2017 Earth Day Festival at VACNJ
WHEN: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, from 10 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: The march (walking on sidewalks) begins gathering at 9am at PromenadePark (next to Mondo Marketplace) in Summit and sets off to its end point at the Art Center, 68 Elm Street, at 9:30am
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting an Earth Day Festival. The event features an array of workshops, educational booths, food and activities. The Festival will be held in the museum, art studios, and the sculpture park and is an extension of the themes of environment and exploration present in the spring exhibitions. View the exhibitions, participate in hands on art and science workshops, learn about ways to contribute to helping the environment in this area, speak with local naturalists, wildlife specialists, park geologists + more. This event is free and will be engaging for all ages!
Events include: Science March for Children–What unites the sciences and the arts is an insatiable curiosity. The Art Center encourages families with kids to bring a poster and join us & marches worldwide in celebrating science at all levels.
Organizations who will be participating include:
- The Great Swamp Watershed Association
- The Rahway River Watershed Association
- Tesla Community Incubator Space
- NJ Drone Academy
- Maker Depot
- Ninth Wave Global
- The Trailside Nature and Science Center
The spring exhibitions on view include:
- Matt Jensen: Park Wonder
- Jessica Rohrer: Neighborhood Watch
- Alice Momm: A Conversation with Trees
- + Interactive artwork by Brian Fernandez-Halloran – Adults and kids will love adding to this hand cranked sculpture!
For more information contact Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Community Engagement at 908.273.9121 ext. 213
About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
For more than 80 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been dedicated to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Recognized as a leading non-profit arts organization and accredited by the American Alliance for Museums, the Art Center’s renowned studio school, acclaimed exhibitions, and educational outreach initiatives serve thousands of youth, families, seniors and people with special needs every year.
Major support for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Walter V. and Judith L. Shipley Family Foundation, the Wilf Family Foundations and Art Center members and donors.
Left image: Artist Brian Fernandez-Halloran
Right images: photographs by artist Matt Jensen