CALDWELL, NJ - The Sixth Annual Art on the Avenue presented by The Caldwell Merchants Association, with sponsorship by: The Essex County Cultural Arts Program, Caldwell Women’s Club, Cloverleaf Tavern, Jack’s Foodtown, PSE&G, Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex and SMS Security Systems, will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 30, along Bloomfield Avenue in central downtown. In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, May 31, from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, click HERE or call June Cowell at Lovely Living Interiors in Caldwell from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 973-364-1124. 

Many artists and fine art crafters will be exhibiting and selling oils, warter colors, pastels, photography, pet portraits, sculpture, handcrafted jewelry, and metal and wood crafts. There will also be food and entertainment throughout the day.

Community members of all ages are invited to stroll the Avenue sidewalks on May 30 to view the show and enjoy Caldwell's shops and restaurants along the way.

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Food-to-Go Specials, Entertainment on the Green, Artists Painting Live

Several restaurants will be offering $5.00 Food-to-Go specials to eat while viewing the art. Flyers will be available at the four Caldwell Merchants tables with all the details.

There will also be entertainment on the Green throughout the afternoon including a Jazz Ensemble from Montclair State University, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and The Modern Music Academy in Caldwell will entertain us from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

At the Ebru Turkish Marbling booth, patrons will be able to create their own hand-made silk scarf using this ancient marbling technique.

In addition, “Paint the Town” artists will be painting live around town from Wednesday through Saturday morning and the public is invited to stop by to see what they are creating.

Winners of the Student Art Show, “Shop Downtown,” will also be on  display.

Tickes for a 50-50 raffle to benefit the projects and initiatives of the Caldwell Merchants Association will be available at four CMA tables and winners will be announced on the Green at 4:00 p.m.

Jurors Will Award Prizes

Professional art jurors will select pieces from the show where they will be displayed in the Winners' Circle on the Caldwell Green. Final judging for awards will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the Awards Ceremony including over $1,200 in cash prizes will be announced at 4:00 p.m., too.

About the Caldwell Merchants Association

The Caldwell Merchants Association is a non-profit group of merchants, professionals, and residents from surrounding communities with a goal to revitalize Caldwell’s downtown through promotions, the arts, historic preservation, and beautification. Members of the West Essex community who frequent Caldwell are welcome to help reach these goals.