Daily ticket prices are $8 for Adults, and discounted $5 for senior citizens and students. A Series Ticket (Sunday- Wednesday) can be purchased for $18. Festival hours are 12:00 pm -8:30 pm on Sunday, April 14, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm on April 15 and April 16 and 9:30 am to 5 pm on April 17. The Festival offers docent led tours for groups of any size. Contact Karen Greco at 732-796-9240 to schedule a tour.
Jewelry, by Betty Stephen
Patrons attending the elegant Opening Gala on Saturday evening, April 13, will enjoy a wine bar, hors d'œuvres, pastry, coffee and tea. The Gala presents patrons with a first opportunity to purchase the most popular art and to meet the many artists in attendance that evening. The Gala takes place from 7:30 to 10: 30 pm. Tickets for the Gala are $65 at the door or $60 if purchased earlier.
Sunday, April 14, is Family Day with hands-on art programs geared toward both younger and older children between the ages of four and 12 taking place during the day. The “Doodle Dude,” Art Kaney of
During the week, patrons can also attend several demonstrations given by the artists on the technique of their craft offered during day and evening sessions. MFA also offers a day-long Symposium for Art Educators on Wednesday, April 17, which provides teachers with lesson plans and techniques for use in the classroom, as well as providing the opportunity to earn required continuing education credits. A special student-artist display heralds the artwork of 11th grade students who won the top awards at the Student Art Competition held in February. and MFA was awarded the John Pappas Recognition Award in Arts Education from the Arts Educators and the coveted 2010 N.J. Governor’s Award in Arts Education for all of its art education programming,
Nancy Pageau is delighted to be returning as Show Designer for a second year. Her skill and distinctive displays at last year's Festival were widely praised.
The Monmouth Festival of the Arts is hosted by Monmouth Reform Temple and is made possible, in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Below are pictures of some of the actual art featured in the 43rd Monmouth Festival of the Arts show:
painting by Jack Ives
Mixed Media by John Salvi
painting by Judy Lux
Ceramic Vase by Lana Kessler
photograph by Susan Dick McKeon