35th Annual Hoboken Artists Studio Tour this weekend

HOBOKEN – Friday Nov. 6 you can head to the Bienvenue Dance Center at the Monroe Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. for beginner tango classes and on Nov. 7 the Neumann Leathers building will have various open studios and live music. And that’s all before the 35th Annual Studio Tour officially kicks off its big day on Sunday, Nov. 8 from Noon to 6 p.m.

In addition to photography, the tour will feature musical performances, glass and sculpture work, “wire art,” illustrations, acrylic and canvass paintings, mixed media work, “paper cut art,” design work and poetry.

“It will be fantastic to see the whole community come together to celebrate the creativity of Hoboken residents and other local artists,” said Bruce Meberg, who will be displaying abstract paintings at the Monroe Center and ZenSpa Studios.

Although there are numerous stops along the tour, the Neumann Leathers building and Monroe Arts Center will host among the larger galleries, with countless studios and schools also participating.

Art aficionados are encouraged to trace their course on the tour map prior to the tour, which is designed to be “walkable” so locals can head from gallery to gallery. A free map for attendees is available at www.hobokenj.org or on the day of the tour at City Hall, at 94 Washington St. between First and Newark streets.

“As diverse as the art itself, the tour’s popularity draws artists far beyond the banks of Hoboken,” said organizers in an announcement. “You will see art in many forms, representing an exciting variety of mediums. Visitors will have a chance to meet the artists, photographers, sculptors and artisans and witness the creative process at work.”

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