Art truck stops by West Orange Public Library

Art truck stops by West Orange Public Library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Families recently gathered around the Montclair Museum Art Truck for an afternoon of creative expression, thanks to the Friends of the West Orange Public Library and the West Orange Arts Council, which sponsored this event. This was the fourth week of summer events that the West Orange Public Library has offered […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

SOMSD students win regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards

SOMSD students win regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Seven Columbia High School and two South Orange Middle School students recently won regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards for excellence in visual arts and writing, specifically in photography, flash, short story and poetry. Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 95-year-old Scholastic Art & […]

WOHS students win regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three West Orange High School students recently won regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards for excellence in visual arts and writing. Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 95-year-old Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative […]

County plans month of festivities to celebrate parks and recreation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announced a month-long schedule of activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The public is invited to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes exercise demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the South Mountain Recreation Complex […]