October 12, 2021


Derek Sands

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Event will feature 100+ Artists and Music Concert

2021 Art in the Park flyer


(HACKENSACK, NJ) – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Commissioners invite the public to attend the 57th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert on Saturday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Van Saun County Park in Paramus, N.J.  It will be held in Lot 4, area F. The rain date is Sunday, October 17.

More than 100 visual artists will be featured in the exhibition and sale, representing a wide scope of artistic diversity within Bergen County. This juried show is judged in six categories: Acrylics/Oils; Drawings/Prints/Pastels; Mixed Media; Photography (Digital/Traditional); Photography (Digital Manipulation): and Watercolors.  Cash prizes include 1st Place/$175; 2nd Place/$150; 3rd Place/$125; Honorable Mention/$100 and Best in Show: $525.

Enjoy an afternoon in Van Saun County Park while viewing the work of some of North Jersey’s finest artists. There will also be public art demonstrations featuring mono-prints by Guttenberg Arts; watercolors by local artist/teacher Tenn Lu; collage by artist James Nonas; and acrylics by the Art Center of Northern New Jersey.

This year, three organizations spotlighting artists with disabilities will be showcased: The Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties; The New Jersey Expanding Capabilities, (NJ ECC); and Spectrum For Living.

The event will feature a music performance at 12:30pm-3:30pm by local classic rock/blues band, Sharp Edge. Leader Mike Brocato is a veteran of the NY/NJ music scene, entertaining and fronting bands for over 35 years.


For more band info, go to: https://sharpedge.net/mike-brocato-bio.

Van Saun County Park is a wheelchair accessible site, and large print programs will be available.

For questions pertaining to the Art in the Park Show, call the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs at 201-336-7292; the same number will carry a rain date message after 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the show.

This is a free show sponsored by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs with funds made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.