Junebug Artfest, Friday June 8 Schedule of Activities
SPECIAL AND INTERACTIVE EVENTS
Preschool of Rock with Michael Napolitano
6pm at the Borough Hall 500 Main St
Preschool of Rock will offer a unique musical experience for children and their families. This evening will be sure to be a roof-raising celebration of music, sound and movement! We deliver a cerebral experience filled with exciting and intelligent entertainment.
Plein Air Painting Competition: Painting outdoors throughout the evening
Location: Outdoor spaces on Main and New Streets
Plein Air Painters…those artists who take their materials outside and create complete work right there on location…have been invited to “Paint the Junebug”. Once their painting is complete, we are inviting them to submit them to the Junebug Committee at the Registration table.
Beginning Friday, June 15, all the plein air paintings will be exhibited at VAM, Metuchen’s newest art gallery. where they will be juried by two professional painters and voted on by all who visit. Awards for “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice” will be given the final night of Junebug June 29, 8pm at VAM Gallery, 15 Station Place.
Window Galleries: Throughout June, Original Art is on Display and for sale
Location: Retail windows and indoor spaces along Main New Streets
Since the Junebug is a wonderful collaboration between the arts and business communities, the exhibition of artwork in the store windows along Main Street has been a natural fir right from the beginning. Please take time to enjoy the “walking gallery”. Most of our artists with work in the windows are with us this evening so should you have a question, you might meet them along the way. And better still, many of them will return next Friday with additional work.
Community Mural: All Fridays
Location: Near Junebug Sculpture 460 Main Street
A new feature at the ArtFest this year is the Community Mural. Large boards are available near the Junebug Sculpture, along with a variety of art-making materials. These five are sections of one large mural, and contain the basic outline that will help unite them when finally assembled.
Everyone who visits the ArtFest is invited to add to the mural with color and shape, an image, object, photos, etc. Work on the mural will continue throughout all the five weeks of the ArtFest. At the end, a loca artist will put the finishing touches on the mural to bring it together and make it come alive.
We encourage all to add your mark to the mural. Spend some time with it. Be bold. Add your own lovely color.
MUSIC, DANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT
4 Degree – Boy Rock Band
7-730pm Convery Courtyard 470 Main St
Lou Petto – Acoustic Guitar
7-730pm Brewed Awakening 417 Main St
6-10pm Brewed Awakening
Satori Academy -Martial Arts Demo
Main Stage corner Main and New St
Shooter McGavin – Rock/Blues/Jaxx
745-815pm Convery Courtyard
Past Tense Band
8-10pm Main Stage
Framework Acoustic Jazz Quarter
830-10pm Borough Hall