Newark Arts

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October 9 - 13, 2024

Newark Arts Festival, powered by Prudential Foundation and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), is an annual five-day celebration throughout Newark, taking place October 9th -13th, 2024. This year’s theme is Radical Reimagining, and all are invited to reimagine a world where art, culture and connectedness is the foundation of all that we do and all that we are.

Voted NJ’s Favorite Visual Art Festival and earning the 2018 and 2019 People’s Choice Award, Newark Arts Festival attendance grows year over year. Alongside the signature group exhibition at The Newark Museum of Art and fresh gallery offerings around Newark, Newark Arts Festival features diversified art and performance programming in vacant retail and public spaces, resulting in an immersive and energetic cityscape. The Festival will include both nationally recognized and emerging creatives while providing attendees the opportunity to shop and purchase the work of 500+ artists in open studios, artisan shops and galleries. For more information, please visit

We will be holding a virtual info session on May 9 to give prospective participants more information and to answer all of your questions. If interested, please RSVP at NAF 2024 Virtual Info Session.

In-person auditions for performing artists will be held on May 18. Please RSVP at NAF 2024 In-Person Auditions.


Newark Arts’ mission is to power the arts to transform lives. Established in 1981 as the Newark Arts Council, the organization’s vision is to become a nationally recognized catalyst for the collaborative power of the arts in the City of Newark and urban America. Newark Arts is the producer of Newark Creates, a community-led citywide cultural plan, created in partnership with the City of Newark. Newark Arts’ key initiatives include Arts Education Newark, the ArtStart community grantmaking program, and the Newark Arts Festival. Newark Arts is generously supported by Prudential Financial, the City of Newark, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Victoria Foundation, Turrell Fund, Bank of America, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Foundation, Hanini Group, TD Bank, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Panasonic, M&T Bank, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, PSEG, and individuals, businesses and institutions.

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