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(NEWARK, NJ) -- From October 10-13, Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”) celebrated both the rich history and the inspirational present of the city’s arts community, and solidified its place as New Jersey’s Favorite Visual Arts Festival. The four-day event, powered by Prudential and produced by Newark Arts, was one of Newark’s most well-attended and inspired festivals to-date.... READ ON

Decades before Trenton’s first Art All Night, the Trenton Artists Workshop Association was created to promote local artists. On view now, works from several TAWA artists are on display at The Center for Contemporary Art in an exhibit entitled “Four Women from Trenton,” which was curated by Mel Leipzig - a name synonymous with Trenton’s art scene. The exhibit runs through October 26 in Bedminster.... READ ON

As an icebreaker in a recent meeting at work, we were asked to name our favorite thing about fall. One of my colleagues said his favorite thing was that there’s always a ton of new and exciting performances taking place, because so many performing arts organizations are just starting new seasons.... READ ON

The crew at New Jersey Stage had a busy summer.  In addition to producing magazines from May through September and publishing more than 900 stories on our website, we produced three Fall 2019 Season Preview Guides in partnership with ArtPride New Jersey and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. There are guides for North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey with unique regional content in each. Designed like our monthly magazine, all three guides are available for free at READ ON

(BELMAR, NJ) — The arts throughout the Garden State is on display with three digital Fall 2019 Season Preview guides produced by New Jersey Stage in partnership with ArtPride New Jersey and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Guides for North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey are available for free at Each has regional content, advertising, and event listings specific for the area covering events taking place from September through November.... READ ON

We recently spoke with artist and designer Molly Hatch, whose signature style is currently on display in a large-scale ceramics installation at the Newark Museum called “Repertoire.” Hatch graduated from art school in 2008 and hit the ground running – working in the studio, selling her work, and teaching on the side. Then, international retailer Anthropologie tapped her to design her own line of products – she’s since worked with over 40 other companies worldwide, and is represented by Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary in New York City.... READ ON

We recently spoke with the artists of “Steampunk Fashion,” on view at the Morris Museum through October 6, and curator Kathy Francis. Paige Gardener, Amber O’Boyle Kulp and Colleen O’Neill all have original costumes and accessories in the exhibition, alongside examples of 19th-century, Victorian-era styles from the museum’s permanent collection, as well as hand-crafted fascinators, pins, earrings and necklaces in the Museum Shop.... READ ON

Yongshin Cho’s latest exhibition, which closes on August 10 at the Riverside Gallery in Hackensack, is titled One Night in June 2014. The show is a call for honesty and integrity in an era of greed and hypocrisy. ... READ ON

Some of us at New Jersey Stage may not have been alive to see it, but we were all watching the plethora of televised specials celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo astronauts landing on the moon on July 20th. It’s still cool thinking that the second man to walk on the moon (Buzz Aldrin) was a Jersey boy. ... READ ON

I may never stop being amazed and inspired by New Jersey’s wide and wonderful range of arts and cultural offerings. Just this week, for example, I talked to Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, Executive Director of the Hunterdon Art Museum, commonly referred to as HAM, in Clinton, N.J. Now the museum and its charming town top my list of go-to New Jersey day trips.... READ ON

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