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Thank you!!

So, the newly minted Metuchen Art & Music fest is over. We have put away the art, the easels, the tables, the spinning wheels, spindles, gourds, tents, stages, chairs, and loud speakers. Metuchen is all tidy again, and no one would ever know what went down except for the spectacular graffiti wall mural that reverberates from the Junior Bug Zone lot (which we hope to make a permanent fixture) and the many photos that have come in — telltale evidence of the amazing art and music party that was had. To see the many faces -- both familiar and out of town -- was so rewarding.

We would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU, to everyone who engaged this year, at every level, to make the festival happen.

 

Thanks to everyone: our amazing planning team, our sponsors, our visitors, our exhibiting artists, our live art performers, Kids Zone coordinators, the musicians, community volunteers, our Borough Administration, the Police and Dept of Public Works, the Chamber of Commerce Board and members, the Metuchen Arts Council and Borough Recreation Dept., our downtown businesses, the Metuchen Mirror and the countless others who helped promote the event via social media channels and their own networks.

We are looking toward the future to make the event even better for next year, as we grow the reputation of our Borough as an arts and cultural centric community. Bravo to you all and thank you again.

See our program 

Knock Out Music Performances All Day Long . . .

For the first time this year, the festival will include two main stages – one at the corner of Hillside and Main Streets and one on the new Woodmont Plaza. Visitors can expect a line-up of indie, rock and folk music performances, including some notable Metuchen bands. More information located on Music page.

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Junebug Spirit Lives on Through “Junior Bug”

Interactive events focused on children will be featured as part of our “Junior Bug” programming from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 9th at Junior Bug Zone (parking lot behind Metuchen Savings Bank, opposite Lollipop Land)

Activities for kids will include:

  • Wall Mural
  • Selfie Station
  • Bubble Fun

  • See the Junior Bug Zone page for more information

    2018 Festival Sculpture: Vivid Emergence

    Meet and greet with the sculptor @ 4:00 pm on June 9th in the Metuchen Savings Bank Courtyard on Main Street

    Susanne Pitak Davis is a Lambertville-based artist and art therapist known for her colorful, imaginative sculptures. Her art is generated from “the stuff of fairy tales” and mythology and, in that way, is both personal and universal. The 8’ tall METFEST sculpture, “Vivid Emergence,” draws on the mythic theme of rebirth but presents it in a whimsical manner. Learn more about Susanne Pitak Davis.

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    10th Anniversary Book

    A beautiful 90-page, full-color art book is for sale . . . brimming with the memories, color and fun from the past ten years of the Artfest! It features gorgeous photos by five professional photographers who, for ten years and 40 nights of Junebug, have documented the event, along with comments provided by artists and musicians, participants, visitors, and volunteers.

    Please contact Nicole Blanket for more information: nblankiet@gmail.com.

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    The Metuchen Artfest is proudly cohosted by the Metuchen Arts Council and the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce