Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Hello fantastic THAT visitors, artists, and partners – we have missed you!!!

We are excited to announce THAT 2021 is happening! Preliminary information will arrive soon via email… watch your inbox!

Meanwhile, we invite and encourage you to explore A Celebration of the Arts 10/24-10/25. That’s this coming weekend!

River Arts Creatives, a collective of area arts organizations, galleries and businesses that has organized a weekend full of art in and around Frenchtown, New Jersey.

Be sure to check out featured events presented by Makers AlleyFAT and The Mix!

The HOBART exhibition also will be on view, showcasing work by a diverse collection of area artists.

The Art Parlour‘s new group show Memento Mori is open and on view, as are shows at SFA GalleryArtYardNew Hope Arts, and Portals.

Be sure to complete the day with a stop at merchant partners Auset GypsyPaper Floral Co, Frenchtown PotteryJunto EmporiumLittle Engine Studio, and 2nd Floor Art Gallery.

THAT sends warm congratulations to all who worked so hard to produce this event. Check it out this weekend, October 24-25!

A PLAN FOR THAT’S FUTURE

The Hunterdon Art Tour’s Organizing Committee, after much deliberation and

careful consideration, will focus its efforts in 2020 on developing additional resources and

composing a long term plan to ensure the ongoing success of The Hunterdon Art Tour (THAT).

 

What does this mean? Here is how we are thinking about it:

 

• There will not be a Tour in 2020. We will plan for its return in 2021.

 

• Two key objectives are to

(1) build stronger partnerships within each municipality (all 26 of them!) and

(2) recruit a network of volunteers to support THAT.

While both goals are important, the second is especially vital

to make THAT sustainable for years and years to come.

 

• We will host open meetings and invite your participation.

We welcome your ideas and feedback about THAT,

as well as other ways to connect outside of the Tour.

There is room for everyone at the table!

 

• These conversations, along with what we have learned since THAT’s inception and

what we learn this year, will serve to inform the goals we will set for 2021 and beyond.

 

From the beginning the four founding Organizing Committee members agreed that success

would hinge on respect – respect for what is already happening in Hunterdon County and

for our shared aspirations to build community among artists and raise their visibility.

We made a three-year commitment to each other, and we are truly humbled and overwhelmed

by the momentum created since our first meeting in January 2016.

 

Following the 2019 Tour, Val Sivilli announced that she would be stepping back from the

Organizing Committee to pursue other projects. We are immensely grateful for her tireless efforts

to help make THAT the splendid initiative it is today and wish all the best for her new endeavors.

 

Catherine Suttle, Kathleen Thompson and Jay Raymond will continue working together

to fulfill THAT’s mission to cultivate awareness of and build connections within

Hunterdon County’s abundant creative and educational communities.

To do so, we need to redirect our energy if we hope to achieve sustainability

and realize THAT’s full potential.

 

We look forward to exploring the possibilities and formulating a plan for the future in 2020 –

watch your email for news and updates as we take this journey!

12-03-2019


HOORAY FOR THAT 2019 – THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM!

 We had three hundred people attend the Hunterdon Art Museum opening, oodles of visitors to studios and group venues AND many pieces of artwork were sold! Congratulations to one and all!

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