JCAST 2019: Art in the City

This past weekend, I had the privilege of leading walking tours as part of the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour. For three days, artists opened their studios, venues hosted events, and residents and visitors enjoyed the best cultural offerings of Jersey City.

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Talking with a group in front of historic Jersey City Hall. October 6, 2019. (Courtesy of Perfume Professor)

I crafted my tours to introduce attendees to longtime cultural institutions (Museum of Russian Art), small studios, (Of Hand, Spirit, & Earth), and artists working in unique forms (CB I Hate Perfume). In total, we visited six art spaces.

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Re-imagining what might be art at CB I Hate Perfume. October 5, 2019. (Photograph by author)

While we explored Jersey City’s artistic landscape, I peppered our conversation with tidbits of local history. Both longtime and new residents enjoyed the chance to learn about their city. Several people shared their own historic anecdotes.

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Photographer Eric Levin discussing his work at the former Majestic Theatre. October 5, 2019. (Photograph by author)

A wonderful autumn weekend and a perfect time to discover Jersey City’s culture and history. I’m already looking forward to next year’s JCAST.

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