East Orange artists will open their studios to visitors in October

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Manufacturers Village Artist Studios, located in an 1880s industrial complex building in East Orange, will open its doors to the studios of more than 60 different artists Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The enclave, just minutes from Thomas Edison’s original workshop, houses artists working in a variety of mediums. Artwork will also be available for purchase.

The self-guided tour of studios at 356 Glenwood Ave. also includes an opportunity to view East Orange’s Black Lives Matter mural, one of the state’s largest BLM murals. Painted in the spring of 2021, this 9,000-square-foot mural was created by 16 artists of color from the greater East Orange community, some of whom will be present at the event. Local food trucks will also be on site at this free family event.