Upcoming Events

open mic at gallery aferro

People’s Open Mic on November 20th
2nd Floor Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery @ Gallery Aferro

Every Last Wednesday of the Month
7-9pm @ 73 Market Street

Newark’s longest continuously running open mic takes place on the second floor of Gallery Aferro in the Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery space. This monthly event welcomes all people and emphasizes inclusivity, love and respect.

Feel free to listen and enjoy from the audience, or participate with your own poetry in front of a supportive, yet passionate crowd.


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11th Annual Aferro Art Sale & Gift Market from December 5th to December 21st
Main Gallery @ Gallery Aferro

Various times @ 73 Market Street

Thursday, Dec. 5 12 Noon – 6 pm
Friday, Dec. 6 12 Noon – 7 pm
Saturday, Dec. 7  12 Noon – 8 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 11 12 Noon – 6 pm
Thursday, Dec. 12 12 Noon – 7 pm
Friday, Dec. 13 12 Noon – 8 pm
**Saturday, Dec. 14 – 12 Noon – 8 pm**
Art Sale Potluck and Party – 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday, Dec. 18  12 Noon – 6 pm
Thursday, Dec. 19  12 Noon – 7 pm
Friday, Dec. 20 12 Noon – 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 21
12 Noon – 8 pm

Gallery Aferro welcomes you to our annual art sale, open house, and artisan market. This year, we’re extending the art sale and gift market to 2-1/2 weeks! The festivities are FREE and all are welcome. Plus, proceeds from the sales of art and artisan items support Gallery Aferro’s award-winning nonprofit art programs. 

From Thursday, December 5th through Saturday, December 21st, 73 Market Street becomes the gift market destination for anyone looking to deck the halls and share in the artisanal craftsmanship of Newark’s creative community. Open late nights to help meet all your seasonal shopping needs.

We proudly offer art from a wide range of styles by an extraordinary array of talent — local, national and international. From $50-$500, with limited edition prints, photographs, paintings, artist multiples, artist books, T-shirts, music, and more, you can take home something for everyone.

Don’t be shy about reaching out via (973) 353-9533 or info@aferro.org to ask about an artwork you see online, or with any gifting or art-buying questions! Art is for everyone and buying it should be fun and easy


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11th Annual Aferro Art Sale, Potluck Party & Artisan Market on December 14th
Main Gallery @ Gallery Aferro

1pm – 7pm @ 73 Market Street

Come out to Gallery Aferro’s End-of-Year Open House, Market-on-Market and 11th Annual Potluck Party!

As the cold weather rolls in, our minds turn to gift giving, delicious food and family fun. That’s why Gallery Aferro is thrilled to announce our annual art sale, open house, artisan gift market and potluck party. Entrance is FREE and all are welcome! While browsing our gallery walls, enjoy shopping the wares of local, diverse artisans and chowing down on the multi-ethnic cuisine. The day-long event will also feature face painting, a 50/50 raffle, and a youth dance performance by Newark’s own Clubhouse Recreation Center Performance Troupe to keep our spirits bright.

The festivities are FREE and all are welcome. Plus, proceeds from the sales of art and artisan items support Gallery Aferro’s award-winning nonprofit art programs.

Establish or enlarge an art collection for your friends, your family or yourself. From $50-$500, with limited edition prints, photographs, paintings, artist multiples, artist books, T-shirts, music, and more, you can take home something for everyone. The entire gallery will be decked in art — all for sale, all for you.

Gallery Aferro will make affordable art buying the easiest shopping experience you’ll have all December. Don’t be shy about reaching out via (973) 353-9533 or info@aferro.org to ask about an artwork if you see it online, or with any gifting or art-buying questions! Art is for everyone and buying it should be fun and easy.

If you’ve never been, join us! If you’ve been coming every year and already have your recipe picked out for potluck, join us! Come out to nosh, browse and spend time with new friends and strangers.


Ask The Curator with Maureen Kelleher
Saturday, November 2nd, 1-2pm & 4-5pm 
and
Saturday, November 9th, 1-2pm
Main Gallery @ Gallery Aferro

Free and open to everyone! 

Do you have questions about the U.S. prison system? Are you curious about the intersection of art and rehabilitation? Would you like to know more about private investigation and what it takes to succeed at it as a career?

Then please join us for one of our special Ask The Curator sessions coming up November 2nd and 9th featuring Maureen Kelleher, private investigator, activist, artist and curator of Gallery Aferro’s current exhibition, The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project featuring the Quilts of Angola Prison.

In three 1-hour Q&As, Kelleher will share details about her experiences working within the criminal justice system as a death row private investigator, the long journey of taking The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project from inspiration to reality, the truth about working with The Innocence Project, her personal journey relocating from Louisiana to New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and much more. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the Q&As to hear her stories and ask questions about her work, the exhibition and thoughts on the role of art and activism.

This is a unique opportunity to not only peer inside the American sociopolitical machine and learn more about it from the perspective of someone in a non-traditional role, but to also share commentary on the art, artists, and more.

If you have any questions about the Ask The Curator events, please contact Gallery Aferro at (973) 353-9533 or info@aferro.org. See you at the Q&A!