Jersey City’s Annual Artists Studio Tour October 13th and 14th, 2012

East Coast’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

Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Dept. of Health & Human Services/Division of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with ProArts, and the Hudson Reporter, present the 2012 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 – 6:00 p.m.throughout the city on the weekend of Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th.

In it’s 22nd year, the Annual Jersey City Artists Studio Tour is a weekend celebration of the East Coast’s fastest growing art scene that features hundreds of artists, dozens of exhibitions, galleries, museums, live music and performances, food, drink and parties – all located just five minutes from Manhattan.

Every year, hundreds of artists participate in the tour attracting thousands of visitors during its tw0-day run. The  Jersey City Artists Studio Tour is widely considered New Jersey’s premier art and cultural event, and is free and open to the public.

The Jersey City Artists Studio Tour features a diverse selection of styles and artistic disciplines, from avant-garde video and sculpture to traditional oil painting. Tour goers will have the opportunity to meet and talk to the artists themselves, including interaction with the artists in their working environments.

From a diverse art scene, to the eclectic shops and boutiques, indulging in multi-ethnic cuisines at local restaurants along the tour route, or simply enjoying the lively atmosphere stolling from one studio to the next, for visitors and tour goers, this is a wonderful way to spend the weekend exploring all that Jersey City has to offer.

Studio Tour visitors can also visit

The Golden Door International Film Festival, which opens October 11th through October 14th in Downtown Jersey City, and features dozens of short independent films showing at various local venues throughout the Studio Tour weekend.

Also open for the 2012 Studio Tour is the Loews Theatre, located at 227 Coles Street. It will feature the artwork of students from the Jersey City Public Schools, grades K-12. Images will feature Jersey City and the jazz age.

The Jersey City Department of Recreation and the Division of Senior Affairs will be providing three shuttle service buses with tour guides, available to select venues. Easily accessible, most tour venues are within walking distance of the NY/NJ PATH, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, or jitney bus services.
Bus Route 1: Powerhouse Arts District to the Heights

Starting Point: Grove Street PATH Station

Stop 1: 150 Bay Avenue, Gallery 371

Stop 2: Hamilton Park, Art House Productions/JC Theatre/Golden Door Film Festival

Stop 3: 4th Street and Newark Avenue, 4th Street Festival (Saturday)/Mary Benson Gallery/Casa Columbo

Stop 4: Palisade Avenue at Riverview Fisk Park, Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll Show/Distillery Gallery/ Land of the Freeform Art & Music Festival (Saturday)/ Jazz Festival (Sunday)

Stop 5: Baldwin Avenue at Newark Avenue Brennan Courthouse

End Point: Grove Street PATH Station

Bus Route 2: Downtown to Communipaw

Starting Point: Grove Street PATH Station

Stop 1: 80 Grand Street, Russian Museum

Stop 2: 184 Grand Street, Victory Arts Project

Stop 3: 430 Communipaw Avenue, Tenmarc Building

Stop 4: 11 Monitor Street, Evening Star Studios

Stop 5: 83 Wayne Street, Barrow Mansion

End Point: Grove Street PATH Station

Bus Route 3: Downtown to Greenville

Starting Point: Grove Street PATH Station

Stop 1: 39 Glenwood, St. Peters University

Stop 2: 2039 Kennedy Blvd, NJCU

Stop 3: 128 Winfield Avenue, Project Greenville

Stop 4: 430 Communipaw Avenue, Tenmarc Building

End: Grove Street PATH Station

The 22nd Annual Jersey City Artists Studio Tour is presented by the City of Jersey City, Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the Municipal Council, the Division of Cultural Affairs, Pro Arts (a non-profit organization,) and the Hudson Reporter. This free weekend event is sponsored by the Tenmarc Building, Bank of America, Yelp, the Jersey City Arts School, the Jersey City Independent, Hudson County, NJ., the Provident Bank, Goldman Sachs, Fantastic The Arts, Newport, Panepinto, Silverman, Barrow Mansion, Mack-Cali, and Skinner’s Loft.

A Free Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tour is also available to select wheelchair accessible venues over the tour weekend from Noon – 6:00 p.m. Provided By Hudson County Transcend, all persons wishing to take this guided tour, must make ADVANCED reservations as seats are limited by September 30th. For details and to reserve a space, please call 201-736-7057.

For transportation schedules and more information, please call the Division of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921 or visit the event website