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2018 Metuchen Art & Music Fest – The METFEST!

Saturday, June 9th, 12:00 Noon – 10:00 pm

This coming June 2018, the METFEST (formerly known as “Junebug”) transforms into a one-day celebration of the visual and performing arts, embracing a new name that reflects our increased focus on high-end art and music.

*Rain date = Saturday, June 16th  


Visual Artist Notifications Soon

Registration is now closed.  The METFEST showcases several hundred local, regional and national participating artists and draws thousands of visitors from the tri-state area. Applicants for METFEST will be notified of acceptance as soon as the review process is completed. 

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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

    Lambertville NJ Artist Susanne Pitak Davis to Create Sculpture for 2018 METfest

    Susanne Pitak Davis is an artist and art therapist mostly known for her colorful imaginative sculpture. Her work is an exploration of the concept of "art as talisman," where energy is embedded in an object to impart a sense of the divine. Learn more about Susanne Pitak Davis.


    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:

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    Photo credit: Ernie Agtarap - metuchenliving.comErnie Agtarap - Metuchen Living
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    The Metuchen Junebug Artfest is proudly cohosted by the Metuchen Arts Council and the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce