Art Around Town

14th Annual
South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio Tour

Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2017
Sneak a peek into the hearts and minds of local artists through open access to studios, galleries, pop-up exhibitions and more. So much to see and do this year that we've made it an entire weekend!

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This community-supported event provides you with a unique look at the vibrant and dynamic art scene in our towns. With over 70 emerging, mid-career, and established artists - 20% of whom are new to the tour this year - and numerous special exhibitions, art appreciators and collectors have the perfect opportunity to start or grow an art collection.

To plan your journey, the Studio Tour website ( lists all participating artists and has an interactive map that lets you filter by theme, medium, and other options. Local VIPs and notable personalities have provided printable Curated Tours on the web site, providing interesting options and starting points. Paper maps are available at participating venues and businesses throughout both towns, including The Baird Center and 1978 Arts Center.

Brought to you by the Pierro Gallery, the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and 1978 Maplewood Art Center. Gold Sponsors: Jespy House; Silver Sponsors: Victoria Carter, Eventage, Natalie Farrell; Bronze Sponsors: The Able Baker, SOPAC, Maplewood Karate, The Tenth Muse Gallery, Mona Lisa Framing; and our many contributors and friends.

2017 Special Exhibitions & Events

The Blue Scarf Collective: Art in a Time of Resistance

Light installations, photography, illustration, painting, fiber art, printmaking, and sculpture with guest artist and SOMA resident, Diana Fine. During the studio tour, participate in the Button Resist Project by designing your own wearable protest with donations benefitting the Rain Foundation of Essex County.

Gallery Hours M-Th 11-4pm & by appt. Open for the Studio Tour.

Location: Pierro Gallery, 5 Mead Street, Second Floor, South Orange, NJ 07079, 973-378-7754

Funky Fun Art Hands on family friendly project in the Funky Fun Art space at the Baird.

Location: The Baird, 5 Mead St., South Orange

Art from the Heart

Artists from JESPY House, Arts Unbound and Glass Roots.

Location: JUDI House, 110 Irvington Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079

Artists from GlassRoots

Glass Roots provides area youth with opportunities to create glass art, and develop entrepreneurial and life skills.

Location: Mona Lisa Framing, 7 Highland Place, Maplewood, NJ

The Pet Project

Recent works from artists Chrissy McIntyre and Lara Tomlin featuring modern and eclectic pet portraits. Open all day long during the Studio Tour.

Exhibition runs 6/2- 7/6

Opening party: June 2, 7-9pm

Location: Pet Wants, 67 South Orange Ave, South Orange

Inspired Minds: Young Artists Exhibition 2017

Drawings, paintings and photographs by Essex County's gifted high school artists.

Opening Reception: May 18, 2106 6-7:30pm

Open during the studio tour 11-5pm.

Location: Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange

Arts Unbound Showcase

Shop and Gallery

100 Baker Ave. Maplewood, NJ

Digital Gallery: Sense of Place

Violetta Zuppa, Watercolors; Gina Petrecca Photography

Location: South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079

Things that Matter

A written art project with thoughtful contributions from the community

Location: South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079

3-D printing Demo

Saturday 6/3, 11am

Location: South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079

AP Studio Art and Art 4 students

An exhibition of the best of the visual arts at Columbia High School.

Location: Domareki Gallery at CHS, 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Tony Smith Tau

Permanent monumental work by native son, Tony Smith, owned by the Village of South Orange.

Location: Corner of North Ridge Road and Mead Street, South Orange

 Pride #6,

Lighting installation by local artist Cat Tate Starmer on June 2-4, 2017

Location: Cameron Field in South Orange. Presented by Pierro Outdoors

Gateway Murals Nine murals facing The Gateway luxury apartments. Oksana Berzinsh, Bill Billec, Mary Jean Canziani, Lawrence Ciarallo, Santiago Cohen, Kathleen Hong, Kevin O'Connell, Roberta Melzl, Franc Palaia.

Location: The Gateway, 9 West South Orange Ave;, South Orange (ongoing)

ENDANGERED! Group Show Studio Tour Artists explore the theme Endangered.

Location: 15 Scotland Road (Mark Murphy Music)

South Orange, NJ 07079