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Apr 06, 2017

Park System to Host Creative Arts & Music Festival

PICTURED – The event will include pottery demonstrations.

LINCROFT — The Monmouth County Park System is hosting its annual Creative Arts & Music Festival from 10 A.M. -5 P.M. on Saturday, May 6 at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. This juried arts festival features specially selected artists’ works of pottery, photography, jewelry, paintings and other mediums. Besides the artwork, visitors will enjoy live music and free art demonstrations and activities including a plein air painting competition.

The plein air competition is divided into two groups – adults and students (middle school through high school). Competitors are asked to bring a blank canvas to be marked at the registration booth between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists must bring their own supplies and can create any landscape scene from Thompson Park in any medium during the festival. Judged by New Jersey Plein Air Painter Anthony Migliaccio, each group will have a winner who receives a $50 gift certificate to Colorest.   There is no charge for entering the competition. Admission and parking for the festival are also free.

For more information about the Creative Arts & Music Festival or the Park System, please visit or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.