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Press Release

Central Avenue New Call for Art

 

Jersey City, NJ– The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation is again seeking creative proposals for publicartinstallations within the Central Avenue shopping district. Selectedartwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall and paid upon completion. The submission deadline is Friday, July 30th, 2021

“In 2020 Central Avenue was able to bring color into the lives of a community that needed to see a brighter perspective,” said Sanford Fishman President of Central Avenue Special Improvement District and longtime pharmacist at Bond Drugs (371 Central Ave). “The vibrant artwork colored a time when the community needed it most. We hope to add more this coming year and excited to see what artists have in store for Central Avenue in the era of a pandemic. Our community takes pride in its outdoorartgallery along the shopping corridor. Last 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 installingartwork. With over 20 murals on the avenue, our colorfulartwork is appreciated by thousands of daily Hudson County residents and visitor.

Allartists 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 allartwork andartists an equal opportunity to be selected.

This program is organized by the CASID and made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on theArts, 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.

Click here to view Request for Proposal