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3 Days in Monmouth County

Whether you are traveling north to south or south to north in Monmouth County, you will find a range of art activities, ranging from traditional galleries showcasing talented artists from the region, to non-traditional spaces showcasing working artists creating work in a variety of media.From public art to artists’ studio spaces, there a variety of spots within in this County to get your “art fix”Monmouth County is a vibrant hub for art enthusiasts, offering a diverse array of art activities that cater to various tastes and preferences. Whether you embark on a journey from north to south or vice versa, you will encounter a spectrum of artistic experiences that will captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression.


Friday


AHArts Gallery

54 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Friday 12-8pm

Also open Saturday from 12-8 and Sunday 12-5


Begin your Garden State Art Weekend adventure in Monmouth County by visiting AHA Gallery, home to the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council whose mission is to strengthen community through the arts. The gallery hosts several art exhibitions throughout the year, as well as workshops, lectures and concerts. Their popular gallery windows are always filled with local art.



90° Gallery and 90° Framing

72 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Friday 11:30-7pm

Also open Saturday 12-7pm


Continue the journey to Red Bank to visit 90° Gallery and 90° Framing, a unique frame shop and local gallery but most importantly, a community hub where local artists, collectors and galleries meet and connect. Chat with owner, Erin Crinigan, to learn more about the art of framing and collecting.


Art Alliance of Monmouth County

33 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Friday 12-4pm

Also open on Saturday and Sunday 12-4


While in Red Bank, visit Art Alliance of Monmouth County, where you can see the 37th Annual Juried Exhibition curated by Kelly Long, Senior Curatorial Assistant at The Whitney Museum of Art, will be on view from April 6 to April 30. 


Galerie Lucida

18 Wallace St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Friday 12-6pm

Also open Saturday 12-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm


When visiting one of the newest contemporary art galleries in Red Bank; throughout the five rooms, visitors will experience artworks by emerging and established artists working in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, works-on-paper, video, and installation. 


Monmouth Arts: ArtSpace 99

99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Friday 6-8pm


Visit the newest gallery and project space, located in the heart of Red Bank, Monmouth Arts' community space and gallery features art programs, exhibitions of member artists, and community events. On display in April and May, Connor Kane's solo photography exhibit, "Waves & Riffs: Surf & Soundscape of Asbury Park," vividly captures the beauty of the shore and the essence of life in Asbury Park and surrounding areas. His work, a harmonious blend of fine art and photography, radiates the charm and vibrant energy of the coast.


Squatter Potters

43r Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Friday 6-9pm

Also open Saturday 12-3pm and Sunday 3-6pm


End the evening with a visit to Squatter Potters, which has various artists working in a collective studio, offering hand-building, wheel-throwing, and hands-on clay experiences. They will also be showcasing some of their artists' finished works.



Saturday



Chashama Matawan

60 Main Street, Matawan, NJ 07726

Saturday 4-7pm

Also open on Friday 2-6pm and Sunday 2-6pm


ChaShaMa Matawan brings innovative, cutting edge art exhibitions that express the hope that is generated from arts-based healing, encouraging new growth in the local arts community in Matawan, NJ, located 20 minutes from Sandy Hook, less than an hour from Philly, 30 minutes from Asbury Park,


Swing by the opening night celebration, “Divine Reflections”, an exhibition showcasing the profound works of Justin DeMattico, deeply rooted in Christian faith and imbued with a rich tapestry of themes including individual development, judgment, and the quest for acceptance. Through an array of mediums including portraiture, paintings, drawings from sketchbooks, and mesmerizing 3-D printed animal-totem sculptures, the artist delves into the intricacies of the human experience.


They will also be hosting open studios all 3 days from 2-5pm. 


ArtHive

46 English Plaza suite 6, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Saturday 12-5pm


Drop by the open studios at ArtHive, four artists with four different styles working in separate studios. They can be found in Suite 6 on the second floor ( walk up) of the rear building at 46 English Plaza in Red Bank, off of West Front Street (opposite Riverside Park). You will be greeted in the common kitchen where refreshments are available as you tour the studios. Street parking is available and also in the adjacent English Plaza and White Street lots.


WHITEPOINT

550 Cookman Avenue unit 102, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Saturday 12-6pm

Also open Friday 11-6pm and Sunday 1-5pm


A must-see in Asbury Park, WHITEPOINT Gallery, founded in 2013 by Tom & Lois White, features contemporary art with a focus on larger scale works. Genres include, abstract expressionism, conceptual, hyperrealistic, contemporary coastal, and urban art.

 

The currently featured solo exhibition is resident artist Tom White’s alternative hybrid process involving the disciplines of painting, sculpting, photography, digital imaging, design, science and technology - using both analog and digital media.





Parlor Gallery

717 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Saturday 12-9pm

Also open on Friday from 12-8pm and Sunday 12-6pm


An arts institution in Asbury Park, Parlor Gallery opened in 2009 in Asbury Park, NJ. They present a unique vision in New Jersey’s art community and feature innovative work by some of the best emerging and established artists. We curate exhibits the public may not ordinarily have access to outside of a large urban environment within a welcoming, creative, and inspirational space. 

 

The current exhibition, "No.15"; 15 Years of Parlor Gallery, An Anniversary Group Exhibition celebrating their 15th Year as a favorite local Art Gallery and space for creative expression and exploration. In honor of their Anniversary, the Gallery is featuring a carefully curated selection of 15 gallery mainstays, as well as artists that haven’t exhibited with them in many years and a few new members of their “Art Tribe”.



Art629 Gallery

629 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Saturday 12-9pm

Also open Friday 12-7pm and Sunday 12-5pm


Artist-run, Art629 is a gallery dedicated to the exhibition of fine contemporary art. Their objective is to give all artists a voice. They believe in the power of art to connect people and strive to bring new perspectives to the region. They also provide a space for artists to create and explore their passion through painting and drawing classes. During April they will be showcasing a group exhibition “Floral Muse”, portraying different media by multiple artists from New Jersey.







Sunday




Jersey Shore Arts Center

66 S Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

Sunday 12-6pm


Located a hop, skip and a jump away from Asbury Park, The Jersey Shore Arts Center (JSAC) presents its 3rd annual Open Studios Day. Resident artists will open their studios for the public to see their work and where they work. JSAC ( a.k.a. The Old Neptune High School) is home to over 27 artists studios, performance events, classes, music, improv, dance, and two theaters.



Middletown Arts Center

36 Church St, Middletown Township, NJ

Sunday 2-4pm

Also open on Saturday 2-4pm



Join in on this fun art activity with The Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS) where they will  host a fun opportunity for artists and art lovers of all ages to create their own postcards at the Middletown Arts Center (MAC). This event is inspired by the GSWS 6th Annual Art Installation of hand-painted postcards inspired by the Past, Present and Future entitled “Wish you were here!”


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