Newark Arts Festival 2019, powered by Prudential and produced by Newark Arts, celebrates its 18th year as a free citywide arts festival in New Jersey’s largest city October 10 through 13, 2019.  NAF was recently named Favorite Visual Arts Festival in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards and each year, the Festival puts a spotlight on Newark’s artistic and cultural institutions, features both nationally recognized and also emerging, local creatives, and provides attendees the opportunity to shop and purchase the work of over 100 artists in their open studios. Alongside the visual arts, music, dance, theater and spoken word can be found throughout the festival, as well as hands-on arts activities for youth.

Don't miss Newark Arts Festival

Oct. 10-13 


Join us for opening night of Newark Arts Fesitval 2019!

Co-sponsored by Prudential Financial, Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Department of State Division of Travel and Tourism

For more information and a complete listing of Newark Arts Festival events, please visit


A self-guided tour of art exhibits and galleries in Newark.

Grab our official Newark Arts Festival Map and crawl Newark’s gallery and pop up spaces on this self-guided FNO – Friday Night Out! Cap your gallery crawl with a tasty bite or drink at one of Newark’s amazing eateries.


Join us for youth and family friendly music, arts & crafts, mini-arts education sessions & fun during the Newark Arts Festival!

Participating venues will include Newark Public Library, Newark Museum, Link Community Charter School and more!



Meet at One Theater Square Pop Up, 2 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Check in: 11:30AM | DEPART 12 PM

Reception to Follow: 2 PM at Nico Kitchen + Bar, NJPAC

Our annual VIP Bus Tour of Newark’s Public Art & Historic Neighborhoods featuring stunning public art, conversations with the muralists, post-tour cocktail reception at Nico and complimentary swag bag. Co-sponsored by City of Newark, Prudential Financial, Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism and Newark Happening.


In keeping with the Newark Arts Festival’s beginnings as an artist studio tour, the Open Doors Studio Tour is an annual highlight. Gain exclusive access to private artists’ studios and experience art-in-action during this FREE self-guided event. Visitors from near and far can take a look behind the scenes of local artistry at venues around the city while connecting with both emerging and established creatives.


Join us for closing night of Newark Arts Festival 2019!

Co-sponsored by Prudential Financial, Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Department of State Division of Travel and Tourism.



Rodney Gilbert

Lauren Craig

Open Doors-2017

Open Doors

Open Doors