After celebrating its 30th anniversary in the virtual realm last fall, Jersey City’s Art and Studio Tour (JCAST) returns to in-person art shows, music, and performances this fall. From September 30 through October 3, 2021, the city opens its doors for visitors to explore a large selection of exhibits and arts-related activities featuring over 650 artists.
JCAST is the largest art tour in the State of New Jersey and a celebration of the city’s vibrant arts and culture institutions. This annual art tour is known for offering concentrations of art exhibits across all of its neighborhoods, and for spotlighting work by well-known artists as well as emerging creatives. From university shows to “hidden gem” galleries, there is so much art to discover in Jersey City.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the free bike and walking tours offered Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3. All guided tours are free and open to the public.
A full listing of galleries, exhibitions, tours, and special events can be found at thejcast.com.
JCAST encourages attendees to wear masks at all indoor locations. If you have questions about a specific venue’s COVID-19 guidelines, please contact them directly.
JCAST is presented by the City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs. JCAST 2021 Partners include the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, Goldman Sachs, GFP Real Estate, Art150, the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and BCB Bank. Paid for by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
Large-scale installations by artist and adobera Joanna Keane Lopez and olfactory-acoustic sculptures by Oswaldo Maciá will be on view starting October 1.
Weems’s essay is excerpted from Ways of Hearing: Reflections on Music in 26 Pieces.
Freelance writer Rona Akbari partnered with artist Aishwarya Srivastava for a print sale fundraiser to support Afghan nationals who are facing illness and starvation.
This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s recent acquisition of drawings by Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
Three art historians put the focus back on Kahlo’s artistic output.