The Metuchen Junebug ArtFest celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2017!
This year's Artfest nights in June may be over, but the Junebug Spirit is continuing throughout the year with initiatives, events, and opportunities.
The ArtFest has grown into a pre-eminent art and music festival that welcomes local, regional and national participation. It features several hundred visual and performing artists and draws thousands of visitors from the tri-state area, transforming our central New Jersey community into a month-long celebration of the arts!
Missing all the great Junebug music?
We were, too! So... introducing Tunebug! A very low key & casual opportunity for a little street music this summer... right now starting with Thursday evenings and we'll see where it goes from there. Want to play? Contact us at the Chamber office at 732-548-2964 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to the Metuchen Savings Bank for their continued support.
10th Anniversary Book
We've compiled a beautiful 90-page, full-color Art Book brimming with the memories and color and fun of the past ten years of the Artfest! The book contains 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.
Robyn Trimboli-Russo's Juniorbug sculpture is now installed as a temporary pop up exhibit at 458 Main Street (former Re/Max). Robyn created this sculpture as a part of the Juniorbug Kids Art Zone on the 3rd night of Artfest at Junebug Plaza. The building owner has graciously allowed us to install this exhibit until the space is occupied, at which point it will be moved to another location.
The Committee is considering a Jazz event to be held in conjunction with the Metuchen High School. One of the musicians featured at this year's Junebug has expressed an interest in participating in a performance with the High School Jazz Ensemble in order to connect with local music communities for collaborations.
Junebug Sculpture Garden?
The Junebug Committee is exploring potential location for a Junebug Scuplture Garden that will include both the 2017 (Dan Fenelon) and 2015 Junebug (Robert Russo) sculptures. If this dream becomes a reality, there may also be a community based project to enhance the site. The Junebug Chairperson is working with the borough to decide how to best display this work as permanent outdoor installations.