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NJ’s First-Ever Drive-In Art Show Taking Place in Kearny

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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The pandemic has pushed people to think outside of the box and come up with new and exciting ways to interact with each other. Luckily, Gardenship, an NJ-artist run coworking/networking space-based in Kearny Point has done just that. It has created a new way for people to come together and immersive themselves in new, local art safely by hosting the region’s first drive-in art and film exhibition series, beginning this Saturday, September 16th, at 7:00PM {and it’s free to the public, too!}. This weekend’s event will take place at the Gardenship at Kearny Point parking lot located at 205 Campus Drive, Kearny — here are the details.
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About the Event

The “Art House Drive-In” series will be showcasing unique films, interspersed with numerous productions from local filmmakers and musicians, with contributions from artists based in Newark, Jersey City, and throughout New Jersey. 
There is a lot in store for guests! Saturday will include a screening of “The Apple” & “Downtown 81” with 22 local bands music videos playing before, during intermission, and after the double feature, brought to you by Index Art Center’s Lowell Craig. There will be live screen printing and El Chilango food truck as well. Face masks and social distancing are mandatory.

The Itinerary

This weekend’s itinerary includes:

  • – 7PM | Parking lot opens – first come first serve
  • – 8PM | The Apple {1hr 30min}
  • – 9:30PM | Music Videos
  • – 10PM | Downtown 81 {1hr 10min}
  • – 11:30PM | Music Videos {until end}
Reserve a parking space now for this Saturday’s Drive-in.

About Gardenship

Gardenship is a program that offers studio space and residencies to local artists, providing a space to create, collaborate, and share art within a blossoming community. It maintains an 80,000 square foot facility at Kearny Point that houses 22 studios open to local artists. Gardenship is sponsored by Kearny Point’s owner, Wendy Neu, who is leading a mission-driven adaptive reuse initiative to transform the former ship-making facility into NJ’s premier business growth district.

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