Photos: Suffolk Theater opens doors for arts & biz event

09/20/2012 8:00 AM |
Downtown Riverhead, Suffolk Theater, East End Arts

BARBARELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Theater executive director Bob Spiotto inside the downtown Riverhead theater, near the main stage, last week.

For the first time since renovations began, members of the public will get a chance to see the inside of the Suffolk Theater today.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. officials of East End Arts and the still-in-progress performing arts theater will co-host a forum for local business owners, artists and government officials focused on how businesses can partner with artists.

But by Tuesday afternoon, the event was already sold out.

“You can’t argue with that,” said Bob Spiotto, executive director of the Suffolk Theater, when asked about the packed house for the first event.

The forum, entitled “Art Means Business,” was proposed by East End Arts executive director Pat Snyder.

“It’s about bringing the art and business communities together,” she said.

Read more & see photos of the project.