BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Town Paints, the annual Bloomfield art exhibition for local artists of all media, ages and skill levels, will take place this Saturday on the Historic Town Green, 84 Broad Street, from 10:00am-1:30pm. At the end of the event, all artists will have the opportunity to be evaluated for their works, with winners receiving awards, prizes and public recognition.
“Town Paints has become a wonderful Bloomfield tradition that people of all ages can enjoy,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “I would like to thank Councilman Gamble and the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department for sponsoring this year’s great event.”
Councilman Gamble and Par-tee Fore the Arts! held a fundraiser in April which raised money to provide Art Supply Packs for the first 35 students to enter their works of art. Entry is free for children ages 6 through 17.
“Bloomfield is a great place to live in part because of the many talented artists who call this town home, and it is an honor to be able to support the arts through events like Town Paints,” said Councilman Ted Gamble. “This year, we will honor the winners of Town Paints by having their artwork displayed in the storefronts at The Green, 56 Broad Street in May and June.”
“Town Paints is the Bloomfield Art League’s biggest event of the year, with music, prizes, an art demonstration, and projects for kids,” said Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Michael Sceurman. “I encourage anyone interested in painting to participate this Saturday. I’d also like to commend Gabriela Guida, Recreation Leader for all of effort on this event.””
For more information or to participate in Town Paints, please call the Recreation Department at 973-743-9074.