CEDAR GROVE, NJ - from stacia's fb post:  

Sooo excited to see Jessica Ciszek’s interpretation of the old Overbrook Asylum up at the Cedar Grove Art Walk- this Thursday April 12th, 6:30-9pm.

Jessica is a PRATT Institute graduate who studied illustration and graphic design. Discipline, patience and appreciating art in all forms have always been the keys to her success in the creative world.

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The Essex County Hospital Center was a defunct psychiatric hospital located in Cedar Grove, NJ up until a few months ago. It was once used as a general hospital and then converted to house mentally ill patients.

My generation would wait until it was dark and drive along the winding paths, tap the rooftops of our cars and freak each other out. Who remembers this? I get the chills just thinking about it.

The Cedar Grove Art Walk is on April 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  The inaugural Art Walk in the township will be a festival in the downtown district, featuring artwork from some of the most sought-after New Jersey artists, as well as from talented Cedar Grove residents and students.  Twenty pole banners will be installed from the railroad trestle to Delmonico's.  Artists will be creating a masterpiece on the front and the back of those banners -- all Cedar Grove themed, so essentially there will be 40 different pieces of artwork featured in the downtown area.  The pole banners will be displayed for a month and then be auctioned off.