11/6/2010:

Hoboken Artists Studio Tour Saturday & Sunday

This weekend is a great opportunity for any resident or visitor of Hoboken to see the work of over 200 great artists, sculptors, photographers, musicians and countless other creative individuals.

From 12pm to 6pm both Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th is the 30th Annual Hoboken Artists Studio Tour.

With so many artists at over 40 locations throughout the city – it can be quite an overwhelming task to see them all.

Click here to view or print an easy to read tour map – along with listings of all the artists and venues.

A quick way to get a taste of Hoboken arts – in a “one-stop shopping” kind of way, is to visit one of the locations that houses many artists, such as:

Monroe Center for the Arts (#24 on the map)
The Monroe Center (720 Monroe Street) is a massive industrial building that used to be home to Levelor Blinds Factory, and since 1990 – has been home to many up and coming artists and crafts-makers.

Neumann Leathers Building (#40 on the map)
Besides housing artists, furniture makers and photographers – one fantastic reason to visit the Neumann Leather building is to see the building itself. Not an architectural dream, per se – but a voyage to days past. A definite adventure inside a building not too many Hoboken residents have seen the inner-workings of. As you may remember, the Neumann Leather building was in jeopardy of being developed into more condos last year.

While you’re there – check out painters Michelle Doll (who manages to capture some very personal portraits), Tim Daly and Tim Heins.

Other points of interest
Some additional cool places – recommended by Hoboken411:

  • 38 Jackson Street (#37): another neat industrial building – home to the former My-T-Fine pudding factory.
  • Green Mountain Coffee (#29): The Benson Ridge Project. Art and Music all day.
  • The Friary (#26): Many artists and musicians in one place.
  • Mackey Blue (#17): An already cool retro shop will be displaying Black & White photography from Teresa Kruszewski.
  • Bill Curran (#2): Fantastic painter on display at 100 Bloomfield Street.

Enjoy the tour – and don’t mix too much wine and cheese – that kind of “artwork” might not be as appealing!