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The 5th Annual Paterson/Great Falls Artwalk

Need some new artwork for your home or office?  Want something fun and entertaining to do outside with family or friends?  Or, maybe you simply enjoy the eye and ear candy found in a treasure hunt of art, music, theater and film.  If so, we have the perfect combination for you. 
For 2 consecutive weekends, the newest National Park at the Great Falls in Paterson will be filled with artisans and music, and history and community.  Starting on Saturday, May 18th, the Ivanhoe Artists Mosaic will present this beautiful event to the community.  The day begins at Great Falls National Park around noon.  Come early - stay late.  You will discover the obvious, and then the not so obvious. 
Many talented local artists will be on exhibit displaying their art.  Artists include all types - variety of styles of painting, pottery, weavers, textiles, and more - so there is something for everyone.  The Ivanhoe executive director, Christine Conforti has said they are also putting on two theatrical plays plus a scavenger hunt. 
You can also enjoy a movie at the Paterson Film Festival.  See listings and more details online at:

Remember, this is a very unique event that spans two weekends – May 18 and May 25.  It doesn’t get any better than enjoying the fresh aromas of springtime air while being surrounded by the beauty of nature and the talented artwork of local artists.  Come join the fun!  You won’t want to miss it!
Applications are still being accepted for food vendors, artisans, crafters, and exhibitors including those from the farming community…honey, sheering, weaving etc.  Retail vendors who are suppliers of goods and services used by the art community are also welcome to apply.  To get an application, please go to or, or call Sandy at 973-875-2068, or email
“The Paterson Artwalk and the Paterson Film Festival are endorsed by the Grass Roots Arts Commission (GRAC) of the City of Paterson, NJ” says Lewis Cole, Chairman.
Ivanhoe Artists Mosaic Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 located at 4 Spruce Street, Paterson NJ and Spirit of the Arts Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 located at 55 Bank St., Sussex, NJ  07461

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