The work of over 100 artists, many of whom live or work in the mile-square city, will be showcased at galleries and venues around town for free on Nov. 9 and 10 as part of the Hoboken Artists Studio Tour.
The tour, which brings together artists, performers, gallery owners, and local businesses, is a chance for Hoboken residents and visitors to enjoy what is undoubtedly a hidden gem of the metropolitan art scene.
“The fact that Hoboken has such an interest in promoting its artists and performers really makes the tour a wonderful opportunity,” said Theresa Kruszewski, whose black and white photography will be featured on the tour. “The city is special because it’s interested in helping artists.”
The tour, which is co-sponsored by The Hudson Reporter, is in its 32nd year and will run from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is self-guided, and maps are available at City Hall, the tour’s starting point. Admission is free.
Geri Fallo, the city’s Director of Cultural Affairs and the tour’s curator, noted that while the tour is unique to Hoboken, the art that is on display boasts an international flair.
“As diverse as the art itself, the tour’s popularity draws artists from far beyond the banks of Hoboken,” she said. “From the shores of international waters to our own metropolitan area, you will find over 100 artists exhibiting a wide range of art forms representing an exciting variety of media and design.”
“The city is special because it’s interested in helping artists.” – Theresa Kruszewski
“Visitors will have a chance to meet the artists, photographers, sculptors, and artisans in their own studios, where you can witness the creative process at work,” said Fallo.
And the artwork is as diverse as the artists who produce it. The media on display will range from classical figurative realism and abstract expressionism to sculptures and photographic computer generated images. There are also oil paintings, watercolors and acrylics, as well as multi-media collage and paintings on silk. And even better, most of it will be on sale.
“The tour offers something for everyone, so don’t forget to bring your checkbook,” said Fallo. “Even if you don’t see exactly what you want, you can place a special order directly with the artist.”
Locations along the tour, in addition to City Hall, include the historic Neumann Leather Building, the Hoboken Historical Museum, and The Monroe Center.
For directions or further information, please call 201-420-2207 or visit www.hobokennj.org.
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