JCAST 2017 Registration and Informational Session

Hudson County Community College’s Cultural Affairs Office will host an informational session on this year’s Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST). The JCAST 2017 Warm-Up will take place tonight at the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, which features spectacular views of the New York City and Jersey City skylines as well as the surrounding area from of the college’s Library Building, located across from the Journal Square PATH station. Tonight’s event is jointly organized by the Jersey City Cultural Affairs Office and the Jersey City Arts Council.

At tonight’s information session, which takes place from 5:30-7:30 pm, you can learn how to participate in this year’s JCAST as an artist or as a curator. Organizers will be on hand to discuss this year’s tour vision and strategy, answer questions and walk people through the improved signup process. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration for the 2017 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour has already opened online. The online process allows you to submit your event information, venue, curatorial themes and digital samples of your artwork.

JCAST 2016 Artist Open House and Information Session at City Hall via  Jersey City Cultural Affairs

The 2017 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour will be held October 13-15. The deadline to list your event is August 14. Why so early? So there is ample time to promote the tour. “This is a great year to open your studios, find collaborators, connect with venues (or locations that may be interested in showing art) because we are focusing on the tour experience throughout the weekend,” stated Christine Goodman (Jersey City’s new Director of Cultural Affairs). “We are encouraging artists to open their doors to the public this amazing weekend.”

JCAST 2017 Warm-Up informational session will be held July 18, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Hudson County Community College in the Benjamin J. Dineen and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, 71 Sip Ave., 6th Fl.

For more information on the 2017 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, visit thejcast.com.

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Photos via Jersey City Cultural Affairs Facebook page

Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She’s lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she’s studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.