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The Glen Ridge Art Patrons Association (GRAPA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the fine, visual and media arts in the Glen Ridge schools and community. We present the Glen Ridge Arts festival every year in May. Much of the proceeds from this event are dedicated to providing scholarships to students continuing as art majors in college and to acquiring much needed equipment for school art rooms.

The Arts Festival takes place outdoors, rain or shine, in the area adjacent to the Glen Ridge High School on Ridgewood Avenue and along Ridgewood Avenue on the day before Mother’s Day in May. There is food, entertainment, student performances and a massive student art show every year with art in multiple mediums displayed from all grades. The festival, a juried show for hand-crafted work, is promoted in a number of local newspapers and their websites, on the Glen Ridge website as well as in crafter guides and publications. The show is also posted on the local access cable TV channel. All work presented for sale is handcrafted by the artist. Any vendor selling imports or buy/sell will forfeit their space and entry fee, and will be required to leave the show. Each accepted vendor will receive a supply of handbills for self-promotion purposes.

2018 Vendor Application (PDF File)

The Arts Festival will take place May 12th, 2018. Please download the PDF, shown above for additional information, print and fill it out and mail it back to us at:

Glen Ridge Arts Festival Coordinator
c/o GRAPA
PO Box 8197, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

If you are a vendor and you have questions about the festival email us at: glenridgearts@comcast.net

ATTENTION TOWN (Glen Ridge & Montclair only) ORGANIZATIONS
You are welcomed to present your services at the Festival free of charge. We will provide a space for you to set up your table and tent. We do not provide tables and tents.
Please let us know you are coming CONTACT US and what you will be presenting, giving away or selling. You can also contact us through the US mail.

There are restrictions; you cannot sell anything that costs more than $5.00 and it cannot be an item that would compete with any craft the paying vendors at the Festival are selling.

For more information about town organizations email us by clicking here: MORE INFO.

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