We told you all about the Love Montclair mural project, funded by the State of New Jersey’s Main Street Program.
Montclair Center BID has announced that all four murals downtown — as part of the inaugural project of their Art Connects program — have been completed. The murals, funded in part by the State of New Jersey’s Main Street Program, comprise four works by artists Chady Abousleiman (North Brunswick, NJ) for 180 Bloomfield Ave; Holly Rader (Clifton, NJ) for 219 Glenridge Ave; Amol Saraf (Johns Creek, GA) for 420 Bloomfield Ave; and Jhonattan Arango (Palm Springs, FL) for 50 Church St.
“Congratulations to all the artists, the Montclair Center BID and the community as a whole on these inspiring works,” said Brendan Gill, Essex County Freeholder President. “They are a fantastic addition to our Essex County arts scene, celebrating the energy and spirit of Montclair,”
“Successful public art requires that artists, community organizations and funders share the commitment and the vision to work together,” said Carlos Pomares, Essex County Freeholder, “I commend everyone on their hard work and successful placemaking.”
“It’s been fun seeing the artists at work throughout our downtown area,” said Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson. “I commend the BID and its partners for executing such a wonderful outdoor art project in Montclair. The colorful public canvases add even more vibrancy to our dynamic town.”
“We are so grateful for the State of New Jersey’s Main Street program for their funding support to kickstart this project into action,” said Jason Gleason, executive director of the Montclair Center BID. “And the murals themselves have already become favorite highlights of our downtown.”
The project has also been showcased in a video.
Which mural is your favorite?