Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival will hit Newark this Fall

The city will come alive with art this October, with a vast variety of visual, performing and literary art cropping up throughout Newark during the “Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival,” hosted by the Newark Arts Council from October 15 to October 18.

“Open Doors” will take place throughout the Newark community across 40 venues, each celebrating “Newark’s unique and diverse contributions to the arts and to American culture,” according to the council.

The festival will include work in diverse mediums, in forms such as art installations, new media, poetry and screenings. The art has been curated by the Newark Arts Council from submissions from local artists. Thursday evening will kick off the festival with a “traditional art reception.”

The council is still looking for volunteers and sponsors of the festival. Individuals, groups, organizations and businesses interested in participating in the festival should contact Joyce Anne Judd at

For more information about the festival or the Newark Arts council, visit, or call the council’s office at 973-643-1625, and stay tuned for an events schedule.

The Newark Arts Council is located at 17 Academy Street in Newark, and it is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Featured image courtesy of the Newark Arts Council 

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