The Board of Trustees of Somerville, New Jersey’s Art on Division (AOD) has announced the dates and details of the upcoming AOD 17 Festival.
Arts On Division is dedicated to building community in Somerville and the region through the arts and arts education by promoting the advancement, development, and support of the visual, musical, physical, and literary arts.
AOD 17 Festival is scheduled for Downtown Somerville from Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17, 2017.
On Thursday, September 14, the Festival will open at 6:00 P.M. with the “Gallery Walk,” a tour of Gallery on Main, Gallery on Division and Three Hearts Home, each hosting an opening reception with refreshments and live music. Also, artist Jerome Gonzalez will create an interactive photo illustration on West Main Street while performers Day de Dada entertain throughout the evening.
On Friday Guitarist Terrance Haupt will perform on Division Street from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Saturday’s festivities on Division Street include Art All Day from 11:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M; an Artisan Market on Division Street featuring the works of 18 artists; the Bob Lanza Blues Band preforming from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M; Cube painting Session #1 featuring artists Elan Wonder, Mimi, Jenna Morello, and Brainpaste; a Drum Solo Competition from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M; Cube Painting #2 featuring Leon Rainbow, Pest, El Gento, and Jerome Gonzalez; the Whitehouse Wind Symphony from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M; and Mail Order Bride in performance from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Children’s activities, guitar workshops for kids, sing-a-longs and school art shows will be available throughout the day. A unique collection of videos created by Raritan Valley Community College students will be broadcast in storefronts throughout the evening.
Sunday’s feature will be the Somerville Jazz Festival from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on East Main Street. Artists will have drawings, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photographs, and clothing available for purchase.