Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Back to the Bays project is holding an open call for local artists to create “Buoys for the Bays” in support of CCE’s Marine Program. Artists are invited to create marine-inspired art on repurposed fishing buoys. The resulting artwork will be curated by Kara Hoblin into an exhibit and auction to be held Oct. 20 at Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue.

Buoys and registration packages are now available at the North Fork Art Collective in Greenport, CCE’s Southold location at Cedar Beach or Borghese Vineyard during their normal business hours. Completed buoys must be returned to one of the three locations listed above by Oct. 15.

A “Buoys for the Bays Painting Party” will be held at Borghese Vineyard on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. For a $20 donation, attendees will receive all painting materials and instruction, as well as a complimentary glass of Rosé for the Bays. Inquiries can be directed to Kara Hoblin at or Kim Barbour at 631.461.5294 or

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