EAST ORANGE, NJ —The Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth (“UEC”) is inviting the community to NEXT STOP ART on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at New Jersey Transit’s Broad Street Station Plaza located at the intersection of University and Lackawanna Avenues in Downtown Newark, NJ. 

NEXT STOP ART is a hands on community arts event where families, friends, neighbors, and commuters who use Broad Street Station can enjoy stimulating art from several local artists and entrepreneurs. The day will feature “Cellophane Murals” by local artists Steve Green and Elijah Minton, friends of Pink Dragon Artist Syndicate; “Chalk Talk” an interactive arts project hosted/curated by Vibes After Dark, where community members can make their voices heard through the use of chalk art; on the spot screen printing workshop and giveaway with the Newark Print Shop, featuring artwork designed for NJ Transit, by the late Newark artist Jerry Gant; and a “Platform Parklet” installation by Chambers Design.

NEXT STOP ART is a collaboration between several Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth (“UEC”) members including NJ Transit, the City of Newark, La Casa de Don Pedro, Pink Dragon Artist Syndicate and James Hughes/Keller Williams NJ Metro Group, with funding from Newark Arts' ArtStart Grant Program and National Association of REALTORS through the NCJAR on behalf of its local members.

This event is the first in a series of place-making demonstrations along the Morris/Essex Transit Corridor - to demonstrate the power of the arts/creativity to transform transit hubs in Newark, East Orange, and Orange into safe people-friendly walkways. The goal of the coalition is to engage commuters and residents in taking pride in promoting safety and walkability in the surrounding neighborhood. Join the festivities Saturday for some live mural painting, music, free printmaking workshops, and “chalk talk" in the DIY outdoor lounge!