SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, the Springfield Avenue Partnership, and Maplewood Division of Arts and Culture invite residents to tour the murals on Springfield Avenue and meet several of the artists to discuss their work and inspiration on Saturday September 26. Some artists will be on site from 11am – noon.

Based on one of the SOMA on the Move walking route that highlights the five murals along Springfield Avenue, the “tour” will be self-guided with maps available at 1978 Arts Center, the Gazebo outside Hilton library and at each of the mural sites.  All participants must wear masks and practice social distancing when at the murals and speaking with the artists.  

Also on Springfield Avenue that day is the second Open-Air Retail Market, from 10am – 2pm at Yale Corner.  Shop safely with both retail stores on Springfield Avenue and local makers and vendors to offer their wares for sale in a spacious outdoor market. In addition, the SAP will have maps of local restaurants for dining or takeout.

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SOMA Two Towns for All Ages has published a series of local walking maps, with the intent to get people out, get exercise and take a look around the towns.  The maps can be found at www.SOMATwoTownsforAllAges.org under the “SOMA on the Move” tab.  Other maps include:

Route #1: The South Orange  Village Art Trail 

Route #2 : Notable Buildings of Maplewood 

Route #3: South Orange Historic Walking Tour 

Route #4: Springfield Avenue Murals 

Route #5: Maplewood Spirit Walk

Route #6: South Orange Spirit Walk

Copies of maps can be mailed to you by calling (973) 558-0863 or emailing SOMA2towns@gmail.com.