Hahne’s and Walker House in downtown Newark underwent a temporary transformation last month when each building became home to pop-up galleries and exhibitions as part of the annual Newark Arts Festival. This is the second time L+M has worked with the award-winning festival.
About a 9,000 SF space on the ground floor of the Hahne’s was converted into a make-shift gallery that hosted three exhibitions, including Women’s Narratives: Brick City Blues curated by Atim Annette Oton, Reverence + Sound + Movement curated by Terry Boddie, and Black Woman In Visual Perspective by Onnie Strother and Nettie Forné Thomas. The temporary exhibition space in Hahne’s was located next to busy retailer Barnes and Noble, so the event attracted interest from shoppers as well as gallerygoers. Walker House hosted the Gravity[ational] exhibition, which was curated by Mary Valverde.
The free arts festival, which is in its 18th year, highlights artists from the nationally recognized to the emerging and provides festival attendees the opportunity to shop and purchase the work of more than 100 artists. For more information on the festival, please visit: newarkarts.org/newarkartsfestival