Admit it — somewhere in your basement, attic or garage, you have boxes of CDs you haven’t listened to in years. Now they can serve a noble purpose in their afterlife, as part of an innovative art installation being created for Grangebel Park.

Organizers of “Reflextions,” a “luminescent art exhibit” that will be unveiled Aug. 9 are seeking donations of unwanted CDs and DVDs for art installations in the exhibit.

Collection boxes have been placed at Riverhead Town Hall (200 Howell Avenue), the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce (59 E. Main St.), the L.I. Aquarium (431 E. Main St.) and Blue Duck Bakery (309 E. Main St.) The deadline for CD collection for 2018 art is July 12. CDs will be accepted after that date for a 2019 installation.

Place your unwanted CDs and DVDs in boxes at Town Hall, the aquarium, the Blue Duck Bakery and the Riverhead Chamber office.

The event will include art sculptures made out of LED lights, lasers, and fire. The outdoor gallery will be held on August 9-11 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The kick off to the event will be held during the last scheduled Alive on 25 (Aug. 9).

“Reflextions” is free admission and showcases submissions from artists in the community. Art submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and artists are invited to submit proposals through the end of July 2018.

Artists featured in this year’s exhibit include curator Clayton Orehek, who assisted creating most of the art that will be on display, as well as Eli Fishman, a resident Long Island Aquarium artist.

Attention mural artists

Organizers are looking to hire a muralist to create a black light mural inside a 30-foot shipping container. The mural will need to incorporate both walls and ceiling.

There will be a stipend based on the complexities of proposed art.

Interested artists are asked to submit a rendering and proposal, including proposed fee, to Bryan DeLuca at For more information, call 631-523-5095.

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