ART150, a collective of over 20 artists living and working at 150 Bay Street, the historic landmark building in the heart of downtown Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District (PAD), will hold a public group art exhibition the weekend of May 5th & 6th, 12:00-6:00 PM (including a private opening Friday, May 4, 6:00-9:00 PM). For many years a participant in Jersey City’s annual JCAST Studio Tour, held each October, the artists of ART150 will this year hold their own exhibition, which will include works produced exclusively by tenant artists of 150 Bay Street. The 150 Bay Street building represents a truly unique aspect of the Jersey City artist community—a collective of artists who work and live in the same space, alongside and in harmony with their residential neighbors. The ART150 Exhibition is a celebration of 150 Bay Street’s unique status in the Jersey City art community, and demonstrates their commitment to the Powerhouse Art District’s stated mission of focus on the arts.
A large diversity of artistic styles and mediums make up the artist community at 150 Bay St. Artists participating in ART150 include Billykirk Inc., Kirkland Bray, Frank DeMarco, Muriel Favaro, James Fraser, Karen Fuchs, Ann Giordano, Dolores Jansen, Robert Koch, Robert Kogge, Milena Kohlhofer, Janet La Valley, Julia Lomba, Ashley Lucas, Jaqi Medlock, Tatsuro Nishimura, Cheryl Riley, Lauren Schwartz, Marc Neal Simon, Barbara Sinclair, Jillian Wolf, and Jonathan Wolf.
The loft building at 150 Bay Street—formerly the headquarters and warehouse of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, and now a landmark historic building—is owned and was renovated by the Gural family, who have generously made available to the ART150 artists an unoccupied second-floor suite, where the weekend exhibition will be held. For the past several months, the artists of ART150 have been cleaning, painting, and renovating the suite to create an open exhibition space, where each artist will curate their own “gallery” and display their works for sale to the public. The exhibition will include a wide range of works encompassing an exciting variety of media and styles.
ART150 represents the fulfillment of the promise of what the Jersey City Powerhouse Arts District was originally intended to represent. Despite the loss of many of the original historic structures that formed the basis of this vibrant Jersey City arts community, there remains a strong core of individuals devoted to the neighborhood and committed to supporting the continued growth of the arts in Jersey City. The ART150 exhibition grew out of that commitment.
The ART150 Exhibition is made possible by the generous help and support of the following: GFP Real Estate; Jerry’s Artist Outlet, West Orange, NJ, offering an unparalleled selection of products and services; The Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC), committed to supporting and advocating for the existing artists and arts organizations across all artistic disciplines; The City of Jersey City’s Office of Cultural Affairs, a proponent and advocate for the arts in Jersey City, providing opportunities, resources, and education for artists of all disciplines; and in partnership with Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Municipal Council.
For more information, and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Julia Camacho, Senior Managing Director of 150 Bay Street at 201-795-9200. Click here for further information about the show.
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