Discover Jersey Arts has released its nominations for the 2016 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards and Essex County organizations received many nominations — Montclair alone has 7! The polls are now open and ballots are prepped for arts lovers statewide to vote for their favorite New Jersey arts organizations through February 11.
Montclair Art Museum (MAM) was once again nominated in three categories in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards: Favorite Art Museum, Favorite Adult Art Class, and Favorite Art Camp.
Additionally, six other Montclair arts organizations have been nominated:
- Small Performing Arts Center — MSU, Kasser Theater
- Art Gallery — MSU, George Segal Gallery
- Dance Company — Freespace Dance
- Music Festival — Montclair Jazz Festival
- Film Festival — Montclair Film Festival
- Downtown Arts District — Montclair
Other Essex County nominations are:
- Large Performing Arts Center — NJPAC
- Small Performing Arts Center — SOPAC
- Theater to See a Musical — Paper Mill Playhouse
- Theater to See a Play — Luna Stage
- Art Museum — Newark Museum
- Art Gallery — Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; Gallery Aferro
- Symphony/Orchestra — NJSO: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
- Choral Group — Newark Boys Chorus
- Music Festival — South Mountain International Blues Festival
- Film Festival — Newark Black Film Festival
- Theater Camp — Paper Mill Playhouse
- Downtown Arts District — Newark
Now in its eighth year, the yearly awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts pays tribute to the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant, and diverse arts organizations. With the ballots now prepped, it’s time for arts lovers across the state to vote for their favorite N.J. arts organizations.