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Drone video of Black Lives Matter mural in Jersey City on August 11, 2020.

NorthJersey.com

The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is celebrating its 30th anniversary next month by showing the works of artists in a mode dictated by the pandemic.

Much of the state’s largest art tour, which runs from Oct. 1 to 4, will take place virtually for the first time.

Various events will be shown via Zoom, including studio tours, art demos and panel studio discussions held throughout Jersey City with artists, arts organizations and collectives.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said of this year’s tour, “The annual event always draws thousands of people from near and far, and I anticipate even more participation this year as we invite everyone to virtually experience our expansive gallery in a safe and comfortable way.”

The WTF Outdoor Gallery, located on the west side of Jersey City, will display the works of artists Alan Walker and Mollie Thonneson during the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour in October. (Photo: City of Jersey City)

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However, people who want to get out of their homes and view art on display in person will be able to do so with open air, self-guided experiences at an outdoor art gallery, at local parks and outside Jersey City Free Public Library branches.

Those collectors looking to purchase exhibited art for sale can schedule delivery to a residence by sending a message through the JCAST Art Concierge.

For a full description of the tour’s events and festivities, visit thejcast.com.

Ricardo Kaulessar is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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