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Above Art Studios hosts a Thursday night paint and sip special from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy a night of wine music and painting with an art instructor. You don’t have to be a master to make a master piece and to make things better you get to take your masterpiece home. Cost: $25

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is inviting the public to explore a hidden jewel in Essex County and attend the Essex County Riker Hill Art Park Open House and Sale, a showcase of local, innovative artists. During this free event, visitors will be able to take a self-guided tour through the various studies, talk to artists, purchase artwork and view a compilation exhibition. “Get an inside glimpse of the art world by attending the Essex County Riker Hill Art Park Open House. While visiting a variety of different art studios, you will have the opportunity to see the artists at work, view their creations on exhibition and purchase artwork.  Artists in residence work in a variety of disciplines, including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography,” DiVincenzo said. “We invite you to discover this creative environment within our historic Essex County Park System,” he added For more information, please call 973-268-3500 or visit www.essexcountynj.org or www,.rikerhillartists.org.

Join us for Free First Thursday Nights at MAM every month from October through June,  5–9 p.m., and enjoy an evening of free art and dynamic programming. Free First Thursday Nights are made possible by  Each Free First Thursday Night includes: Free general museum admission, 5–9 p.m. The Free First Thursday Night bar offers a variety of drinks, including NJ Beer Co. beer, the exclusive beer of Free First Thursday Night. MAM members receive a special discount on drinks at the bar! Cash and credit card accepted. Draw Along Workshop—all ages are invited to get creative in a free drop-in session with a clothed model! Teen Space—this new open studio is available just for teens! 7–9 p.m. Live music Tours Food Vendors   SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS:   June 7, 2018 Pictures Concert 2018 jazz musicians will perform pieces that coordinate 1-to-1 with  works from the MAM collection. Catherine Kinkade 35 years at MAM – Alumni Exhibition: Plein Air and Personal: Lessons in Landscape from Catherine Kinkade Winning Poems by Buzz Aldrin Middle School students, 6 students to recite original poetry Raku Firing Demos Thai Elephant, Empanada Guy, & NEW! Mezoco Mexican Taqueria Food Truck will be joining MAM in the circular drive.

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