ART CITY    Jersey City Art & Studio Tour Weekend kicks-off Sat & Sun, Oct. 8 & 9

Jersey City Art Studio Tour

 

 

 

   A Thousand Artists Display Works in Hundreds of Venues

 By RVO Staff

Art lovers everywhere are invited to share in the love that is the 26th annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour where more than 1,000 artists will fling open the doors to hundreds of venues for viewers to see their paintings, sculptures, mixed-media and other exciting works.

The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) takes place Sat & Sun, Oct. 8 & 9, from 12 noon to 6 pm throughout Jersey City. (For a map of who’s who and where to go visit Jersey City Hall, local restaurants, clubs and other business establishments in the city.) The JCAST is presented by Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the JC Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs.

Many artists are exhibiting in groups in lots of galleries like the Mary Benson Gallery in Jersey City. There, photographer Beth Achenbach will be joined by David Dzemian (painting), Renee Dwyer (ink on paper) and Kayt Hester (tape on canvas).

A highlight is the city-wide photography project, “A Day in the Life of Jersey City’ sponsored by Honey and the Moon Photography in Jersey City. The professional photographers put a call out to local residents to take pictures on Sept. 18 and then upload them to Instagram. Forty-eight pictures were chosen and will be on display on a banner in front of City Hall and at the JCAST Flagship Gallery at 150 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City throughout the tour.

The JCAST weekend also features plays, live music performances and cultural programming in open studios, galleries, public spaces and mixed-use venues.

“The JCAST showcases the vibrant cultural landscape that is Jersey City from the Heights, to Greenville, to Downtown, to the West Side, to Bergen Lafayette and Journal Square,” Mayor Fulop states on the JCAST website (www.thejcast.com). “Support our local artists by visiting their exhibits and purchasing their work, and engage with your neighbors during one of the biggest annual art events in the region. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!”

The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour provides opportunities for artists, performers, musicians, residents, visitors, supporters, sponsors, businesses, and the community to get involved in Jersey City’s arts and cultural scene during the event weekend.

There will also be interactive activities for kids.

Galleries participating in the JCAST include The Raven Gallery & Boutique, Merseles Studios
Curious Matter, Mary Benson Gallery, 313 Gallery, The JCAST Flagship Gallery and many, many more.  Painting, drawing, dance, film & video, fashion, glass, murals, public art, printmaking, sculpture, theatre, and weaving will be on display all weekend. (The JCAST Flagship Gallery will be open on weekends throughout October.)
Village West Gallery
Archetype Gallery/660 Studios
St. Joseph’s School for the Blind
S Panepinto Galleries
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF)
Project Greenville
107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace
LITM

• CURATORS •
Meghan McKee
Pro Arts
Andrea Morin
Blair Urban Art & Design
Honey and Moon Photography
Heidi Curko/JC Public Schools
Andrea McKenna
Nyugen Smith

• PERFORMERS •
Art House Productions
Nimbus Dance Works
Speranza Theatre Company
Jersey City Theater Center
No Peeking Theatre

• FILM GROUPS •
Jersey City Parks Coalition
Stephanie Daniels
Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City
Jersey City International Television and Film Festival-JCITFF
Black Maria Film Festival

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TRANSPORTATION

150 Pacific is located approximately 2 miles from the Grove Street and Exchange Place PATH stops and approximately 3 miles from Journal Square.

150 Pacific is conveniently located near Exit 14B on I-78. The Flagship is accessible via car, bicycle, NJTransit buses, and the Light Rail.

The JCAST will provide transportaion to and from the flagship location and select official JCAST stops via shuttles service from 280 Grove Street, City Hall. Stay tuned for times and locations.

Community bike advocacy group Bike JC will run free bike tours throughout the event weekends.

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#JCAST2016 • October 8th & 9th, 2016 • Presented by Mayor Steven Fulop, the JC Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs

The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour provides opportunities for artists, performers, musicians, residents, visitors, supporters, sponsors, businesses and the community to get involved in Jersey City’s arts and cultural scene during the event weekend.

Be a part of our 26th year celebration this October and support #JCArts!

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS:

• Eden Wood Realty: www.edenwoodrealty.com
• State of New Jersey: http://nj.gov/
• Jersey City Economic Development Agency: http://www.jcedc.org/
• Freeman Design
• Goldman Sachs: www.goldmansachs.com

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2016 PARTNERS:
Art House ProductionsBike JCCiti Bike JCFreeman Decorating

For more information, please visit: www.thejcast.comIf you go

Sat & Sun, Oct. 8 & 9, 12 noon-6 pm

26th annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

Throughout Jersey City

www.thejcast.com

 Pick up a Studio Tour Map at Jersey City Hall and other locations

 

 

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