Newark Arts Festival 2023

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Newark Arts Festival 2023

NAF to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop and bring "Cross Cultural Perspectives" on art, Sept. 27 - Oct 1, 2023

By Newark Arts

When and where

Date and time

September 27 · 10am - October 1 · 10pm EDT


NAF Headquarters 17 Academy St Suite 702 Newark, NJ 07102

About this event

  • 4 days 12 hours
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Newark Arts Festival (NAF), powered by Prudential Financial and produced by Newark Arts, will attract thousands of artists, collectors, aficionados and creatives to New Jersey’s largest city this Fall. Happening September 27 through October 1, 2023, this free four-day celebration of arts and culture will span across all five wards of Newark, kicking off with a not-to-be-missed Opening Event on Wednesday, September 27th at The Newark Museum of Art.

Voted New Jersey’s Favorite Visual Arts Festival, NAF 2023 will proudly feature the “Cross Cultural Perspectives” of Newark’s diverse and vibrant arts community, as well as national and international voices in the arts. Unique to this year’s festival will be a spotlight on the contributions of Newark-area hip hop pioneers, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop.

Led by local and national curators, each day of the Festival will feature dynamic artistic offerings from Newark’s creative community including pop up art installations, performance and poetry experiences, youth activations, film and media events, nightlife, panels and more. Artists and curators are encouraged to apply to the Call for Artists, which opens on April 17th and will close on June 1st.

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About the organizer

Organized by
Newark Arts

About Newark Arts (formerly Newark Arts Council): Newark Arts’ mission is to power the arts to transform the lives of those who work, live and play in the great city of Newark, New Jersey. Established in 1981, Newark Arts advances and expands the resources and offerings of arts and cultural organizations in the great city of Newark, New Jersey. Newark Arts provides leadership, direction, and technical assistance through partnerships with artists, arts administrators, community organizations, community development corporations, planning groups, economic development agencies, and government agencies as well as the general public. For more information, visit