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The Visual Arts Center Hosts Family Earth Day Festival April 22

The following is from the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Left image: Artist Brian Fernandez-Halloran; Right images: photographs by artist Matt Jensen

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22nd 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event will feature 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!

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is located at 68 Elm St in Summit, NJ.

Earth Day Festival event include the 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. The march (walking on sidewalks) begins gathering at 9am at Promenade Park (next to Mondo Marketplace) and sets off to its end point at the Art Center at 9:30am.

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.

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