East Coastâ€™s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists, Dozens of Exhibitions, Galleries, Museums, and Live Entertainment
A FREE Self-Guided Walking Tour All Weekend
JERSEY CITY â€“ Mayor Steven M. Fulop , the Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs , in partnership with Pro Arts, and the Hudson Reporter, present the 2013 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour , a FREE self-guided walking tour featuring galleries, artist studios and ad hoc exhibition sites. The tour will take place from noon to 6:00 p.m. throughout the city on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th.
In its 23rd year, the Annual
Jersey City Artists Studio Tour is a weekend celebration of Jersey Cityâ€™s diverse art scene that features hundreds of artists, dozens of exhibitions, galleries, museums, live music and performances, food, drink and parties â€“ all located just five minutes from Manhattan.
Every year, hundreds of artists participate in the tour attracting thousands of visitors during its two-day
run. The Jersey City Artists Studio Tour is widely considered New Jerseyâ€™s premier art and cultural event, and is free and open to the public.
â€œJersey Cityâ€™s artists are a vital part of our community and we encourage everyone to join us in celebrating their creativity and supporting the arts,â€ said Mayor Fulop. â€œWe recognize how important the artists are to the vibrancy of our city, and not only do we embrace the arts, we are working to expand the role of art in our community. The administration just launched a citywide mural program and we are exploring additional ways to expand opportunities for our visual and performing artists.â€
Group exhibitions will also be held at Panepinto Galleries at 371 Warren Street, The Drawing Rooms at 180 Grand Street, and at the new downtown gallery Freshly Printed at 383 Monmouth Street.
Also not to be missed is this yearâ€™s Hispanic Heritage Month group exhibition show at City Hall, which features several local artists and celebrates the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our great nation.
At 150 Bay Street, art will be showcased at two dozen open studios, and the site will also be host to this yearâ€™s Studio Tour Closing Party featuring a performance by blues rocker Eliza Neals on Sunday, Oct. 6th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m
Tour Maps can be obtained from our Tour Welcome Tents at Grove PATH and City Hall during the weekend. Shuttle busses will also be available at City Hall, 280 Grove Street.Other Studio Tour Highlights:
888 Newark Avenue / Mana Contemporary
Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation explores the roots of the Pop Art movement in the 1950s and â€˜60s and its continuing influence. Iconic works such as all 10 of Andy Warholâ€™s variously hued Marilyn Monroe silkscreens, as well as prominent works by Keith
Haring, Jenny Holzer, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Ruscha, and others.
125 First Street / City Life
â€œPro Arts Photo Salonâ€ / group exhibition curated by Aileen Bassis & Leona Strassberg Steiner featuring: Aileen Bassis, Kay Kenny, Ed Fausty, Aliza Augustine, Susan Evans Grove, Trix Rosen, Mike McNamara, Charlie Steiner, Leona Strassberg Steiner.
371 Warren Street / Panepinto Galleries
Group exhibition featuring : Doreen McCarthy, Carolyn Salas, Glenn Garver / painting, sculpture
80 Grand Street / The Museum of Russian Art
380 Monmouth Street / Casa Columbo
â€œOrganics – Three Artistsâ€™ Journery Through Intaglio Printsâ€ / Group exhibition featuring: Melida Rodas, Tatyana Shayevich, Patricia Kelly.
383 Monmouth Street / Freshly Printed
121 Newark Avenue/ Indiegrove
Miguel Hernandez / â€œAngels Under Waterâ€ / painting, drawing, conceptual art, performance art
424 Ocean Avenue / Nuradeen Gallery
â€œVisions of Greenvilleâ€
Group exhibition featuring Darin DeField, Nuradeen and others Photography, painting, collage
91 Harrison Ave., btwn Bergen & Monticello Aves.
/ â€œLove Yourself â€œ / presented by the good vibes coalition /
musical performances by: Kiwi, Debra Devi, The Audiobodies / sculpture works, live art and drumming by local artists
Thomas John Carlson / â€œBird Boatâ€™ / painting 158 Brunswick Street / The Brunswick Window