Q: What are the dates and times of the Festival?
A: General Festival hours are each day from noon to 9pm, however check each exhibition listing for more detailed specifics. The Festival Reception Center hours are as follows:
Wednesday, October 11th 10am-7pm
Thursday, October 12th 10am-7pm
Friday, October 13th 10am-7pm
Saturday, October 14th 10am-7pm
Sunday, October 15th 10am-3pm
Q: What are Clusters?
A: The Clusters are different walkable districts that Open Doors is highlighting each day during the four-day Festival. Each Cluster offers multiple art exhibits to view, purchase, and experience, plus additional amenities such as eateries, performances, and other activities. There are five Clusters this year, University Heights, Market Street, Halsey Street North, Halsey Street South/Lincoln Park and Ironbound/Gateway. More to come in 2018!
Q: What day is what Cluster?
A. Thursday, October 12 is the University Heights Cluster.
Friday, October 13 is the Market Street Cluster.
Saturday, October 14 is the Halsey Street Cluster
Sunday, Oct 15 is Ironbound/Gateway Cluster.
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Q: There are so many Exhibitions. Where do I start?
A: Start with the day you are attending and then review the coordinating Cluster and its wealth of exhibitions and activities. For instance, if you are attending on Friday, October 13, then Market Street is the Cluster that is being highlighted that day. Your best best is hopping around the galleries and art venues that are listed in each Cluster on that Cluster’s day.
Q: Are Exhibitions organized by Cluster?
A: Yes. Check out our list of Exhibitions, here.
Q: Is the Festival free?
A: Yes, with the exception of three Spotlight Events (M&T Bank Murals and Martinis™…and Music!, Glambassador Art/Bar Crawl Passport and Newark Arts presents “A Conversation With…”). For more information on Spotlight Events that are ticketed or require an RSVP, visit here.
Q: What do I get with my purchase of a Glambassador Art/Bar Crawl Passport?
A: Your wristband entitles you to a guided tour of 5 or 6 amazing art exhibits and bars/restaurants with special discounts or free stuff at each stop. Each night will be a different itinerary and highlight a different Cluster. Itineraries to be announced soon!
Q: Where should I park?
A: Visit Newark Parking Finder and input the date and hours you will be at the Festival for the best parking options.