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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.

For information log onto or Facebook at Information also available by calling 908-635-2604.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
12:00 – 6:00 PM on Division Street

You’re invited to participate in the annual Arts on Division Artisan Market. This year’s AOD festival will run from September 14 – 17, coinciding with the annual Central Jersey Jazzfest.

Artists and craftspeople in all media and styles are invited. Set up your shop on Division Street, enjoy the comfortable September air, music and festival atmosphere as you chat with buyers and sell your work. Division Street will be bustling with activities. Besides the Artisan Market, there will be mural painters, art exhibits from local schools, a drum solo competition, plenty of music and more; some new events and some old favorites!


  1. The fee for the Artisan Market is $50. Keep in mind that space is limited and artists will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  2. Each artist will be allotted a 10 x 10 ft. space. You are responsible for bringing your own tent, tables, display material, etc. Tents must be anchored to the street with non-abrasive weighted objects, (ie. Gallon water jugs, sandbags). The market will run from 12 – 6. You can start setting up at 10.

  3. Complete the attached submission form and e-mail it with a couple of jpgs of your work or a link to your website to:

  4. Make your check out to Arts on Division and send it to: AOD, P.O. Box 220, Somerville, NJ 08876
    You will not be registered until we receive your submission material and check. Artists are responsible for their own insurance.


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