Artists Sunday {Black Friday for the Arts}

Artists Sunday, a “Black Friday for the Arts” growing fast in New Jersey

All groups of commerce have their own marketing needs. Hence why now more and more of them (such as Artists Sunday) are coming out with their version of “shopping days” to garner interest in their offerings. I’m sure they work to some degree for people susceptible to advertising, etc. But others might notice the aura of desperation.

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Here are locations in New Jersey that are participating:  (presser below)

Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
Atlantic City
Bordentown City Creative Team
ArtPride New Jersey
Clifton Arts Center & Sculpture Park
Passaic County Arts Center
Art House Productions
Jersey City
Homefront- ArtSpace
Peters Valley School of Craft
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
Medford Arts
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
Newark Arts
Jersey Shore Arts Center
Ocean Grove
See Passaic County
Passaic County
Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College
Halls that Inspire Inc
The Matheny Arts Access Program
West Windsor Arts Council
Princeton Junction
Red Bank Artisan Collective
Red Bank
Red Bank RiverCenter
Red Bank
Monmouth Arts
Red Bank
Art of Motion, Inc.
Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association, Inc.

National Arts Shopping Movement, Artists Sunday, Expands to All 50 United States

Artists Sunday, the national arts shopping movement, has reached a key milestone, with communities in all 50 U.S. states now participating in the nationwide alliance to create a ‘Black Friday for the Arts.’

To date, arts and economic development organizations in more than 250 communities across the country are taking part, promoting, and championing their local artists. Additionally, over 1,300 individual artists and craftspeople have joined the free program.

Positioned in the year’s busiest holiday shopping weekend, Artists Sunday encourages shoppers to purchase artwork and hand-crafted items from individual artists on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This year Artists Sunday falls on Sunday, Nov. 29.

The movement unites artists and communities across the country, effectively creating a shared voice of thousands, all promoting the purchase of art as gifts.

“The fact that Artists Sunday now has a presence in every state affirms the commitment of the arts and business communities across the country to help working artists and creators not only make beautiful art but also make a good living doing it,” said Christopher Sherman, founder of Artists Sunday.

“We aim to make more consumers aware that buying art as holiday gifts is a great way to give family and friends something heartfelt and meaningful. Art has the power to bring us closer together, particularly during this time of social distancing.”

A Full Spectrum of Art, Crafts, Events and Promotions

Artists Sunday artists encompass a full spectrum of the arts from painting, sculpture, and photography to clothing, jewelry, pottery, and a range of handcrafted items that can be both practical and beautiful. Performance art is also included.

In the lead-up to Thanksgiving weekend, consumers across the country can expect a range of promotions designed to raise awareness about Artists Sunday, with individual artists and organizations engaging and inspiring them to add art and hand-crafted items to their holiday shopping lists.

Participation is free to all commercial artists, artisans, and craftspeople as well as organizations and agencies that support artists. Participants receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit, enabling them to generate buzz and awareness as the holiday season approaches.

Consumers, artists, and organizations can learn more about this event by visiting


Artists Sunday is the nationwide movement dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy. The powerful new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day of the year for artists. Consumers are encouraged to shop with artists and purchase creative, handcrafted gifts for the holidays. Artists Sunday follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, prior to Cyber Monday. Supporters include individual artists, economic development agencies and non-profit organizations across the country. To learn more about Artists Sunday artists, partners, patrons, or involvement in promoting commerce with artists, please visit

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