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Hunterdon County to offer 2022 Teen Arts Festival

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, through funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, is continuing for the second year a county-wide Teen Arts Festival running from May 1 through June 15.

The Hunterdon County Teen Arts Festival features a collaboration of virtual and in-person events, programs, and workshops hosted by local arts organizations including ACME Screening Room, Flemington DIY, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Hunterdon County Library, and Roxey Ballet. Collectively these organizations provide high quality live and virtual performances and classes in filmmaking, fine art, dance, music, and literature.

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their creative work and receive constructive feedback from professional artists.

Hunterdon County Commissioner Deputy Director Zachary T. Rich said, “Teens will be invited to take part in workshops where they can discover new art forms and learn more about the ones that interest them most.”

Teen Arts Festivals, which are offered annually statewide through the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival and by individual counties, help student artists develop perceptual, intellectual, and technical skills; provide a means of self-expression and empowerment; network with professional artists, teachers, and peers; and develop social and cultural awareness.

All Hunterdon County high school students and teenagers are welcome to participate in the events offered by leading local arts organizations. For more information, click here.

The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission promotes and supports arts, culture and history by nurturing a sense of place, a culture of creativity, and an enthusiasm to preserve and maintain its history.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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