Upcoming Events


The 11th Annual Benefit Art Auction and Party
June 15th, 7-10PM

Another World (is possible).

Let’s take a night off from Earth and celebrate our fantastical selves.

Regular Party Tickets $25

VIP Tickets for access to 6-7 PM VIP Happy Hour $125*

This June, Gallery Aferro celebrates all that is unique and exciting about the arts and community with our 11th annual benefit art auction and party unlike any other gala. MCs Justin Williams and Johann Chacko, DJ AJoya Angola Thompson, and surprise guests will take you away, to another world:

  • Two Floors of Extraordinary Artworks up for Bid Just for One Night.
  • Delectable Refreshments, Strong Icy Cocktails and Roving Ice Cream Bar.
  • Music and Gratuitous Art Weirdness.
  • Cash Raffle and Epic Prizes Galore.

All proceeds support our nonprofit programs, including, but not even remotely limited to year-round exhibitions and public events, such as workshops, artist talks, and screenings; artist residencies including two new fellowships for parent-artists and women artists of color; publications; public art; educational offerings; collaborations; legacy work and curatorial stewardship for elder artists; and innovative, community-responsive projects.

More soon. So much more, actually. Art is magic. Find the Facebook event here.

Love, your very own proudly artist-run space in Newark, NJ #galleryaferro

Image by Kevin Durkin

Another World Advance Regular Tickets

Supporting the arts feels so good. Enjoy a night of art, music, savories and sweets, open bar, prizes, and general merriment. You can't possibly have more fun for $25!


Another World Advance VIP Tickets

VIP ticket buyers receive a signed limited edition print by Evonne M. Davis, with gift bag, can bid on artworks prior to general auction opening during VIP hour 6-7PM, and can access delivery options for their artwork purchases. Plus, the thrill of supporting the arts. There are only 50 prints in the edition, do not delay your purchase!


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End Game: 2019 Arts High School Senior Showcase public reception
May 24th, 6-9PM
2nd Floor Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery @ Gallery Aferro

Arts High School, along with Gallery Aferro, presents “END GAME,” an exhibition featuring over 50 high school seniors’ portfolio works of art. With a wide range of media and concepts represented, this is the first installment of an annual collaboration between Arts High and Gallery Aferro that will bring the Newark community together to share the visionary ideas and singular perspectives of local youth from the first school in the country dedicated to the visual and performing arts.

Join us on May 24th from 6-9pm for the public reception to celebrate the artistic achievements of Arts High School’s current high school senior class.

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People’s Open Mic on May 29th
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.