September 25, 2023

Free Annual Open Studios Weekend at Manufacturer’s Village in East Orange, NJ

Manufacturer’s Village artists to host free annual Open Studios weekend October 16th and 17th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Manufacturers Village Artist Studios, located in an 1880’s industrial complex building in East Orange, NJ, will open its doors to the studios of over 60 different artists Saturday and Sunday, October 16th and 17th, 2021. The enclave, just minutes from Thomas Edison’s original workshop, houses artists working in a variety of mediums.

Visitors will be welcomed into the studios of professional painters, sculptors, woodworkers, quilters, printmakers, photographers, multi-media artists and more. Artwork will also be available for purchase.

Alice Momm, proprietor AMCS, Curatorial Services and Visual Artist, New York, N.Y., offered this positive review of the historic space dedicated to working artists and makers.

“I love Visiting Manufacturer’s Village. First there are the buildings, with the great catwalks, secret stairwells, and whispered industrial histories. Walk into one of 60 studios and find each room its own hub for manufacturing works of art, mapping out thoughts and dreams.

“Step in further and you can enter into conversation with the artists themselves – an enlightening experience to hear first-hand how ideas are translated into physical works of art, and to gain an understanding of the artistic processes (so unique and varied), materials, influences and future plans.  It’s an afternoon resplendent with discovery (and the possibility to acquire a new artwork for your home). 

The artists in this Village are exceptional, participating in exhibitions at the community, national and international levels. The once-a-year Open Studios at Manufactuer’s Village is truly not to be missed!” 

Manufacturer’s Village will also host a VIP night on Friday October 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Learn more on their website listed below

The self-guided tour of studios also includes an opportunity to view the East Orange Community Black Lives Matter Mural, one of the state’s largest and most beautiful murals. Painted in the spring of 2021, this 9,000 square foot mural was created by sixteen artists of color from the greater East Orange Community, some of whom will be present at the event. Local food trucks will also be on site.

Event Location:

Manufacturers Village
356 Glenwood Avenue
East Orange, NJ


Saturday and Sunday, October 16th and 17th, 2021

11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free Family Event

For more information, please contact Manufacturer’s Village via their website