22nd Annual Edgewater Arts & Music Festival Offers Free Jazz in the Afternoon Plus $4000 Juried Art Competition and Vintage Auto Show

The Edgewater Arts Council celebrates its 22nd Annual Edgewater Arts & Music Festival, to be held in Edgewater, NJ on Sunday, September 8, 2013.  The day-long event is a FREE celebration of the arts and is open to the public from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Two new art categories are announced including $500 prizes in “Best Fiber Arts” and “Best Mixed Media”.  In addition, the student competition award has been increased from $300 to $500 to make students achievements on the same level as the other categories.

A “Call for Artists” is issued for those wishing to compete in the $4000 juried art competition in the categories of Art, Photography, Crafts, Fiber Arts, Mixed Media and Student.   A $1000 “Best of Show” award is donated by the Edgewater Borough Council.  Artists should download an application at www.edgewaterartsnj.org

Over 3000 people are expected to attend this annual event, on the section of Edgewater known as Shadyside at the intersections ofOld River RoadandThompson Lane.

In addition, visitors can also attend the 10th annual Ford Assembly Plant Vintage Auto Show, sponsored by the Edgewater Cultural & Historic Committee.  The auto show is at Edgewater Commons where a complimentary shuttle bus will run all day so that attendees can park free inEdgewaterCommons and shuttle to the Arts & Music festival which is several blocks away.  The Auto Show runs from 10 – 4 PM and features Fords built in the Edgewater Ford assembly plant from 1930-1954. Other cars are also featured. Prizes are awarded in over a dozen categories for Best Cars, including a popular “People’s Choice” award.

In addition to the arts, music and auto show, a popular “Children’s Art Corner” will return, and an “Author’s Corner” for local authors who will autograph and sell their books”.  Many attendees find that the festival is a great shopping area to buy unique gifts for the holidays.

 

Schedule for the September 8, 2013 Edgewater Arts Festival

10:00 AM        Vintage Auto Show opens, Edgewater Commons – Free shuttle bus every 10 minutes between Edgewater Commons and Art & Music Festival at Shadyside

11:00 AM        Edgewater Art & Music Festival Opens.  Art Booths Open Food Vendors Open, Live music on Main Stage, Children’s Art Corner Open, Author’s Area Open

2:30 PM          Vintage Auto awards given, Edgewater Commons

4:30 PM          Juried Art Competition awards given, Main Stage, Shadyside

6:00 PM          Festival closes

Music Director is Larry Lipsen who, each year, brings top talent to the increasingly popular Edgewater Arts & Music Festival.  All music performers will appear on the Main Stage located on Old River Road. Seating is provided for attendees.

Free parking and shuttle buses run all day from Edgewater Commons to the Festival.  Art award winners will be announced from the main stage onOld River Roadat 4:30 PM. Auto awards will be given at 2:30 PM at the Edgewater Commons.

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