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2023 marks Morris Arts' 50th Anniversary! We
invite you to celebrate with us throughout the year at our existing
arts events, programs, and special Golden Anniversary
happenings. Below is a compilation of what's coming up in August.
We look forward to connecting with you through the arts!
Meet Me in Morristown (MMIM)
transforms the downtown area of Morristown into a center for art, music
and fun on the third Thursdays of the summer. Visual artists set up
tables to showcase and sell their art, musicians dot the downtown,
street performers engage audiences and Morristown businesses operate
sidewalk sales and demonstrations.
Art in the Atrium's Atrium Gallery exhibit, Black Art in the Sun
at the Admin & Records Building will remain open until
*Rain date will take place on the following Friday,
Lynette is a versatile vocalist, actor, producer,
director, and vocal coach. In 2017 she was inducted into the
Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz. Her live performances have been reviewed
in numerous publications including, The New York Times,
BroadwayWorld, and The Star-Ledger which proclaimed that “Her voice
reaches deep into one’s soul and finds a soft spot”.
She performs Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel, Soul, and Pop
Is your Morris County organization interested in
receiving a grant from Morris Arts? Is your Morris County organization
seeking funding for an arts project?
The application is live for our Local Arts Grant Program,
made possible by, and contingent upon, funding from the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts. In spirit of our mission to "build
community through the arts," we offer Local Arts Grants to provide
access to quality arts experiences in Morris County communities. Each
year, the program supports more than 1,500 arts activities and programs
that serve over 100,000 children and adults.
Local Arts mini Grants
In addition, we offer $1,000 mini grants for arts
projects to new and emerging organizations.
On June 29, 2023, Morris Arts held the
culminating event for theSpring
2023 Her Words program at The Morristown Neighborhood
House. During the performance, the girls shared a collaborative writing
piece they'd createdalong
with the artwork inspired by the writing process. The
personalities and complimented what they'd written and discussed
during the workshop sessions.
One of the two leaders of the program, Cyndall Brice said,
"Adia and I were so proud of the girls because they showed
confidence and self-awareness through their work. Over the 10 weeks,
the students grew tremendously and discovered how special they are and
that their voices truly matter. We couldn't have asked for a better
group to work with for this program."
>>>If you want to learn more about our Her
Words or get involved with our Fall 2023 program, please contact our
Program Administrator, Cyndall Brice
This year, we awarded $120,500 to 32 organizations in
Morris Country. Below is a sampling of some events they produce. Be
sure to visit their websites and social channels for additional
information and events. Looking
to apply for our FY24 Local Art Grants? Applications are available here.
PREVIEW THROUGH AUGUST 13 | T, W, TH 11AM-4PM, SUN 1-4PM
68 Morris Avenue, Morristown
In this landmark exhibit, nationally acclaimed
photographer Xiomàro captures eight of the county's historic sites from new,
exciting angles. The never-before-seen work displays the beauty found
in the mundane and the poignant traces left behind by generations past.
Y PINTAR!/LIVE, LOVE, AND PAINT! ART FESTIVAL
AUGUST 26 | 12-4PM | FREE
Chestnut Street, Dover
Come and enjoy a celebration of art, culture, and
community! The Town of Dover will be unveiling its first piece of
public art, an asphalt mural on Chestnut Street with the help
of Levitate Creative Services.In addition, there will be art vendors, food trucks, live
music and dancing, and a kids art activity!
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MORRIS COUNTY PARKS COMMISSION
NJ Climate Resiliency Community-Based Arts Projects
New Jersey State Council on the Arts in
partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
This call is part of the Coastal Risk Communications
Campaign to bring attention to and engage with the public about climate
impacts in our coastal areas through art installations. Selected
artists will work with pre-selected community-based organizations (CBO)
to plan, implement, document, and promote the projects.
at The Art Upstairs Gallery at Mayo Performing Arts Center
Please send an image of the artwork with the application.
All pieces must be original artwork, wired, and ready to hang. Hanging
art maximum width 32”, maximum weight 30 lbs. There is a 20% commission
on all sales. MCAA has the right to limit the number of artworks
accepted for this show based on space and amount of artwork submitted
and to reject any artwork for quality reasons.
Must be a member of the Morris County Art Association to
be eligible for this exhibit.
Deadline: September 22
A Compensation Survey and Pay Equity Project for the New
Jersey Arts Community
Organizational Survey is now live!
ArtsPay NJ Survey should be filled out by a
designated person on behalf of an arts organization. They will give
compensation information for all job titles at the
organization. All non-profit organizations in NJ for which
the arts are the primary focus of their mission should complete