(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Arts celebrates the 16th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival scheduled for October 12-15, 2017. The Call for Official Selections is now open and the deadline is August 18th, 2017. Over four days in October, Newark’s bustling arts scene will explode with an awe-inspiring array of exhibits, screenings, workshops, artist talks, performances, readings, open houses and more!
More than 8,000 participants, 200 artists and 45+ tours and exhibitions at 100 open studios will combine to showcase visual, performing, and literary art. To ensure greater accessibility for attendees, for the first time, Open Doors will be promoted in "Clusters". Each Cluster will include all exhibits, galleries, artist studios and food venues in a focused area of the city on a specific day, making for a more userfriendly experience.
Participants are encouraged to walk and explore!
• Thursday – University Hts./Central Ave./Orange Ave. corridor (Fownders to St. Michael’s Med. Ctr.)
• Friday – Market St. Area (Gallery Aferro corridor, from University Ave. to Mulberry St.)
• Saturday – Halsey St. End-to-End: Halsey St. North and South (incl. Washington and Lincoln Parks)
• Sunday – Prudential Center Area/Gateway/Ironbound (incl. Military and Newark Riverfront Parks)
Not in a cluster? No worries! We are also promoting those areas that are a short Uber excursion away! All artists, gallerists and curators are encouraged to apply at NewarkArts.org/OpenDoors.
Newark Arts’ mission is powering the arts to transform the lives of those who work, live and play in the great city of Newark, New Jersey. Established in 1981, Newark Arts was created to advance and expand the resources and offerings of arts and cultural organizations in the great city of Newark, New Jersey. Newark Arts provides leadership, direction, and technical assistance through partnerships with Newark’s many artists, arts administrators, community organizations, community development corporations, planning groups, economic development agencies, and government agencies as well as the general public.
Mural by Layqa Nuna Yawar