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Arts + Cars 2019 Sunday, September 15

Join us for a day of fun for the whole family from 10 AM–6 PM on Sunday, September 15! The Summit Downtown Art Festival has been combined with the Summit Classic Car Show with a new addition this year: a beer garden! Want to volunteer? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/sept15volunteers

Art Festival: The Summit Downtown Art Festival is back! This is an outdoor, juried art show with plenty of art and wares for sale. The Art Festival will be located on Springfield Avenue between Maple Street and Summit Avenue.

Live Entertainment: The day kicks off with Summit’s own World of Rock Music Lessons! Enjoy a student showcase followed by the World of Rock Trio. Summit Street Sounds favorites, Cold Weather Company (12 PM) and The Baby Please (2 PM) perform next. The festival will be headlined by DANNY V’S 52ND STREET  BAND, a tribute to Billy Joel (4–6 PM). Thanks to headlining sponsor Regal Bank and musical sponsor Sunrise Senior Living of Summit for making these great performances possible.

Classic Car Show: Organized by the Summit PAL, hundreds of classic cars will be displayed on Union Place, Bank Street, and lower Beechwood Road. For more information on the car show or to enter your car, please visit http://summitpal.org

Chalk Artist: Renowned chalk artist Anthony Cappetto will be creating a chalk mural on the street during the festival! Walk down to the corner of Springfield Ave. and Summit Ave. to check it out!

Children’s Activities: Children’s activities will be provided by the Summit Area YMCA, The Connection, and other local nonprofits on Springfield Avenue. Come color the street with sidewalk chalk!

Food Trucks: Food trucks will include PizzaVita, Mexican Spice, Luigi’s Ice Cream, The Meat House Summit NJ, and other delicious options. Most downtown businesses also offer takeout that you can bring to the beer garden, too!

Beer & Wine Garden: For the first time ever, there will be a beer garden downtown in the Bank Street Parking lot! There will be several beer and wine options available beginning at 11 AM. A portion of proceeds will go to charity. People of all ages are welcome inside the Beer & Wine Garden, but only those with proof of age over 21 will be allowed to purchase drink tickets. No beer or wine will be permitted outside the Garden. Please have your ID ready when entering the garden. Drink tickets will be available to purchase for $7 each; cash only. Over 21 and want to volunteer to help? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/sept15volunteers. Special thanks to Peerless Beverage Company for supplying the beer!

Summit Farmers Market will be open at 22 DeForest Avenue from 8 AM–1 PM.

Apply Now for Downtown Summit Art Festival: Arts + Cars

 

Do you have art or crafts you want to show and sell? The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit Downtown, and Summit PAL are thrilled to be hosting an outdoor art festival in beautiful downtown Summit! The event will take place on Sunday, September 15, 2019 (rain or shine), 10 AM–6 PM and will work alongside local businesses and the Summit Farmers Market.  It will also include a car show, stage with musical performances all day long, and a new beer garden in order to attract large audiences to look at and purchase your works!

Arts + Cars is a juried arts and crafts festival. Download the application here. Apply for your space by completing and mailing in the linked form or handing it in at the Art Center. Deadline for entry is September 1. Please send questions/inquiries to mcohn@artcenternj.org.