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Celebrating International Artists Day: Galleries, Art Classes, and Woodworking Workshops in NJ

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

As carpenters and woodworkers, we’re always honing our craft, perfecting our artistry, and working diligently to learn new skills. This specialized skill requires a keen eye and a strong sense of creativity, and thus for sure included in “The Arts” as a field as much as it is a physical trade. So it seems only fitting that we should celebrate International Artists Day and explore new areas of history and creativity.

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Artists and the arts are an integral part of society, helping us frame the world in creative ways so we can better understand humanity. Everything from industrial design to culinary arts to engineering and architecture revolves around Art. The phones you use, the cars you drive, the tech gadgets you depend on, the movies you stream, the shows you binge...all of them were created by someone who was passionate about the arts! The songs you listen to and music videos you stream are all created by performance artists and musicians who have a devotion to self-expression and creativity.

A thriving Arts district vastly improves local communities on multiple levels: aesthetically, via tourism, economically, and also socially! Art can beautify and unify a community through public art installations, group art events, classes, and more. It provides citizens with a common ground to communicate and express themselves, and understand each other on a non-verbal level. The Arts can also provide income via local tourism to view exhibits, installations, markets, and local businesses, galleries, and museums.

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Art is everywhere and Art is for everyone! We’re celebrating International Artist’s Day by highlighting some great reasons you should support The Arts in our local community, and fantastic places to view local art.

Let’s take a look at some wonderful museums, galleries and public art right in our own backyard!

Where to Take Art Lessons and Art Classes: Kids, Adults, Groups, and Parties

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Woodworking Workshops:

Where to Learn the Art of Woodworking and Basic Carpentry

Delve into the world of craftsmanship at our woodworking workshops, where creativity and skill come together. At Pinto Carpentry, we're passionate about sharing the art of woodworking with enthusiasts of all levels. Our workshops are designed to provide hands-on experience with wood, tools, and techniques, making them ideal for both beginners and experienced woodworkers. From crafting simple projects to mastering intricate designs, our expert instructors guide you through every step, ensuring a rewarding and educational experience. Whether you're looking to pick up a new hobby or refine your existing skills, our woodworking workshops offer the perfect opportunity to explore your creativity and create something truly unique.

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Amazing Museums to Visit to Explore Art, History, Carpentry and More:

  • The Historic Village at Allaire in Farmingdale NJ

  • The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, NJ

  • The Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ

  • The Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers in New Brunswick, NJ

  • The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, NJ

  • The Noyes Museum of Art in Hammonton

  • Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ

  • Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, NJ

  • Monmouth Museum in Middletown Township, NJ

  • Museum of Fine Arts and Popular Culture in Cape May, NJ

  • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York NY

  • The Museum for Art in Wood in Philadelphia PA

  • The National Building Museum in Washington DC

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