After celebrating its 30th anniversary in the virtual realm last fall, Jersey City’s Art and Studio Tour (JCAST) returns to in-person art shows, music, and performances this fall. From September 30 through October 3, 2021, the city opens its doors for visitors to explore a large selection of exhibits and arts-related activities featuring over 650 artists.
JCAST is the largest art tour in the State of New Jersey and a celebration of the city’s vibrant arts and culture institutions. This annual art tour is known for offering concentrations of art exhibits across all of its neighborhoods, and for spotlighting work by well-known artists as well as emerging creatives. From university shows to “hidden gem” galleries, there is so much art to discover in Jersey City.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the free bike and walking tours offered Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3. All guided tours are free and open to the public.
A full listing of galleries, exhibitions, tours, and special events can be found at thejcast.com.
JCAST encourages attendees to wear masks at all indoor locations. If you have questions about a specific venue’s COVID-19 guidelines, please contact them directly.
JCAST is presented by the City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs. JCAST 2021 Partners include the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, Goldman Sachs, GFP Real Estate, Art150, the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and BCB Bank. Paid for by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
In a world delighted and entertained by displays of material excess, Diane Simpson shows that there is another possibility.
The animal carcass sculptures are gruesome yet their materials — the artist’s own discarded clothing — lend them some gentleness.
View work by over 40 experimental artists and collectives from throughout the Americas who contributed to New York’s art scene during the 1960s and ’70s.
Mr. Bernatowicz, in your introductory text you talk about the need for honesty, the disease of hypocrisy, overreaching governments. You do not fulfill a single one of your own ideals.
The biggest problem with turning Dune into a film is that the book appears increasingly derivative of generic sci-fi tropes.
This exhibition explores how images of the human body were used to provoke profound physical and emotional responses in viewers from the 15th through 18th centuries.
Ed Roberson’s motorcycle ride from Pittsburgh to the Pacific is a quest-romance, an exploration of American culture and American mythology.
The collaborative handmade paper- and printmaking center at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts publishes new works by Liz Collins and Sarah McEneaney.
The legendary performer Ricky Jay amassed a collection of about 10,000 rare books, posters, and artwork about all things esoteric.
The proceeds will benefit the BDC’s community-centered initiatives and exhibitions.