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Newark Arts Announces 16th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, Deadline for Selections Is August 18

originally published: 08/13/2017

Newark Arts Announces 16th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, Deadline for Selections Is August 18

(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.)



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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



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Tash Sultana @ The Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park - 6:00pm

Will Martin Sings Dean Martin @ Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 3:00pm

MICHAEL BOLTON @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:00pm

Band Together for Veterans @ Bar Anticipation, Lake Como - 1:00pm

ART OF THE DOUBLE CONCERTO - NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 3:00pm

Carmina Burana New Jersey Youth Symphony 40th Anniversary Concert @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 3:00pm

Derek Bermel's Mango Suite @ Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton - 4:00pm

Laurie Berkner, Solo @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 3:00pm

Grace Morrison at Riverside!! @ Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme, Succasunna - 4:00pm

The Bronx Wanderers @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 5:00pm and 8:00pm







THEATRE

Frost/Nixon @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

Surfing My DNA @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 2:00pm

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She Loves Me! @ The Summit Playhouse, Summit - 2:00pm

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MET Encore: Dialogues des Carmelites @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 1:00pm


DANCE

Roxey Ballet Presents Cinderella @ The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, Ewing - 2:00pm

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