The North Fork Art Collective is an ever-changing, community driven creative space for working artists to collaborate and grow together. The idea for the Collective was brewing for many years prior to it's first physical space. Last August the Collective took shape and "popped-up" in an unused storefront in downtown Greenport, NY. A group of local emerging artists in efforts to bring together the creative community of the North Fork of Long Island and beyond jumped head first into this endevour. The first Collective members include founder and manager Kara Hoblin (chalk artist), photographer Jeremy Garretson, draftswoman Kelly Franké, multimedia artist Peter Treiber, photographer Madison Fender, painter Emma Ballou and multimedia artist Scott Bluedorn.
After the success of the Collective's initial pop-up and with strong community support it was decided to keep the dream of the Collective alive on the North Fork. The North Fork Art Collective will be re-opening it's doors later this spring at 15 Front Street, Greenport, NY. This working and exhibition space in downtown Greenport aims to showcase contemporary artwork and handmade items by its members, allow annual members to create in an open studio, host classes and further the development of younger talent in the community. The Annual Collective members for 2018 include founder and manager Kara Hoblin (chalk artist), multimedia artist & photographer Dalton Portella, draftswoman Kelly Franké, photographer Sarah Prescott, environmental artist Cindy Pease Roe, painter Emma Ballou, Photographer Madison Fender, painter Verona Penalba, and multimedia artist Scott Bluedorn.