We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2nd Annual Braddock Park Arts Festival for their generous contributions towards making the June 12th event such a great success. PSEG, the J. Fletcher Creamer Foundation, Carepoint Health, Valley National Bank, Lime Taxi, GPs Restaurant, and UFC gym demonstrated they recognize the important role design and visual arts can play in the lives of Hudson County residents. Similarly, material and in-kind donations from Atlantic Papers, Speedball Art Products, Awagami Factory, Akua Inks, Ceramic Supply Inc., The Compleat Sculptor, HCB Distribution and Remco Press were invaluable to this event overall. The impact of their support will be felt long term.
Now in its second year, the Braddock Park Arts Festival attracted more than four thousand people throughout the day with double the number of attendees since last year. We are proud of the partnership formed with Guttenberg Arts, the the County Executive’s Office, the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development and our sponsors on the 2nd AnnualBraddock Park Arts Festival and hope it will continue for years to come.
WELCOME TO #BPAF2016!
We are very excited to announce this year's Braddock Park Art Festival hosted on Sunday June 12th from 10am - 6pm.
We have a wide range of activities for the entire community to enjoy. You will take part in Artist Demos and Community Projects lead by Guttenberg Arts residents and staff, and find Artist Installations brought on location by select established artists from our network. Our Lakeside Artist Market will consist of local artists and galleries. Food Trucks selected from the surrounding area will be located along Riverside Drive.
Sponsored by Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, Freeholder Anthony P. Vainieri, Jr. (District 8) and the entire Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and The Hudson County Division of Parks. Hosted by Guttenberg Arts and Supported by PSEG, Valley National Bank, Speedball Art Products, Atlantic Papers, Akua Inks and Awagami Factory
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The Braddock Park Art Festival is free to attend. Hours are 11am-7pm. Braddock Park is located between Bergenline Avenue and JF Kennedy Blvd East in North Bergen NJ. The festival will be centered around the Interpretive Center (Lake House). You can find directions to the Festival here. Visitors are encouraged to bring their friends and family. This year's festival will include:
Steamroller Woodcuts - The team will be inking and printing giant woodcuts by Justin Sanz, Martin Mazorra of Cannonball Press, Rob Swainston and other established artists artists. The prints will be hung around the park for display.
Steamroller Monoprint Jam - Established artists will collaborate on creating 8 x 5 foot monoprints throughout the day and inspire the attendees to make some of their own at the demonstration booths and community project stations
Community Mural - This project (set next to Graffiti Alley) is intended to bring the local community together. Anyone interested in picking up a piece of chalk can add on to 8’x8’ community mural.
50x4’ Steamroller Monoprint with Stephen McKenzie and Rainbow Squadron - Alongside our staff, the Guinness World Records breaking artist Stephen McKenzie will be preparing a 50’x4’ monoprint with the assistance of the festival goers. People of all ages are welcome to come help Stephen illuminate a giant sheet of plastic that is printed with a roll of nylon paper and steamroller as the crescendo for the day’s events.
Paper-making Demo with Combat Paper NJ / Monoprint Demo / Drypoint Etching Demo / DIY Silkscreen Table / Ceramic Hand Building with FPOAFM art collective / Hand Rubbing Woodcuts / Montclair Art Museum Mobile Art Truck / Japanese Paper Marbling / Body Casting / Sketchbook Journal Making with Endless Editions
ALMODOVARFOTO / Amy Garas / GRAFFNAMES / Bushwick Print Lab / Drive by Press / JaCoTartaruga / Killer Acid / Cannonball Press / Juan Ramiro Torres / Poetry in Paints / Uniqueness Designs LLC / Hoofprint Workshop / Michal Brodka Illustration / The Raven Gallery & Boutique / totemic17 / erasmo jorge gomez artwork / Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop / Word PowerArt / Amy NYC / Mollycat Mosaics / Michael Graessle Caricatures / Guttenberg Arts / Wearskate Jewelry / Pushpull Printshop / Carrier Pigeon / Nancy Guerrero / cubanpetenj / 725 Studios / K10 Photography / MsWritten Art / Matimoo Inc. / Keri Sheheen / So Yoon Lym / Karamelz Shop / Vanessa Seixas Illustration / Bruno Nadalin
This year we are changing the atmosphere of Braddock Park by turning it into a sculpture garden for the day. These larger than life artworks will immerse visitors with enchanted, thoughtful walkthroughs and interactions.
Print Canopy: Clothes lines stretched from tree to tree will display giant 8x5 foot woodcuts and mono-prints made on location by the steamroller print crew.
High School Exhibit: Artwork by students from local schools like North Bergen High School will be on display.
Graffiti Alley Exhibit: Last year’s “Graffiti Alley” murals by artists Matt Ellis, Dan Bortz and Ray Arcadio will also be on view.
Food Truck Circle
We are excited to bring you the following Food Trucks to this year's Festival: