(Newark, NJ) — On Thursday, October 6, the Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”) will kick off with a glamorous Opening Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Newark Museum of Art (“NMOA”). open the Free with attendance confirmationThe event marks NAF’s 21st anniversary and has been named New Jersey’s favorite visual arts festival for the second year in a row. It is also the first time that NAF’s signature art exhibition will be held within his NMOA’s second floor gallery, providing an incredible opportunity for the local artist community.
The exhibition, titled Newark Arts Festival: Artful Healing, was organized by NAF Lead Curator Adrienne Wheeler and NMOA Curator Assistant Elena C. Muñoz-Rodriguez. Using the theme that art is medicine, it features dynamic artwork submitted by local and international artists. The exhibit is a full circle moment for the festival, which built a computer-generated replica of the Newark Museum of Art to house the virtual exhibit in 2020. Now NAF hosts face-to-face exhibitions within the walls of the renowned museum.
“We are once again delighted to partner with the dynamic Newark Arts Festival team to bring the Artful Healing exhibition to the Special Exhibition Gallery at the Newark Museum of Art.This is our third year of collaborating with NAF, here in Newark. We couldn’t be happier to showcase these incredible creatives based in the Newark Museum of Art,” said Katherine Evans, Deputy Director of Collections and Curatorial Strategy at the Newark Museum of Art.
The exhibition and festival opening reception on October 6th will feature live performances by Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Black Fire Marching Band, Mighty Kamm Band and more. Activities such as sound healing throughout the museum keep attendees uplifted and inspired.
“The Newark Arts Festival is a city-wide collaboration, and we are deeply grateful to generous sponsors and partners like the Newark Museum of Art for helping us bring this vision to life. We continue to thank all our festival artists and community partners for their continued support, and with Artful Healing, we hope to inspire and elevate the spirit of our unique community with the highest level of art in all its forms,” said Newark Arts. said Felicia Swoope, executive director of
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newark arts festival Sponsored by Prudential, City of Newark, Bloomberg Philanthropies, McCarter & English, Newark Museum of Art, Hanini Group, Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau/Newark Happening.
the mission of newark arts Giving the power of art to change lives. Founded in 1981 as the Newark Arts Council, the organization’s vision is to be a catalyst for promoting the collective power of the arts in Newark City and in urban America. Newark Arts is the producer of Newark Creates, a community-driven, city-wide cultural plan created in partnership with the City of Newark. Newark Arts’ major initiatives include Arts Education Newark, the ArtStart community grant program, and the Newark Arts Festival. Newark Arts is generously supported by Prudential Financial, City of Newark, M&T Bank, PSEG, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Victoria Foundation, Turrell Foundation, Bank of America, New Jersey Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts . Verizon, United Airlines, Hanini Group and individuals, businesses and institutions.
Founded in 1909, newark art museum It is New Jersey’s largest arts and educational institution and one of the most influential museums in the United States. Its renowned global art collection, underpinned by significant holdings of science, technology and natural history, ranks him 12th among North American museums. The museum is dedicated to artistic excellence, education, and community engagement, along with a comprehensive commitment to expanding and diversifying participation in the arts. For more than a century, museums have responded to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences by providing exhibits, programming, and resources designed to improve and enrich people’s lives.
Museums also include the Victoria Hall of Science, the Alice and Leonard Dreyfus Planetarium, the 1885 Ballantine House, MakerSPACE, the Billy Johnson Auditorium, the Alice Ransom-Dreyfus Memorial Garden, the original 1784 schoolhouse, and the Newark Fire Museum. A non-profit museum of arts and science, the Newark Museum of Art receives operational support from the City of Newark, New Jersey, New Jersey Arts Council/State Department. National Endowment for the Arts), New Jersey Cultural Trust, Prudential Foundation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Victoria Foundation, Phyllis and Sanford Bolton Estate, Wallace Foundation, and other companies, foundations and individuals. Funding for non-operational acquisitions and activities is provided by members and other contributors.