ART150, a collective of over 20 artists living and working at 150 Bay Street in the heart of Downtown Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District, will be holding a public group art exhibition the weekend of May 5-6 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. The artwork displayed will be exclusively from tenant artists of 150 Bay Street, which represents a unique aspect of the Jersey City artist community, since artists work and live in the same space alongside residential neighbors. ART150 is devoted to supporting the continued growth of the arts in Jersey City, despite the loss of original historic structures that formed the basis of the Jersey City arts community.
The loft building at 150 Bay Street is now a landmark historic building, as it once was the headquarters and warehouse of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. It was renovated by the Gural family, who have made available to the ART150 artists an unoccupied second-floor suite where the exhibition will be held. For the past several months, the artists of ART150 have been renovating the suite to create the open exhibition space. Each artist will curate their own “gallery” to display art for sale, with a wide range of different media and styles available.