Thank you to everyone who participated in the 1st ever Roselle Park Loves Arts festival Paint N Pour fundraiser! We'd love to thank our sponsors, Brushstrokes by Gina Parducci-Cesaro, Rosalia Tignini-Verdun and the American Legion Post #60 in Roselle Park for donating their space.
ANNOUNCING ROSELLE PARK ARTS FESTIVAL’S NEW ACCESSIBLE AREA. ROSELLE PARK ART FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 5TH ANNUAL JURIED ARTS IN THE STREET WITH ACCESSIBLE ARTS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
The Roselle Park Art Festival returns on Saturday, September 28th with local, regional and professional artists, artisans and performers. This year the festival will also include an accessible arts division with adapted activities to serve individuals with all types of impairments.
“As we expand and grow, we want to do our best to include everyone so this is an exciting new addition to the festival this year,” says Pam Welch-Reinoso, President of the Roselle Park Loves Arts, Inc. nonprofit organization. A Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and Behavioral Therapist are leading this effort which is being supported by Roselle Park Loves Arts, Inc.
The festival will include adapted activities in music/art/dance for those with motor, physical, cognitive, developmental, or sensory challenges. It will be held in the air conditioned Casano Center for those that require a space that is quieter, less crowded and cooler than outdoors. Many activities along the outside Art Walk will have adapted materials as well. A “Fast Pass” to food trucks will be available to those caregivers/parents of people with disabilities who cannot stand in line.
The area will be equipment, including wheelchair, friendly, with adapted supplies including switch-activated activities, potentially an eyegaze activity, and high contrast colors/images for those with VI. Communication boards will be available in all popular symbol sets. We aniticpate someone competant in ASL will be on hand for those with HI. People without challenges may participate in all the indoor accessible activities, but those with need will be serviced first. The Roselle Park Art Festival is made possible in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, The Borough of Roselle Park, Roselle Park Loves Arts, Inc., Casano Community Center, Roselle Park Board of Education and our many wonderful sponsors.
For more information to join or sponsor the festival, please visit: www.rplovesart.org.
Join us at the Sun Tavern in Roselle Park on Wednesday June 12th and have a portion of your meal go to the Roselle Parks Arts Festival! Must present this flyer to have it count.
Pictured: Mayor Joe Signorello, Susan R. Figueroa, Pam Welch Reinoso, President Roselle Park Loves Arts Inc, and Councilman Joseph Petrosky
Susan R. Figueroa, accepted a certificate of recognition for the Kean University Center for Leadership and Service's valuable contribution to the 2018 Roselle Park Arts Festival on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 from Mayor Joe Signorello of Roselle Park.
Kean University Center for Leadership and Service brought 12 volunteers (KU undergrads) to the 2018 festival. They pitched in everywhere helping set up the stages, sound systems, activity tables, lug supplies, make signs and created the chalk mandala that was in the center of the street.
The Roselle Park Arts Festival loves its volunteers! Thank You!
To volunteer for the 2019 festival, click here.
The Roselle Park Arts Festival announces the 2018 music and performing arts schedule. In addition, street artists will be creating live art all afternoon in Michael Mauri Park. Also look out for several pop-up Shakespeare performances.
See more here.
See you in September!
Mark your calendars, Roselle Park, New Jersey's 4rd Annual Juried Arts in the Street Festival will be back this fall on September 29th, 2018!
And to kick things off again this year, the Short Film Festival will launch on September 28th for a fun night of comedic shorts at Climax Brewery in Roselle Park.
The 2018 festival will continue to build on the wonderful success of this past year with some new and exciting features to be announced as it gets closer.
If you are interested in joining the team that helps make it all happen, please contact rplovesart (at) gmail.com. We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator as well as volunteers for tasks before and on the festival day.
The Judges were Charlann Meluso and Pico Reinoso, awards were nominated by Charlann and awarded by consensus.
The Art Walk Awards were given to:
Ekoh Dubois-- 2D work (any medium)
Russ Wills--3D work
Camilo Castillo-- Mixed Media
Lynnor Bontigao--Mixed Media
The Roselle Park Arts Festival is pleased to announce the full schedule for the 2017 festival. For all the details, click here.