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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.


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.


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.


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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