SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Art’s 2016 Gala, entitled 'Art After Dark', will be held in a private home October 1, from 7 - 11 p.m., and feature original art from some of Summit’s exhibiting artists, an art sale, food and drinks, and live music from Lenox Underground.
Summit Public Art was founded in 2002 as the Mayor’s Partnership for Public Art. Its mission is to enhance the cityscape, infusing it with assorted contemporary art installations that provide public art experiences to those who live, work in, or visit Summit.
Summit Public Art believes that these aesthetic experiences enrich citizens’ quality of life, creating community ties and pride, and that they differentiate Summit from surrounding communities.
Over the past fourteen years Summit Public Art has installed more than 50 pieces of temporary art throughout the community, The artists represented include many of national and international renown. The Summit Public Art committee has also sponsored and facilitated two permanent installations on Broad Street: three bus shelters and the Gateway Tree sculpture.
An all-volunteer organization, SPA receives no public funds to do its work and relies on fundraising events, private and corporate donations, and grants to further its stated mission "to ensure that public art thrives in our community."
Tickets, priced at $125, can be purchased by visiting bit.ly/SummitPublicArt, or by mail, with a check -- payable to SAPF / Summit Public Art -- mailed to Summit Public Art, c/o John Romanovsky, Treasurer, 32 Plymouth Road, Summit, NJ 07901.