The City of Jersey City’s Office of Cultural Affairs is a proponent and advocate for the arts in Jersey City, and serves to provide opportunities, resources, and education for artists of all disciplines.

The Office of Cultural Affairs develops consistent cultural programming and events highlighting Jersey City’s burgeoning arts community while honoring its rich and vibrant cultural history.

In addition to event curation and production, the Office of Cultural Affairs provides support and resources to cultural organizations, individual artists, and small businesses to raise the dialogue on the arts in Jersey City and encourage residents and visitors to invest in Jersey City’s arts and culture.

The Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is New Jersey’s premier art event featuring over 1,000 local artists across Jersey City. This past year’s tour has grown to include 250 stops citywide that include galleries, exhibition spaces, murals and small businesses, all showcasing the vibrant cultural landscape that is Jersey City.

The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour provides opportunities for artists, performers, musicians, residents, visitors, supporters, sponsors, businesses, and the community to get involved in Jersey City’s arts and cultural scene during the event weekend.

2015 Sponsors: EMMES Asset Management Company & Lackawanna Center • Goldman Sachs • Bank of America • 150 Bay & Newmark Real Estate • SILVERMAN • Prime Real Estate Group • Modera Lofts at Mill Creek • Jersey City Economic Development Agency

2015 Supporters:  Bike JC • Citi Bike JC • LYFT • Fox & Crow • The Kitchen at Grove Station • The Hamilton Inn • Bouquets & Baskets

For more information, please visit: www.thejcast.com

Jersey City Street Gallery

Initiated in 2013 and funded by a Clean Communities Grant, the Jersey City Street Gallery links established and emerging local, national and international mural artists with property owners city-wide as part of an innovative beautification program that reduces graffiti, engages local residents and is transforming Jersey City into an outdoor art gallery.
From the Heights, to Greenville, to Downtown, to the West Side, to Bergen Lafayette and Journal Square, Jersey City’s cultural scene continues to expand and diversify.

To download a printable guide to the 66 public murals completed in Jersey City, please follow this link.

John W. Meagher Rotunda Gallery – City Hall

Rotating monthly exhibits are on view at the John W. Meagher Rotunda Gallery, located on the second and third floors of City Hall in Jersey City.

Seasonal Music and Performances Citywide

The Office of Cultural Affairs schedules a robust roster of free live music and performance arts across Jersey City between June and August. These events include:

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Summerdance Festival, J. Owen Grundy Pier

The Office of Cultural Affairs Is Hiring

Have a passion for the arts? Want to connect with your community through Jersey City’s cultural scene? The Office of Cultural Affairs is currently seeking seasonal employees and interns for the following positions:

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Event Production Assistant