Wow! Over 300 Responses to Five Open Doors Open Calls

by | Sep 8, 2016


The 15th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival kicks off in less than two months, and it’s already shaping up to be the best one yet! How do we know? In response to five open calls for artists, events, pop-ups and galleries, Newark Arts and its Open Doors event producer, Gallery Aferro, received more than 300 submissions for participation, from as far away as Amsterdam.

Here’s the breakdown of submissions:

212 Artist Opportunities
47 Special Projects
17 Established Galleries
27 Open Studios
19 Events

With such an explosion of great ideas, artists and projects, event producers and curators have been diligently culling through the submissions, in an effort to include the best and brightest. Stay tuned!

Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, Newark Arts’ signature celebration of the arts, will take place from October 19-23, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. Over five inspiring days, Newark’s bustling arts scene will explode with an awe-inspiring array of exhibits, screenings, workshops, artist talks, performances, readings, open houses and more! Over 300 artists from twenty countries and 40 venues will join forces to showcase visual, performing, and literary art under the Open Doors umbrella, as we celebrate Newark’s unique and diverse contribution to the arts and the American fabric. Kicking off on Wednesday, October 19th with a VIP Opening Reception at the Newark Museum featuring compelling keynote speaker, Monica Montgomery, the weekend will include a public launch party at Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza on Thursday, October 20th, a guided tour of public art entitled “Murals and Martinis” on Saturday, October 22nd, curated gallery crawls, after parties and more. Stay tuned to for a complete schedule of events.