Jersey City, NJ– The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation is again seeking creative proposals for public art installations within the Central Avenue shopping district. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall and paid upon completion. The submission deadline is Friday, July 24th
COVID-19 has affected the lives of many, but we will not let it stand in the way of the arts. “Central Avenue believes the arts is more important now than ever before. We hope that adding new artwork on the Main Street will not only add color but brighter perspective to our current situation.” said Sanford Fishman President of Central Avenue Special Improvement District and Owner of Bond Drugs (371 Central Ave) If you are an artist with a collection of ideas and hungry to seek their next big project. Central Avenue is ready for you!
Central Avenue prides itself on the outdoor art gallery along the shopping corridor. This past spring, New Jersey Advance Media named Central Avenue the most eye-popping one mile walk in Jersey City. This year will mark Central Avenue’s eleventh consecutive year installing artwork. With over 20 murals on the avenue, our colorful artwork is appreciated by hundreds of shoppers each day.
With that said, all artists interested in participating must complete and adhere to the guidelines in the Request for Proposal (RFP) which is available online: www.JCHeights.com. A hard copy of the application can also be obtained from the CASID office. It is a competitive process allowing all artwork and artists an equal opportunity to be selected.
This program has been managed by the CASID and made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
To learn more, visit www.JCHeights.com