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(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

(BURLINGTON, NJ) -- The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation has announced the launch of Keep Jersey Arts Alive – a digital campaign that highlights the importance of the arts in New Jersey and why the industry’s survival is critical to the state’s overall recovery. The initiative was created in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a group of industry leaders. ... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS) is partnering with D&R Greenway Land Trust to mount a wildlife-focused 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition online August 4 through September 30, 2020. A virtual Awards Ceremony will include a special new award on occasion of GSWS’ 50th Anniversary, the D&R Greenway James Fiorentino Nature Art Award. Opportunities to experience the exhibit include a virtual gallery, a virtual talk with featured artists, and a fun family-friendly scavenger hunt. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Newark Public Safety Collaborative (NPSC), the Newark School of the Arts, Engage Fairmount, the Trust for Public Land, and Mantena Global Care have selected the design of six-year-old Liyah Sofia Salvador as the grand prize winner of its "Reduce Your Emission, Turn Off Your Ignition" public safety poster contest.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Artworks, producer of Trenton’s iconic arts festival Art All Night, which was postponed until the weekend of August 15-16 because of the coronavirus pandemic, announced that the event will now become fully virtual. ... READ ON

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