Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

In town: Somerville’s “Gift of Art” Holiday Art Crawl!

You’re Invited to a unique holiday experience, featuring 10 artists at 5 venues!

Gallery on Main – 30 West Main Street:
Mark Allen & Karen Caldwell

Gallery on Division – 15 Division Street:
Robert Metzger

Verve Lounge – 18 East Main Street:
Sien Lewis, Les Floyd, Diana Contine & Susan Antin

Three Hearts Home – 87 West Main Street:
Victoria Ramirez & Anne Choi

Country Squire Pottery – 26 West High Street:
Susan Amann

Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts: Ceramics, jewelry, painted bottles, glass art, enameled gifts, small drawings and paintings, photographs, carved stone, woven tapestries and more.

For more information and show previews, visit Arts on Division's Facebook page.

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Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month – Conny Jasper

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's November "Artist of the Month" exhibition, featuring a selection of recent works by Somerset, NJ-based artist Conny Jasper. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of her work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served, and the event includes live music by guitarist and banjo player Edmund Baranowski. Admission is free and open to the public.

Conny Jasper’s work will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main throughout the month of November. Read more...

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Oct
27
to Oct 30

Artist of the Month exhibition "Dana E. Benner - Look Again"

Don't miss the last few days of our October Artist of the Month exhibition, and your chance to see numerous photographs (as well as a few new paintings) by the talented Dana E. Benner at Gallery on Main! Framed and unframed pieces are available for purchase. Stop by and add one (or more) to your collection! See more...

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Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month - Dana E. Benner, "Look Again"

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's September "Artist of the Month" exhibition featuring a selection of recent works by photographer Dana E. Benner. Meet this talented local artist, see a selection of her work, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public. The works are available for purchase.

With this exhibition, Dana challenges the viewer to make and take time to see otherwise overlooked details, to find and enjoy unexpected beauty. She explains, "This selection of my photography focuses on the sublime and often subtle beauty and grace found in many things forgotten or left to ruin. Have you ever stopped long enough to observe nature's palette in the lush ivy draped across an old stone wall, or the crackling paint on a car from decades ago? Do you see color, texture, pattern and form? Do you see beyond what something is to the layers below?"

Dana's work will be on view throughout the month of September. Read more...

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Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month — Susan Antin

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's August "Artist of the Month" exhibition featuring a selection of works by Susan Antin. Meet this talented local artist, see her works on view, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public.

Susan's work will be on view throughout the month of August. Read more...

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Jul
1
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month - Terry Comparetta Wagner

Throughout July, Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" series of exhibitions showcases photos by Dunellen, New Jersey-based photographer Terry Comparetta Wagner.

Meet Terry and see her work at a free opening reception at Gallery on Main on Saturday, July 1, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Says the self-described "Jersey girl," "There is beauty everywhere. That beauty may be the result of Mother Nature, the careful design of a graceful machine, the rapture of a parent's face watching their child, or the simple carving of an old gravestone. My inspiration comes in many forms." 

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Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month — Bret Salvatore

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's June "Artist of the Month" exhibition featuring a selection of works by Bret Salvatore. Meet this talented local artist/illustrator, see his works on view, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. It will be an opportunity to see some of his original work that has never been on display before. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public.

Bret's work will be on view throughout the month of May. Read more...

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May
27
9:00 AM09:00

In town: Watch a new outdoor sculpture being installed on Division Street

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In celebration of community, Memorial Day and the 77th Tour of Somerville Cycling Classic bike race, Arts on Division presents the live construction of an interactive outdoor sculpture on Division Street, in the hub of downtown Somerville (across the street from Gallery on Main). New Jersey artist and arts educator Bob Richardson conceived and designed the sculpture, and has been creating its components with the participation of students from Immaculata High School in Somerville, Somerville High School, Middle Earth (a nonprofit agency providing services to teens and adolescents in Somerset County), and Richardson's own students from Arts High School in Newark, where he has been a teacher for 19 years. The public is invited to watch Richardson and the participating students assembling the sculpture on-site.

After the sculpture has been assembled, other students and community members are invited to use a black or red permanent "Sharpie" marker to add their own contribution to the sculpture on the themes of "community, Memorial Day, and/or the Tour of Somerville." Markers will be made available, or bring your own.

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May
11
5:00 PM17:00

In town: Girls' Night Out

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The second annual Girls’ Night Out in Somerville is your ticket to a fabulous evening filled with shopping, dining, laughter, and surprises, all designed just for you and your besties by the Downtown Somerville Glam Squad! Get the full celeb treatment, from a photoshoot at the end of the red carpet to a glam bag full of essential goodies hand-picked by Downtown Somerville style and beauty experts. Your ticket comes complete with access to mini-makeovers, creative hair tips, complementary cupcakes, hand-crafted jewelry shows, honey tastings, and tons more. Hop in the limo for a trip over to the West side of town, vibe with the DJ on Division Street, and have a blast with pop-up entertainment across Main Street. With an extra hour added, you can enjoy all of the consultations, shopping, demonstrations, and workshops you want and still have time to indulge in the special menus and drinks crafted for the evening by award-winning downtown restaurants. Oh, right, and the prizes...don’t forget about the show-stopping prizes that will keep the party going long after the evening ends!

Tickets for the signature event of the season sell out quickly, so make sure to reserve yours fast. Priority tickets -- which include a special check-in line and keepsake ticket -- are on sale now, only in-person at select stores in Somerville. Online ticket sales begin April 14. All tickets are $20.

Click here for details, including a list of participants, online ticket sales (beginning April 14) and a list of stores selling priority tickets. Be sure to stop by Gallery on Main for 20% off custom framing!

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May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Artist of the Month — Darlene Foster

Darlene Foster, photographic montage, 2017. Image © Darlene Foster.

Darlene Foster, photographic montage, 2017. Image © Darlene Foster.

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" exhibition featuring a selection of photograph montage works by Darlene Foster. Meet this talented local artist, see her works on view, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Each of Darlene's pieces has a story to tell, and you will have the opportunity to ask her in person for her story behind the work. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public.

Darlene's work will be on view throughout the month of May. Read more...

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Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

Guest artist James Hogarth

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Gallery on Main presents a meet-and-greet and sale of artwork by James Hogarth, an artist with autism. Original pieces as well as notecards and prints of James' artwork will be available for purchase. The artist will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his work to benefit his school, Princeton Child Development Institute, a private, non-profit program offering a broad spectrum of science-based services to children, youths, and adults with autism.

James Hogarth has been creating bright and cheerful pictures since the age of four, using pens and markers as his medium. His work has been featured on notecards and holiday card collections to benefit Princeton Child Development Institute, which he and his twin brother both attend. He has also illustrated numerous Toys 'R Us cards and tote bags, and donated artwork to Autism New Jersey. To see more of James' work, visit www.JamesHogarth.com.

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Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

Antiques Appraisal Day

Our popular Antiques Appraisal Day returns! The appraisals will be conducted by our special guest experts Ashley King and William D'Anjolell, both members of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers' Association. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $6 per item, with a maximum of four items per person. Advance tickets are available by visiting Gallery on Main at 30 West Main Street in Somerville, 08876, or by calling 908-722-4234. Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability.

Ashley King, proprietor of The Clock Trader in Quakertown, PA, specializes in appraising fine modern and antique clocks, cuckoo clocks, watches and music boxes.

William D'Anjolell, owner of Imagine Antiques and Appraisals of Newtown, PA, specializes in appraising American and European ceramics, glass, prints, historical and political ephemera and American metal ware. He is also a certified personal property appraiser in all areas including fair market value and replacement value for insurance.

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Apr
1
5:00 PM17:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month - Jeffrey Sanders

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" exhibition featuring a selection of works by Jeffrey Sanders. Meet this talented local artist, see his works on view, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public.

Jeff's work will be on view throughout the month of April. Read more...

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Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month – Emiliano Gonzalez

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" exhibition featuring a selection of works by Emiliano Gonzalez. Meet this talented artist/photographer, see his works on view, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public.

Emiliano's work will be on view throughout the month of March.

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Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: Artist of the Month - Karina Jimenez

Join us for the opening reception celebrating Gallery on Main's first "Artist of the Month" exhibition, featuring a selection of works by local artist Karina Jimenez. Meet the artist, see Karina's works on view, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public.

Karina Jimenez works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture and special-effects makeup art. Her work will be on view through Monday, February 27. Read more...

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Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

In town: Holiday Jubilee

It's a magical time of the year in Downtown Somerville: There's festive music in the air, a warm glow from shop windows, and the delicious aroma of the area's best cuisine. Best of all, Santa is on his way to the Downtown Somerville Holiday Jubilee! Join in the Festivities, including live music, dancing, horse-drawn carriage rides, cookies and hot cocoa, and the tree lighting. Get the full schedule here.

Gallery on Main will be open extended hours for the Holiday Jubilee, from 10:00 am and 9:00 pm! So be sure to visit us!

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Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

In town: Shop Small celebration

Wouldn't you love a warm welcome this holiday season? Downtown Somerville celebrates the love and care that only lives within your local community, with experiences and exclusives that you won't find anywhere else. On Saturday, November 26, look for the "Shop Small" sidewalk sticker to find something extra special within! If you're the type of person who would rather plan ahead, get the full list of participants.

At Gallery on Main, on this date during we'll be open extended hours, until 9:00 pm, and will be offering a discount of 15% off custom picture framing and merchandise gallery-wide. (Not including restoration services or consignment pieces.) In addition, select items marked with a red dot on the price tag is 20% off. (Offers cannot be combined.) So be sure to stop in for some unique gifts!

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Red Friday!

Red Friday shopping at Gallery on Main

If you're planning to do holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving, be sure to come into Gallery on Main and enjoy 20% off selected items! If the tag has a red dot on it, you'll automatically receive 20% off the price on the tag. We'll be open extended hours this day, from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm.

PS, you don't even have to wait until Friday. Our red dot sale is going on now — get a jump start! And the festivities continue on Saturday with the Shop Small celebration and the Holiday Jubilee.

Please note: Gallery on Main will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, November 23 & 24. Visit our Contact Us page for our hours and directions to the Gallery.

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Nov
1
to Nov 30

Pre-season Red Tag Sale!

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Come into Gallery on Main now for your pre-season savings: 20% off selected items! If the tag has a red dot on it, you'll automatically receive 20% off the price on the tag. Time is limited, we're looking to make room for exciting new inventory! Also ask us about our pre-season sale on custom picture framing.

Please note: We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Wednesday and Thursday, November 23 & 24.

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In town: Halloween Spooktacular
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

In town: Halloween Spooktacular

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When it comes to Halloween, Downtown Somerville knows how to have a devil of a good time! Our family-friendly Halloween event offers fiendish fun and spooky scares for everyone. Join the Downtown Somerville Alliance and its community partner, Empower Family Success Center, for master pumpkin carving demonstrations, character photos (thanks to Hellion Photography), a Halloween passport adventure, and a DJ dance party, along with lots of treats and surprises!

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Antiques Appraisal Day
Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Antiques Appraisal Day

Back by popular demand! The appraisals will be conducted by guest experts Ashley King and William D'Anjolell, both members of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers' Association. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $6 per item, with a maximum of four items per person. Advance tickets are available by visiting Gallery on Main at 30 West Main Street in Somerville, 08876, or by calling 908-722-4234. Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability.

Ashley King, proprietor of The Clock Trader in Quakertown, PA, specializes in appraising fine modern and antique clocks, cuckoo clocks, watches and music boxes.

William D'Anjolell, owner of Imagine Antiques and Appraisals of Newtown, PA, specializes in appraising American and European ceramics, glass, prints, historical and political ephemera and American metal ware. He is also a certified personal property appraiser in all areas including fair market value and replacement value for insurance.

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In town: Arts on Division Festival & Somerville Jazz Festival
Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

In town: Arts on Division Festival & Somerville Jazz Festival

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The Arts on Division Festival -- a free, multi-day, indoor/outdoor event -- continues with artists exhibiting and selling a variety of artworks outdoors on Main Street, as well in the exhibition Somerville Perspectives at Gallery on Main

The day also includes the Somerville Jazz Festival, featuring an all-star lineup:

  • Javon Jackson Quartet

  • Vanessa Rubin with Special Guest

  • Don Braden

  • Isaiah J. Thompson Quintet

  • Additional Performances by Jazz House Kids

The Somerville Jazz Festival will be presented on the Somerset County Court House Green, at the corner of E. Main & Grove Streets (on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley line). It's produced and hosted by Downtown Somerville Alliance and Sheila E. Anderson, author and on-air personality of WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM.

Learn more by visiting the Arts on Division website and the Central Jersey Jazz Festival website.

 

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In town: Arts on Division Festival - "Art All Day" Artisan Market
Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

In town: Arts on Division Festival - "Art All Day" Artisan Market

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Part of a free, multi-day, indoor/outdoor arts festival. Among the day's highlights:

  • Browse the Artisan Market for art and handcrafted items, featuring individual artists and the Printmaking Center of New Jersey
  • See mural painting by James Kelewae and J. Mike Kuhn, and cube painting by Jerome Gonzales and Friends
  • Hear live music by School of Rock (noon to 2:00 pm), a drum competition (2:00 to 3:30), and music by Bryan Hanson (3:30 to 6:00)
  • Visit Gallery on Main and view the exhibition Somerville Perspectives (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

To learn more, visit the Arts on Division website.

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In town: Arts on Division Festival - Official Opening
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

In town: Arts on Division Festival - Official Opening

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A free, multi-day, indoor/outdoor festival featuring art, music, theatre, poetry, dance, film and art-related demonstrations kicks off with a presentation by Mayor Gallagher. A a performance by Whitehouse Wind Symphony starts at 7:00 pm. Learn more by visiting the Arts on Division website.

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Opening reception: Somerville Perspectives exhibition
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: Somerville Perspectives exhibition

Join us for a festive opening reception for the Arts on Division exhibition Somerville Perspectives, featuring artwork reflecting diverse facets of Somerville life. On view are works by Rob Ambrose, Susan Antin, Dana Benner, Frank Bitetto, Jessica Demcsak, Leslie Floyd, Emiliano Gonzalez, Jack Howard, Dan LaMountain, William Metz, Nicole Miller, Olga Phelps, Lauren Pitcher, Luis Sanchez, Donna Souren, Terry Wagner and Elan Wonder. he exhibition will be on view at Gallery on Main through October 1, 2016.

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Sep
15
to Oct 1

Exhibition: Somerville Perspectives

Gallery on Main is pleased to present this year's Arts on Division exhibition, Somerville Perspectives, featuring art reflecting diverse aspects of Somerville life. See works by Rob Ambrose, Susan Antin, Dana Benner, Frank Bitetto, Jessica Demcsak, Leslie Floyd, Emiliano Gonzalez, Jack Howard, Dan LaMountain, William Metz, Nicole Miller, Olga Phelps, Lauren Pitcher, Luis Sanchez, Donna Souren, Terry Wagner and Elan Wonder. Admission is free.

 

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Book signing by local author Deirdre Hopton
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Book signing by local author Deirdre Hopton

Somerville-based author and Rutgers alumnus Deirdre Hopton will sign copies of her debut novel, March Forth (The Wordford Chronicles, Volume 1). Admission is free and open to the public. Come meet and chat with Deirdre. Refreshments will be served.

In March Forth, Deanna Flanagan is an out-of-work waitress in a small New Jersey town. As she contemplates making some life changes, she stumbles upon a secret branch of the government that controls all of the world's magic. Her journey of self-discovery becomes the centerpiece for an adventure that will change her life, and the lives of those she meets, forever.

Copies of March Forth are available for purchase at Gallery on Main. 

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