Last year’s Morristown Art Walk was so successful, with over 300 people browsing and conversing with more than 50 artists showcasing their work, that artist and organizer Julie Friedman of ArtSpace Studio and event partner Morris Arts have decided to make it an annual happening. If you missed the excitement last year, don’t worry you can catch it this year on Sunday, October 6th from noon to 5:00pm. This family friendly event has grown to include over 70 artists at 10 different venues from one end of South Street to the other and 3 venues on Maple Avenue in Morristown.
Friedman, an inspiring pastel artist and art teacher, is thrilled that the event grew so much in just one year, “The message is loud and clear, Morristown’s got the good art vibe: people want to see more local art events and artists want to share their passions with the public”. Her vision was to organize an event to offer Morris County artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work and to connect with the community, while promoting Morristown as a hub for the Arts.
Kadie Dempsey, Director of Arts in Community at Morris Arts, says “If people want to know what the word “Creative Placemaking “ is all about, the Art Walk with Julie Freidman taking a leadership role, is a great example of artists taking ownership in their own community and creating vibrancy in the downtown. Events that are community based like the Art Walk enrich the local economy by supporting local artists and businesses this helps to create a more interesting and exciting downtown area. Maps will be available at all locations hosting artists and locations will be clearly marked with balloons and signs. For more information contact Julie Friedman, ArtSpace Studio, 201-819-0371 http://www.juliefriedmanart.com
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Morris Arts is a not-for-profit organization long dedicated to enriching the community through the arts. Their mission to “engage and build community through the arts” is accomplished through: Arts education programs in the schools, Arts programming in the community – Creative Placemaking, Arts advocacy locally and statewide, And Support of the local community of artists and arts organizations. For more information visit Morrisarts.org or (973) 285-5115, firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating locations are:
Kathryn Joseph Salon – 168 South St, Glassworks Studio – 151 South St, Cafe On the Green – 28 W Park Pl, St. Peters Church – South St, Central Property Realtor – 75 Maple Ave, Peter Dorne Architects – 105 Maple Ave, Strawberry Fields Yogurt – 88 South St, Sweet Lucy’s Bakery – 56 South St, Suzi’s Salon – 126 South St, Tomato Pie – 20 South St, Morris County Art Association – 10 Catherine Ln, ArtSpace Studio – 14 Elm St