Cultivating the Arts in Your Downtown

Cultivating Arts in the Downtown

Friday, June 24 at 11:30AM
Newark Public Library – Centennial Hall
5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Downtown Enthusiasts joined us for the return of our in-person “lunch and learn” Downtown Management Forum is back! 

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Round Table Discussion 
Mary Eileen Fouratt, Program Officer with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Ann Marie Miller, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy at Art Pride NJ shared best practices for creating public art programs that are collaborative, inclusive, and sensitive to community context. Their discussion provided advice for engaging local artists, coordinating with community stakeholders and government partners, as well as implementing the full range of initiatives from tactical creative placemaking projects to adopting a full-blown Public Art Master Plan. 

Walking Tour
Following the round table discussion, Emily Manz, President of EMI Strategy led a walking tour of the neighborhood’s Newark Artist Collaboration public art installations. Newark Artist Collaboration is an Audible-supported program created to amplify the work of Newark-based artists and encourage local investment in Newark’s creative community. The tour was limited to the neighborhood around the library, but you are invited to continue exploring on your own using the Newark Arts Public Art Map.

Thank you to the Newark Downtown District and Newark Public Library for hosting this forum.

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A big thank you to Audible for co-sponsoring the program to help underwrite the costs.

Lunch will be catered by Mercato Tomato Pie, a Newark Working Kitchens participating restaurant. The Working Kitchens program launched in April 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 shut down and has helped keep 30 local restaurants open and delivered more than one million meals to at-risk Newarkers.