Maplewood’s art and music festival will be held on October 17
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Maplewood’s art and music festival will be held on October 17

The Maplewood Village Alliance will hold its 9th annual Art Walk and Music Fest in Maplewood Village on Sunday, October 17, rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Every fall, Maplewood Village transforms into a family-friendly celebration with a full day of art, music, and fun, as professional artists set up on the streets, alongside musicians and bands, merchants, and children’s activities. It’s a great way to acquire art, ceramics, or handcrafted jewelry, browse in local shops, and sample from local eateries while enjoying live music.

“Over the years, the Art Walk and Music Fest has grown in size and popularity,” Geralyn Robinson said; she’s one of the founders and chair of the event since its inception. “This year we have more artists participating than ever before, and we expect to have a great turnout. It’s always a wonderful day for people looking to buy art, hear live music, and spend an enjoyable afternoon in the Village.”

This festival is on Maplewood Avenue, Highland Place, and Baker Street, which are closed to traffic to become walkways through the town-wide art gallery. This year there will be 60 fine artists, jewelers, and ceramists in a juried show and sale. Best in show, second, and third-place prizes will be awarded, all donated by village merchants.

A covid-safe art bag for children will be available for the first 240 visitors to the children’s art table.

Five bands are scheduled to play throughout the day on the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Baker Street, and more music on the street courtesy of In Tune Music School.

Covid protocols will be in place. The Maplewood Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control recommend that all unvaccinated individuals of all ages wear a mask at crowded outdoor events.

For more information call Cat Delett at (973) 762-4556, email maplewoodvillagenj@gmail.com, or go to maplewoodvillagenj.com.

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