By Ellen Martin, October 22, 2023

Red Bank is an art town and Wednesday, October 25th is International Artist Day. “Getting this together was very spur of the moment for me,” says Ellen Martin, who about ten days ago asked the artists, curators, and gallery owners in town to create special events for the day.

Here is the schedule

Stop in and chat with the artists, learn a new skill, and look at some great art. It’s all free. Children welcome.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
11 – 6 p.m.
Red Bank Frameworks

Owner Stephen McMillion will be on hand to discuss his current exhibition: “Con Ojos Propios,” an exhibition of Ecuadorian art curated by Red Bank Catholic senior Madeleine Carpenter. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and tapestries, most of which are from Madeleine’s grandmother’s collection.

135 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 219-6688
Metered street parking.

4 – 6 p.m.
Art Pod Open Studios

See what Colin Goodall and Ellen Martin have been cooking up in their studios.

43 Front Street,
Red Bank, NJ
Hamilton Building, Units 7 & 8.
Entrance in the parking lot. Walk over or park in any “Art Pod” spot.

4 – 7 p.m.
Pat Butynski, Open Studio Visit

Visit Pat’s underground art studio. Pat is a working artist, who instructs and paints vibrant art on canvas and paper. Enjoy a stroll through her collection as well as a demonstration of the abstract process.

140 Maple Avenue,
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(908) 410-8244
Drive around the back and enter through the middle ground-level door. There is free parking.

4, 5, 6 p.m.
Exhibition Talk and Tour of the 31st Annual Open Juried Show with David Levy, Co-President

Learn a little about different types of art from David Levy, who himself is an artist and educator.

Guild of Creative Art
620 Broad St,
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 (not technically Red Bank, but close enough)
(732) 741-1441
Free parking in the Guild lot.

5 – 7 p.m.
Squatter Potters Open Workshop and Studio Visit

Have fun with clay. Jane Kleiman will give a wheel-throwing demo, and show you how to make a pinch-pot. She’ll also give tours of the studio where you can see student and instructor work. Children are welcome.

43R Broad Street
The entrance is in the parking lot. Enter the lot on Wallace Street between the Charles Schwab and Metropolitan buildings. You’ll see the Squatter Potters shop on your left. Metered parking.

6 – 7 p.m.
Art Alliance of Monmouth County

Demo by window artist Julia Muench. Julia creates her vibrant fiber canvases or “textile constructions” in three layers, with embroidery, quilting, and sometimes hand-sewn beading, inside the top layer. She uses scraps and repurposed fabric, as much as possible, and incorporates sustainable materials such as hemp and linen. Julia is based in Leonardo, New Jersey.

33 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ
(732) 842-9403
Metered street parking.

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Galerie Lucida

Wonderful news! A brand-new gallery is opening in town, and it’s owned by Michael Paris Mazzeo. Michael will be giving an exhibition preview of some exciting work.

18 Wallace Street, Red Bank, NJ
(732) 865-1997
Free and metered street parking