Greenway Mural Project

Artisan Market

Saturday, September 14, 2019
12:00 - 6:00 PM on Division Street

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 passers-by and sell your work. Division street will be filled with activity!  Besides the Artisan Market, there will be mural painters, art exhibits from local schools, a chalk artist, plenty of music, The Day de DaDa interactive performance group, demos, children’s activities and more.  

Guidelines

  1. Submission deadline is July 22.  We recommend that you submit your application early as space is limited.

  2. The fee for the Artisan Market is $50.

  3. 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).  Artists are responsible for their own insurance coverage during the Market.

  4. Parking information and set-up details will be sent out in a separate email as we move closer to the event.

  5. Complete the submission form below and e-mail it with a couple of JPGs of your work or a link to your website to: submissions@artsondivision.com 

  6. The market will run from 12 – 6.  You can begin setting up at 10.

  7. You will be notified as soon as possible regarding your acceptance.

  8. After you receive your acceptance, make your check out to “Arts on Division” and mail it to Arts on Division, 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.

  9. Questions can be sent to: susanantin@verizon.net

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Jazz Festival Art Market

Sunday, September 17, 2017
12:00 - 6:00 PM

We would like to invite you to participate in the Jazz Festival 2017 Art Market. As you probably know, the Jazz Fest brings in a huge crowd which increases each year. This year’s Jazz Fest will be held on Sunday, September 17, as the final day of the AOD annual Arts Festival.

For the music line-up and other performance details, visit the Jazz Festival website.
www.centraljerseyjazzfestival.com

Guidelines

  1. The fee for the Market is $100. Space is limited to approximately 10 tents and artists will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  2. Artists will be selling their work from 12:00 – 6:00 pm. Set-up can begin at 10:00 am. 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). Tents will be set-up on Main St. adjacent to the curb of the Courthouse lawn toward the Bridge Street side. Breakdown is 6:00 pm.

  3. Complete the attached submission form and e-mail it with a couple of JPGs of your work to: submissions@artsondivision.com 

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

  5. AOD will advertise the Jazz Fest Artists on the AOD website, Facebook, and other appropriate places. As our audience is primarily coming for the music, we need as much advertising as possible to let people know that we have artwork available as well. Please be sure and let your own networks know and spread the word in any other way you can.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

AARP New Jersey has awarded Somerville’s Arts on Division a grant in the amount of $8,314 for the purpose of creating decorative crosswalks at a major intersection connecting the Peter’s Brook Greenway.

The Greenway Mural Project will be a street mural at the intersection of Bridge and Green Street in Somerville. New Jersey artist Leon Rainbow will design the mural and the community will be invited to paint it. The painting event is open to all ages and is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023.

The mural project is an artistic way to connect the Peters Brook Greenway with the community surrounding it. The Peters Brook Greenway is part of the Somerset County Greenway, a series of linked trails providing pedestrian and cycling linkages between neighborhoods and commercial areas throughout the county.

Rainbow commented, “My art is a fusion of life and imagination. I take graffiti and morph it with fine art, combined with an underlying message. This allows me to reach a wide variety of people.” He continues, “The image relates more to youth, the message to adults. My design pulls them together bringing them to the middle ground to which they relate.”

“We are incredibly excited to support Arts on Division as they work to foster walkability, connectivity, creativity and community engagement through this intergenerational public art project,” said AARP New Jersey State Director, Stephanie Hunsinger. “Our goal at AARP New Jersey is to support the efforts of our communities to be great places for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities.”

The Greenway Mural Project will be executed by Arts on Division and community volunteers of all ages. Arts On Division (AOD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through the arts and arts education. AOD promotes the advancement, development and support of the visual, musical, physical and literary arts with the belief this will positively contribute to the quality of life for all residents and contribute to economic and community development in the Borough of Somerville, New Jersey and its surrounding areas.

Among the AOD projects are the Annual Fall Arts Festival, the Raymond Brown Memorial Mural, the Jerome Gonzalez Memorial Mural, the Gallery on Division, the Seward Johnson Sculpture series on Main Street, the Mary Bonnell public sculptures, the Paul Robeson Portrait at Giardina Way and numerous pop-up gallery exhibits.

Volunteers interested in participating should contact Susan Antin at: artsondivision1@gmail.com

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