End of Long Island and is influenced in the numerous and nuanced ways by the area. Many of these artists have established careers, exhibiting for decades in New York City, as well as nationally and internationally and are in the collections of major museums, yet have been seen very little, if at all in Riverhead.

DETOUR, presented by East End Arts, runs from June 5 through September 5, 2021. Taking place in two locations, the exhibition is unprecedented in its scope on the North Fork of Long Island. DETOUR features painting, sculpture, and photographs at the East End Arts Galleries at 133 E. Main Street and 11 W. Main Street, Riverhead.

The exhibition is curated by Glen Hansen with assistance from Adam Straus. Glen and Adam are both established working artists and won numerous awards and recognitions for their artworks. In addition to several awards, the curators are featured in permanent collections of notable galleries, museums, as well as numerous private collections; including, but not limited to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Neuberger Museum of Art, The Parrish Art Museum, The Heckscher Museum of Art, and more.

The opening gallery reception is on Saturday, June 5 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at both 133 E. Main Street and 11 W. Main Street, Riverhead. Gallery Hours for both locations are Thursday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

East End Arts is a multi-award winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization serving the five East End towns of Long Island, NY since 1972, and is committed to building and enriching community through the arts by way of creating a vibrant arts community on the East End that enhances individual and professional artistic development, stimulates community enrichment, economic development, and cultural tourism while encouraging a wide range of artistic expression through education, exhibition and performance, and collaboration across the community. As a regional multi- arts center recognized as an “outstanding organization focused on local neighborhood priorities,” East End Arts acts as a powerful catalyst for economic and cultural revitalization in Riverhead, its home base, and for the surrounding villages and towns. Dedicated to cultural development, East End Arts is a stimulus for regional economic growth and revitalization efforts through promotion of the arts. 

East End Arts | 133 E. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901 | mparsons@eastendarts.org



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