Dane Tilghman selling prints. Photo by Jennifer Goff

Arts in the Park, Highland Park New Jersey’s annual arts street festival, showcases fine arts and crafts from all over the region and shines a spotlight on Highland Park’s vibrant and diverse arts scene.

This outdoor juried art show and street fair draws thousands of people to the streets of Highland Park to enjoy top-notch art, music, and food while exploring Highland Park’s downtown as a shopping and dining destination. The festival draws hundreds of artists and vendors, as well as dozens of downtown Highland Park businesses, selling art, food, and crafts under tents along Raritan Avenue (Route 27) in downtown Highland Park.

Juried Art Show & Arts and Crafts Sale. The street festival is filled with arts and crafts from a diverse group of artists from around the region who come to showcase and sell their artwork as well as participate in the juried art show.

Youth Art Show. Downtown Highland Park businesses Over the Moon Toys & Through the Moongate are organizing the annual Youth Art Show. This year’s theme is “Oh the Places You’ll Go…and How You Plan to Get There!” Kids 18 and under should submit artwork by Friday, September 14 to Over the Moon Toys 440 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park. Any medium can be used. Artwork will be displayed at the festival. Contact info@overthemoontoysnj.com or 732-729-9344 for information.

Live Music & Performing Arts. On the festival’s five performance stages along Raritan Avenue (Route 27), there is a wide range variety of music and performances. The performance lineup is as follows:

PERFORMANCE STAGE #1: Raritan Avenue & 2nd Avenue

11:30 – 12:10 The Brixton Riot
12:25 – 1:05 The Anderson Council
1:20 – 1:55 Hair Magic
2:10 – 2:50 The Nowhere
3:05 – 3:45 RGD
3:55 – 4:30 Dave Seamon & Christopher Pasi

PERFORMANCE STAGE #2: Speak Music Stage. Raritan Avenue @ South 3rd Avenue

11:30 – 4:30 Instrument Petting Zoo and performances by Speak Music students & faculty (Salsa, rock, and jazz)

PERFORMANCE STAGE #3: Chamber 43 Jazz Stage. 320 Raritan Avenue, between South 3rd & 4th

11:30 – 12:30 John Bianculli
1:00 – 1:45 Kaz
2:15- 3:00 Liz Ashley
3:45 – 4:30 Ernston

PERFORMANCE STAGE #4: Pino’s Stage. Raritan Avenue @ North 4th Avenue

11:30 – 12:45 Ash & Daryl
1:00 – 1:45 Rouvan
2:00 – 2:20 American Repertory Ballet
2:30 – 3:15 Kinetics
3:30 – 4:30 Bella Nota

PERFORMANCE STAGE #5: Raritan Avenue @ 5th Avenue

11:30 – 12:15 Daoine
12:30 – 1:15 Mr. Ray
1:30 – 2:15 Magnolia Street String Band
2:30 – 2:55 Be. You. Dance Center of Highland Park
3:05 – 3:30 Ziran Martial Arts
3:45 – 4:30 Highland Swing Jazz Band

To learn more about Arts in the Park and Main Street Highland Park: MainStreetHP.org/artsinthepark or facebook.com/MainStreetHP.

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