Call for Vendors

The Arts Council of Princeton is accepting applications for Communiversity ArtsFest 2020, its annual spring outdoor arts and cultural event.

The festival will feature more than 200 booths of original art, contemporary crafts and food, and seven stages offering live entertainment in downtown Princeton and on the Princeton University campus.

Communiversity ArtsFest will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. Artists, crafters, performers, food vendors, merchants, non-profit organizations and sponsors interested in participating in this year’s event must submit an application by January 31. Applications are available at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. For more information call 609-924-8777.

Be a Steward

For those who are passionate about the environment, registration is now underway for the 2020 Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program.

The program, offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, introduces volunteers to the key environmental issues affecting the state and how to tackle those problems in their communities.

The class, which runs for 20 weeks, will cover topics such as climate change, solid waste and recycling, soil health, energy conservation, water resources, invasive species management, land use policy, wildlife ecology, and protecting pollinators. Once the coursework is complete, participants must complete a 60-hour volunteer internship to become a Certified Rutgers Environmental Steward.

The class will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, February through June, at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 1440 Parkside Avenue in Ewing. There is a $260 program fee. For more information or to register visit www.envirostewards.rutgers.edu or call 609-989-6830.

Calls for Art

The West Windsor Arts Council has issued an open call to its members for the 2020 member show, “Built Environment.”

Members are invited to submit art that shows how they incorporate architectural structures in into their work to the juried exhibition.

Drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and fiber works that can be hung on the wall will be considered for the contest. Artists can submit a maximum of three pieces. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners.

All pieces must be submitted by Sunday, February 23. Non-members are invited to join the WWAC. Fees range from $25 to $50. For more information call 609-716-1930 or visit www.westwindsorarts.org.exhibition/membershow-2020.

The Art of the Script is a McCarter Theatre Center and Arts Council of Princeton collaboration that invites local artists to create art based on an upcoming McCarter Theatre production.

The next offering for the Art of the Script is the production of “Sleuth,” which is slated to take the stage at McCarter on Tuesday, March 10.

Beginning Monday, January 13, artists age 18 and older can begin the process by borrowing a copy of the script from the theater for a week. Artwork must be connected to the script either by theme, mood, or historical context, and no longer than 18-inches in size.

All artwork must be dropped off by Monday, March 2. The artwork will be on display and available for sale in the McCarter Theatre lobby during the play’s run. For more information email cballenger@mccarter.org or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org/artists/artist-opps.

Audition

Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College announces auditions for its production of “Evita,” on stage June 19 through 28.

Auditions will be held Friday, January 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, January 18, from 4 to 10 p.m. Auditions will be held at the theater, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

All actors should prepare a two-minute monologue. Prepare to sing 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring comfortable clothes and appropriate foot coverings for dance. For questions contact Lou J Stalsworth at Louj@pinnworth.com. Visit www.pinnworth.com to register and make an appointment. For more information, visit www.kelseyatmccc.org.

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