mcps arts music festivalPHOTO: The Creative Arts & Music Festival will feature specially selected artists’ works of pottery, photography, jewelry, paintings and other mediums.

LINCROFT, NJ —  Calling all artists!  The Monmouth County Park System is now accepting entries into its Creative Arts & Music Festival. This juried art show and sale is open to artists of all mediums. Those interested in entering are invited to submit images for consideration. The application fee is $15 per person.  Entries may be submitted online or by mail along with a CD of your work, entry form and fee.  Rules and entry form are available at The entry deadline is January 18.

The Creative Arts & Music Festival will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 & May 1 at Thompson Park, Lincroft.  Besides the art show and sale, the event will feature music and food.  Thompson Park is home to the Park System’s Creative Arts Center, which hosts a variety of fine arts and craft classes throughout the year including ceramics, pottery, jewelry and painting.

To learn more 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.