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Art “Live” on the Street

We are pleased to present several innovative “hands-on” activities to engage visitors of all ages:

BONSAI BONANZA – Metuchen-based bonsai artist Barry Eisenberg will demonstrate pruning, repotting and fertilizing . . . and will display many of his amazing specimens.

  • Time: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Location: On Main Street near the intersection of Highland Avenue (in front of 9 Round)

  • PAPER ART INSTALLATION: LEAF LITTER – Local artist Joe Castronova will share his artistic process in making an art installation featuring paper leaves. Visitors will be able embellish paper cutouts with paint, collage, glue, and dry materials.

  • Time: Noon – 10:00 pm
    • Location: In “Imagination Alley,” between Classic Travel and Metuchen News

    PLEIN AIR PAINTING – Three artists painting live, on location, throughout the festival:

    • Billy Seccombe will hold a live painting demonstration as he works on a figurative painting that is already in-progress (www.billyseccombe.com)

    ➢ Location: Near What’s the Scoop

    • Ed Wetzel is creating a large mural (22' x 90') in acrylic that will feature scenes from Metuchen life over the years.

    ➢ Location: On the south side of Metuchen News in “Imagination Alley”

    Enrique Zaldivar will paint a large size painting related to nature using acrylic and colored pencils. (www.enriquezaldivars.blogspot.com)

    ➢ Location: At the intersection of Main Street and Hillside Avenue (near George’s Dry Cleaners)


    ➢ Demo Timeslots: 2:00 – 2:30 pm and 5:00 – 5:30 pm

    ➢ Location: On Main Street near Carpet Maven

    • Local ceramist Keiko Inouye will use the wheel to make small clay pieces and also demonstrate trimming (keikopots.com)

    ➢ Demo Timeslots: 3:30 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 7:30 pm

    ➢ Location: On Main Street near Carpet Maven

    YARN SPINNING DEMONSTRATION – The Metuchen Yarn Bombing (MYB) group will show how to use drop spindles, spinning wheels and demonstrate the process from raw wool to finished hand spun yarn.

  • Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Location: At the intersection of Main Street and Highland Avenue (near Fresco’s Deli)

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    Sculpture 2018!

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

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    We are seeking community members to help visitors find their way around the ArtFest, no artistic talent required! See the volunteer page for more info.

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