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(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”) will mark its 19th year by going virtual, Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11, 2020. “Art+Tech: Perception, Access, Power” is the theme of the free online event at, created in partnership with The Newark Museum of Art and sponsored by Prudential and Verizon.... READ ON

(WARREN, NJ) -- An aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) with the support of Arts Ed NJ and a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations has generated a second set of preliminary results that provides further optimism for the mitigation of Coronavirus’ impact on performing arts activities.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) has announced the appointment of Adam Welch as the organization’s Executive Director, effective September 1.... READ ON

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Calling all artists!  The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming Alternative Mediums Exhibit. Held from September 11-October 9 at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this exhibit features pieces in mediums outside the confines of traditional art making. ... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) --The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) presents In Conversation with textile artist and activist Diana Weymar and Timothy M. Andrews, art collector and major supporter of the ACP’s Artist-in-Residence program, on Tuesday, August 11 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.   ... READ ON

(MATAWAN, NJ) -- Thoughts & Prayers, Another Round of Vacant Stares on view at Chashama Matawan by appointment and can be seen virtually on KUNSTMATRIX from August 13 to September 19, 2020. Thoughts & Prayers, Another Round of Vacant Stares is an analysis of the American gun culture. This exhibition highlights artwork that examines the impact guns have within our nation, as a symbol of power and freedom, or as an instrument to incite fear and cause harm. ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions has announced the completion of it’s first commissioned mural, “The New House of Color,” by Bryant Small, Leondro Comrie, and Loren Abbate. The mural is located in the interior of Art House Productions, located in the Cast Iron Lofts Building (262 17th Street, Jersey City). The public may view the mural during weekend gallery hours by appointment only.... READ ON

 (HOLMDEL, NJ) -- The current year has been a year of reckoning, a year of soul-searching, a year of — we hope, ultimately — clarity. Uncomfortably bonded by a global pandemic, Americans have been confronting the long-unaddressed tears in our fabric of social justice: Black Lives Matter, health disparities along racial divides, governmental threats that challenge our Constitutional rights, an upcoming pivotal presidential election that divides.... READ ON

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- In the midst of an unprecedented interlude during which most museums, exhibition spaces and libraries remain closed to visitors, the debut of an all new museum for the visual arts may come as a surprise to many observers. With the introduction of The West End Virtual Museum of Art, the team at the nonprofit professional theater New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) welcomes the public to a project that grounds itself in a real-world creative community tradition, even as it embraces the many new and different ways in which we share art and culture.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) has received a $25K grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) to support continued community-based arts programming, including the popular “Murals on Front Street” project. This much-needed financial boost has made it possible for TDA to partner with Trenton artist Leon “Rain” Rainbow for the fourth consecutive year in bringing live mural painting to Front and Broad Streets in downtown Trenton. ... READ ON

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