keyport antique arts fest

keyport antique arts festKeyport, NJ – From painting on the waterfront to perusing fine antiques on West Front Street, Keyport’s First Annual Keyport Antique and Artisan Festival takes place on May 16, 2015.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., artisans and antique dealers will fill the parks and line the streets of Keyport as the Borough celebrates local art and historic antiques. Their many antique and boutique shops will be joined by other dealers from around the area.  Together, they will offer a selection of treasures worthy of closing West Front Street to traffic for the festival.

The festival will include live entertainment with music, poetry readings, and a preview of an off Broadway musical, I Can Sing A Opera, with director Andrea Andresakis. 

In cooperation with the Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative, a trolley will give complimentary rides between the Matawan Train Station and Keyport to the festival.

“The Arts Society of Keyport (ASK) is so delighted to be participating in this Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative sponsored event. We are excited to be working with the Monmouth County Corridor of Arts (MOCO) and are hoping that the event will help boost business for the local merchants that are part of the funding for our public art projects.”states Charlie Merla, President ASK.


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In addition to antiques, there will be local artisans in the park and an Artisan Village for homemade artisan crafts, celebrating unique artists’ work.

Guests can enjoy Art on the Bay, where individuals and groups can sign up ahead of time to paint what they see on the beautiful Bayfront on canvases provided by the KBBC. The pieces will be judged at the end of the day in group categories.

Visit one of Keyport’s many restaurants for a taste of the Bayshore before heading to the silent auction, Spheres of Imagination, with proceeds benefiting the Art Society of Keyport.

The First Annual Keyport Antique and Artisan Festival is yet another way to highlight what the Pearl of the Bayshore has to offer, welcoming guests from all over to experience the artistic culture of Keyport Borough.

Rain date for this Festival is May 17, 2015. 

If interested in being an artist or crafter, please contact Marlene at [email protected]

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