It is with a very heavy heart to share that Sparkboom will be no longer. The state decided not to continuing funding. I could get on a soapbox and go on at length about how I feel about this but it really sucks I think sums it up best. I have immensely enjoyed working with Raj Tawney and Michelle Carollo who sought out new and exciting artists. Their events were pleasently quirky and I enyoed attending and particpating in every one I could. SPARKBOOM™ was nobaly created to provide opportunities and venues for emerging artists. An Advisory Circle of young, dynamic artists worked tirelessly with their twelve partners to create events and to feature arts and artists. SPARKBOOM™ was driven to provide help to inspire the work of emerging artists and connected an ever growing artistic family on long island with opportunities and networking.
They showcased a variety of talents and jumpstarted emerging careers. It is sad that the state does not realize what an amazing service they provided.