Arts Adventures in Jersey City

from the Artsology series The Arts Adventurer

Jersey City is only about 10 miles from where I live, but for some reason I hadn't got around to exploring it much until the summer of 2015. I remember going to college with a guy who grew up in Jersey City who used to tell me: "if someone likes your shoes, they'll shoot you and then take 'em." I know he was talking a lot of stuff, trying to sound like a tough guy, and from what I saw on my first bit of driving around in Jersey City, there were some areas where I wouldn't want to spend much time. But there's plenty of interesting street art, and in the downtown area, I think you'll find everyone still wearing their shoes, so I never had any concern about danger and enjoyed exploring the area.

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Pictured below: graffiti mural in downtown Jersey City.

arts adventure destination: Jersey City, NJ

Below are a selection of my arts adventures in Jersey City; make sure to check back again, as I'm in still in the process of adding more.

Jackie Robinson in Jersey City

Jackie Robinson sculpture by Susan Wagner in Jersey City

A look at the history behind the Jackie Robinson sculpture in Jersey City. Read more ...

Graffiti Adventures in Jersey City

street art mural with woman, tv, and cars, as seen in Jersey City

A video introduction to our graffiti and street art exploration of Jersey City. See the video ...

The Katyń Memorial in Jersey City

Katyn Memorial in Jersey City

A first impression and then some true facts about the Katyń Memorial in Jersey City. Read more ...

Word Art in Jersey City

Word-based street art in Jersey City

A collection of word-based street art found in Jersey City. Read more ...

Arts Adventures in Jersey City

Longshoreman sculpture in Jersey City

The Longshoreman of Jersey City. Read more ...

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