Now in its fifteenth year, along with a complete schedule of exhibits, pop ups and more, Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival will host five featured events throughout the weekend, two of which are premium events for those stakeholders that are interested in getting more exclusive experience, at a great price. 

As always, Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival will provide stellar free programming, installations and sites throughout the weekend including Thursday evening’s exciting Open Doors Public Launch Party at Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, an Animodules exhibit at PSE&G Plaza and the mile-long Gateways to Newark mural on McCarter Highway. Ready to experience it all? Sign up for your free All-Festival Pass! Featured programming includes:

Open Doors Opening Reception
Wed. October 19, 2016, 6 to 9 pm
Newark Museum, 49 Washington St.

Network, sip and celebrate with fellow art enthusiasts at a cocktail reception featuring a keynote by internationally renowned cultural innovator, Monica Montgomery, in her Newark debut. A limited amount of tickets are available now for $25! Click HERE for tickets.

Open Doors Public Launch Party and Vendors Fair
Thurs. October 20, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 pm,
Prudential Center Championship Plaza, Edison Pl. at Mulberry St.

Join the entire Newark Arts community at Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza with an open-air vendor’s fair featuring hand-crafted items, live entertainment, food trucks and much more. The best part: it’s FREE! Click HERE to register.

Open Doors Friday Night Gallery Crawl
Fri. October 21, 2016, 5 to 9 pm

There’s more to explore at the annual citywide Gallery Crawl! Hop from gallery to gallery via complimentary shuttles while taking in everything from paintings to poetry. With over 40 venues under the Open Doors umbrella, festival-goers will experience amazing entertainment, lively conversation and free fun for all alongside Newark’s Creative Class. Free transportation with RSVP. Click HERE to register.

Murals and Martinis™: An Open Doors Public Art Tour
Sat. October 22, 2016, 11 am to 3 pm

Take a shuttle bus ride with a decidedly downtown vibe and explore the city Newark Arts-style! This two-hour guided mural tour, including the longest mural on the East Coast and a performance by Storyboard P at the Newark Allery, ends with an after party at Redd’s Biergarten featuring complimentary light bites, special drink offers and a round on the house. All for $35! Click HERE for tickets.

Open Doors Sunday Open Studio Tour
Sun. October 23, 2016, 11 am to 4 pm

Gain exclusive access to over 100 private artists’ studios and experience art-in-action during this FREE Open Studio Tour. Visitors from near and far can take a look behind the scenes of local artistry while connecting with both emerging and established creatives in the Newark community. Free transportation with RSVP. Click HERE to register.

Open Doors All-Festival Pass

Hundreds of artists, twenty countries, forty-five tours and exhibits, fifty special events, over one hundred open studios, and ONE GREAT CITY! The Open Doors All-Festival Pass is your complimentary passport to the very best of Newark Arts. Register for your FREE pass and experience an entire weekend of programming including installations, performances, exhibits and tours showcasing Newark’s diverse, rich and bustling artistic community. (The Open Doors All-Festival Pass does NOT provide access to the Open Doors Opening Reception or Murals and Martinis™). Click HERE to register.