New Jersey’s Biggest Art Fair Comes to Mana Contemporary

by Kate Wells
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Art House Productions, a nonprofit created in the wake of 9/11 to support small artists in and around New Jersey, will host Art Fair 14C in Jersey City Nov.12-14. Hundreds of artists from the New York and New Jersey area will be able to showcase their work in the Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary for two days. This will be the third edition of the event allowing more artists to garner exposure, get support for their businesses and meet with fellow artists and admirers. 

Creators of Art Fair 14C hold a special place in their heart for New Jersey as the name plays on our common question of, “what exit are you from?” Organizers emphasize that it is not an event in New Jersey, but a program. Founders organized Art Fair 14C and Art House Productions to create a platform for artists and smaller galleries. Their mission is to: expand opportunities for artists, strengthen businesses and programs, increase public access to fine art, and enhance New Jersey’s reputation as an arts destination. Art Fair 14C is the centerpiece of their goal to help upcoming artists. 

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Scenes from last year’s event l Photo via @artfair14c

What to Expect This Year

Visitors will have access to 75 exhibition booths of fine art. Guests can also enjoy a drink or stop by the many food trucks outside the venue. Visitors can expect to see a mix of contemporary art throughout their time in the gallery as well as visiting the signature feature of Art Fair 14C —The Juried Show.

At Art Fair 14C visitors will be able to see exhibitors that come from New York, New Jersey and internationally. The fair will also hold a Juried Show in addition to the Exhibition Room. The former will be a compilation of New Jersey artists only.

VIP visitors will be allowed access from 11 a.m. onward on Nov. 12 while the public can access the event from 12 p.m. onward. An after-hours reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 13 access to the event will be from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. for VIP members and 12 p.m.-7 p.m. for the public. Sunday will follow a similar schedule, however, the event ends at 6 p.m. 

Tickets are on sale through their website at $25 for a day pass. Each visitor will be required to show proof of vaccination upon entry.

Main photo via @manacontemporary

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Kate is a senior at Louisiana State University studying mass communication and political science. Although she moved to Louisiana for college, Kate still lives, eats and breathes everything New Jersey-- especially when it comes to her love of taylor ham egg and cheese, bagels and pizza. She also quite literally took the "jersey girls don't pump gas" with her on her way. Kate found her passion for writing in high school with her various writing courses and having the opportunity to write for her school paper. She took her passion to school with her and hopes to continue writing in her future, always bringing a little taste of New Jersey along the way.

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kenneth b November 7, 2021 - 12:00 am

the name plays on our common question of, “what exit are you from?”
What is that supposed to mean ?

Anastasios Paraskevopoulos November 3, 2022 - 3:22 pm

Congratulations 👏👏👏👏👏


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