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The New Jersey Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture is a statewide initiative to increase communication and share information with municipal leaders about the many ways arts and culture improve community life. 

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Mayor Fulop Elevates Arts & Culture to Create NJ’s Largest Visual Arts Event

Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Office of Cultural Affairs and Art Fair 14C Executive Director Robinson Holloway to announce the premier of Jersey City Art Week – a new partnership between Jersey City’s largest visual arts events.

The Jersey City Art and Studio Tour (JCAST) and Art Fair 14C are joining forces to host concurrent events in October, creating a super-sized visual arts experience that will showcase Jersey City’s vibrant arts and culture scene.

Jersey City Art Week is scheduled for October 11-15,2023, with more details to come on both the JCAST and Art Fair 14C websites.


Windows for Women in Maplewood

In celebration of Women’s History Month, 31 women-owned businesses are partnering with 32 women artists to display art across Maplewood. β€œWindows for Women” is a joint project of Maplewood Village Alliance and Springfield Avenue Partnership in collaboration with SOMA Celebrates Women, and gives residents and visitors the opportunity to support women-owned businesses and women artists at the same time.

Maplewood Village Alliance manager Cat Delett said. β€œβ€˜Windows for Women’ lives at that distinctly SOMA crossroads where local shopping and dining meets supporting the arts.”


The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust

The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST), in cooperation with the Borough of Haddonfield, NJ, has created a public/private outdoor art initiative that will populate downtown locations in Haddonfield with rotational, contemporary outdoor sculpture.

The goal, according to local real estate developer and HOST chair, Stuart Harting, is to β€œtransform this walkable, attractive, and historically significant borough into a significant center for juried outdoor sculpture in the great tradition of public art.”


Voices From The Field

Newark’s New Harriet Tubman Monument a Model for Community Engagement in Public Art

The city of Newark, New Jersey unveiled its long-awaited Harriet Tubman monument March 9 with great excitement. Four days of community celebrations and events followed. With visual, audio and tactile components, β€œShadow of a Face” is not a statue to view from a distance, but a place to see, hear, touch, spend time and reflect on stories. Designed by Jamaican-born, Montclair-based Nina Cooke John, this unique public art project will be visited, studied, and celebrated for years to come.


Mayor's Quote of the Month

β€œBy leveraging the strong relationships we have built over the years with our artists and arts organizations…we can really amplify our impact and showcase our talented artists on a much bigger stage…This event will attract residents and visitors from throughout the region to come to Jersey City for the arts and stay for everything we have to offer.”

Stephen M. Fulop, Mayor, Jersey City, NJ


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