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(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Just one day after our country has elected 100 women, we look to continue encouraging a new generation of women leaders. That's a major eventual goal for the creators of “Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines,” a new coloring book looking to inspire little girls of color. A Kickstarter to fund the project is ending soon, with only eight days left for supporters to make an impact. The campaign must raise $1,500 more by November 15, or the organizers will get nothing at all.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- On Friday, October 26, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey held its annual fall fundraising event, Bourbon Bash: Going Hog Wild for Art, with the unique theme contributing to a fun party atmosphere in the Art Center studios and galleries. Nearly $30,000 was raised through a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, and revenue from a silent art auction featuring work created by outsider and self-taught artists. ... READ ON

(NEWTOWN, PA) -- The Board of The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County has announced their pledge to help save Oscar Hammerstein’s home, Highland Farm, in Doylestown, PA, the very place where Hammerstein did most of his writing for internationally celebrated works, including Oklahoma!,  Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music.   Each year the A&CC selects an arts-related organization to help support, raise funds and awareness through their arts and marketing resources including the worldwide #GivingTuesday platform.... READ ON

(BOUND BROOK, NJ) -- Anyone wondering how much community impact a municipally-sponsored arts group can have in just one year should observe the Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee in action. Established by Bound Brook council ordinance in late 2017, the committee has spent the first months of 2018 generating a steady flow of arts activities and installations throughout Somerset County's oldest borough.... READ ON

In this podcast, we speak with them about art, activism and how women invented Postmodernism. “The 20 Most Important Scientific Questions of the 21st Century” runs through December 14th at Douglass Library.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Paul Robeson Galleries has announced the open call of our fourth Artist in Residence opportunity at the initiative known as Express Newark (located in the former Hahne Department Store). This program is dedicated to Newark artists only. A Newark artist is defined as someone who was born, lives, or works in the city of Newark, NJ. Visual arts are defined in the broadest sense.  All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018.... READ ON

We recently met up with artist Mel Leipzig at Artworks in Trenton. He was there to do what he does every day – create big paintings of people he likes. While the Artworks staff went about their business getting the space ready for this year’s Art All Day event, happening this Saturday, Mel pulled a few of them aside to capture them in their natural habitat in acrylic.... READ ON

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Barsky Gallery in Hoboken will host a new duo-art exhibition – RHYTHMS featuring works of two talented artists, debuting on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 to coincide with the Hoboken Art + Studio Tour scheduled for the same weekend. The exhibition will run through November.... READ ON

(BRIGANTINE, NJ) -- Can’t believe summer is over and fall is upon us with the holidays not far behind, but the changing of the season does not mean the end of art walks! On  Sunday, November 4th, the Brigantine Art Walk will be gathering indoors at The Cove Restaurant to give patrons, visitors and art lovers a chance to see amazing pieces of art.  This is a great chance to start your holiday shopping.  Buy a unique gift for your special someone and also show your support for the ARTS.  The event kicks off at 1:00pm and ends at 6:00pm.  There will be having live music by Vince March & Derek Michel.  ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- This year, the Newark Arts Festival launched a new brand and debuted dynamic programming to 10,000 attendees and participants, as it transitioned from the former Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival. Over a four-day span from Thursday, October 4th, through Sunday, October 7th, in all five wards, Newark Arts celebrated its 17th annual showcase of the best in visual and performing arts, spotlighting Newark’s rich landscape of museums, galleries and pop-up venues.... READ ON

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