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3rd Annual Arts Accessible Festival To Take Place On October 12 In Fairfield

originally published: 07/19/2018

3rd Annual Arts Accessible Festival To Take Place On October 12 In Fairfield

(FAIRFIELD, NJ) -- Arts Unbound Inc.in collaboration with Essex Regional Educational Services Commission (ERESC) and Superintendent, Dr. Laurie Newell will host the 3rd Annual Arts Accessible Festival at Essex Regional Educational Services Commission in Fairfield, NJ on Friday, October 12 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The purpose of the art festival is to create a safe and creative space for persons with disabilities and underscore the benefits of visual art in special needs communities through hands-on visual art workshops led by Arts Unbound instructors.

The festival is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public. In 2017, the festival convened over 250 participants from schools serving special needs children, seniors, and organizations working adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  

Each art activity is designed to inspire learning, increase skills and confidence, and engage the participant in developmentally appropriate creative expression. Due to the success of the festival the past two years, Arts Unbound will add more workshops to the program. Some of the workshops will include painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry-making, art games, etc. Informational booths for parents will be on hand, along with live music, games, and food.

The workshops will be led by Arts Unbound teaching artists, seniors and this year we will introduce one of our current students to help provide an art activity for the participants of the festival.

The Essex Regional Educational Services Commission is located at 369 Passaic Avenue in Fairfield, New Jersey. 



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Arts Unbound is dedicated to the artistic achievement of people living with disabilities and to the continuing artistic enrichment of seniors. We provide visual arts education and professional development to help emerging artists compete on the retail market. By promoting the work of artists with disabilities and seniors, we celebrate their art-making and by doing so challenge the stigma associated with disabilities and aging.

Essex Regional Educational Services Commission (ERESC) was established in 1979 to provide mandated educational programs and administrative services in a cost effective and efficient manner.  ERESC is a public, non-profit agency that derives its authority pursuant to 18A:6-51 et. seq. ERESC is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a representative elected by the Board of Education from ten (10) of its constituent member school districts.  The Board of Directors meets monthly to oversee the administration of services.

Essex Regional Educational Services Commission has been servicing school districts for nearly four decades throughout northern New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic and beyond.

ERESC operates three special education and alternative schools:  Essex Junior Academy, Essex Campus Academy, and Essex High School. In addition, the ERESC operates two educational programs for incarcerated students. These schools are Sojourn High School and Journey High School.  





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Event calendar
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018


MUSIC

DiTrani Bros: Folk, Swing, Jazz, Ragtime!! @ Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen - 7:00pm

Jazz Guitarist Abe Ovadia @ Englewood Public Library, Englewood - 7:00pm

Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen Buffet @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

Dryden Ensemble: Bach Cantata Fest @ Miller Chapel (Princeton), Princeton - 3:00pm

Suzzanne Douglas @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm


THEATRE

The Ghost Princess @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

CDC Theatre presents A Few Good Men @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Wait Until Dark @ Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough - 8:00pm

World Premier of, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, A Horror of a Play @ Forum Theatre (Metuchen), Metuchen - 3:00pm

The Color Purple @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

Almost, Maine @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 2:00pm

Black Tom Island @ The 1882 Carriage House, Liberty Hall Museum, Union - 3:00pm

*Uncle Vanya, Scenes from a Jersey Life in Four Acts @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 7:00pm

Black Coffee by Agatha Christie @ Westfield Community Players, Westfield - 2:00pm







DANCE

DRACULA - THE ATLANTIC CITY BALLET @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 4:00pm


FILM

A conversation with John Cusack Following a screening of Say Anything @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:00pm


KIDS

Summit Farmers Market Pumpkin Painting @ Summit Farmers Market, Summit - 10:00am


POETRY

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 9:00am


MISC

HAUNTED ILLUSIONS LIVE @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 3:00pm

THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE! @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm

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