Local Fine Artists Pop-Up Gallery Popularity Spilling Over to Main Street
(Somerville, NJ) Arts on Division, the third annual celebration of the arts in Somerville, has proven so successful that this year’s event, May 17-20, will have art galleries and cultural events spilling over into spaces on Main Street and around town.
For the past two years, Division Street in downtown Somerville has hosted an exciting and successful annual celebration of the arts called Arts on Division with pop-up art galleries in vacant storefronts, and music, theatre and literary on Division Street, hence the name. Somerville has now made a major commitment to fostering the arts even further with the recent reconstruction of Division Street into a pedestrian walking street to accommodate this years Arts on Division festival. Going forward Somerville hopes to encourage visual and performing artists to make more permanent homes for their galleries/studios in this newly designated Arts District.
Several of this year's events have actually been moved slightly off of Division Street. Although the street will be officially completed and ready for pedestrian use, the cement will not be strong enough at that point to support the band stages. The Local Fine Artists Pop-Up Gallery, one of the more popular events, will be housed around the corner at 59 Main Street. The outdoor music has been moved to Maple Street, which is directly across from the Exhibits.
After a brief ribbon cutting ceremony Friday evening, May 18th, everyone is invited to the opening reception at 59 Main, 6-9PM. The reception will include music by the Jonathan DiFore Jazz Ensemble, food, wine and, of course, beautiful artwork!
“There’s been such a tremendous response this year” said gallery curator, Kristina Lloyd. “We’re excited about the range of visual arts in the show including original artwork in Acrylic, Alkyds, Gouache, Oil, and Watercolor plus Ceramics, Photography, Jewelry, SAORI Weaving, Sculpture, and Pen and Ink.”
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