Calling All Artists!


If you are a musician, singer, writer, artist or simply interested in promoting The Arts in Ewing Township, we invite you to join us at a special collaborative meeting between the Ewing Green Team, Ewing Arts Commission, and local art organization Art Has No Boundaries on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019. The groups have issued a special invitation to the public to please join in the conversation on how to advance the arts in Ewing.

The evening’s agenda will include:

  • the on-going search for Ewing artists to sign up for our Artists Directory and soliciting input on how we can reach more artists;
  • Community Fest at The College of New Jersey on September 21, 2019;
  • interest in an Arts Festival for Ewing; and
  • suggestions for other innovative ideas that could help encourage the arts in Ewing.

The meeting will be held at the Ewing Community and Senior Center at 999 Lower Ferry Road, in the large Community Room. It will begin at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.

Event Summary

Date: Tuesday, June 4th
Time: 7pm
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Autumn Family Fun at the Trunk or Treat/Scarecrow Contest

Mayor Bert Steinmann and the Ewing Green Team invite you to demonstrate your recycling smarts and creative skills this fall to win ca$h!   Make a one-of-a-kind scarecrow and enter the Ewing Green Team’s 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest this October.

Event Details

The contest is open to all Ewing individuals, school groups, families, youth groups, service clubs and business groups. Winners will be judged on originality, artistry and the creative use of recycled materials. All scarecrows must be constructed of at least 80% recycled, reclaimed, and/or reused materials.  Materials like glue, nails, string, or other means of attaching items will count toward the allowable 20% new materials.

Scarecrows must be named to help describe/identify the creative theme and must also be 4-5 feet tall (without stake) and 2-4 feet wide.  Ewing Township will provide frames for the first 15 registrants who request one available at the Ewing Senior and Community Center (ESCC), 999 Lower Ferry Road.  Contest registrants should stop in at the main office to request a frame and ESCC staff will help you load the frame into your vehicle.

There will be Prizes!

Cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Judging will be done by members of the Ewing Town Council, as well as Arts Commission members and local art educators.

Pre-Registration Required

Pre-Registration is required.   For registration and details check out the Green Team’s contest page.  You may also register using your Community Pass account (link available from the Community Affairs Department pages on this website).  You may also print out the registration form, fill it out and mail it to the Green Team.

Ewing Green Team
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

The deadline for registration is the end of day, Monday, October 23, 2017.

Scarecrow Drop Off and Pick Up

Scarecrows must be delivered to ESCC by Friday, October 27th at 4:00 pm.    We request that Scarecrows made for the contest to remain on display until after Halloween, Wednesday, November 1st for the community to enjoy.  Any Scarecrows remaining after November 3rd will be dismantled and materials recycled. Call Green Team member Lisa Feldman with any questions: 609 620-0722.

Scarecrow Winners!

Join us on Saturday, October 28th (rain date Sunday, Oct 29th) at the ESCC beginning at 2 pm for pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids.  Contest winners will be announced at 4:00 pm following Trunk or Treat.   So, please join us for hot apple cider and refreshments as we gather together to see who can make recycling into art whiling have fun and celebrating the fall season.

Event Summary

Scarecrow Event: Saturday, Oct 28th (Rain date Sunday, Oct 29th)
Location: ESCC, 999 Lower Ferry Road
Time: 2 pm (pumpkin painting) 4 pm (Scarecrow Contest Winners announced)
Winners Announced: 4 pm
Pre-registration Required

Save the Date – What Can Be Done To Make Ewing a Better Home for the Arts?

This past August the EGT collaborated with the Arts Council to hold a very successful public meeting where we advanced a two-fold agenda, discussing how to advance a dynamic arts community in Ewing and soliciting input to help us complete our survey defining Ewing’s art assets.

We invite all interested artists and art lovers to attend our follow up meeting as we continue our discussion on “What can be done to make Ewing a Better Home for the Arts?”

Date: Thursday, October 13th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing in the Community Room

We hope to see you there

Save the Date! – Join Ewing’s Green Team and Arts Commission for a Discussion about the Future of the Arts in Ewing

What Role would you like to see the Arts Play in Ewing?  Would you like to see Ewing become an Arts Destination?

Join the EGT and the Ewing Arts Commission for an open discussion about the future of the arts in our town.  When: Thursday, August 25th from 7:00-8:30 PM, at the Ewing Community Center [ESCC], 999 Lower Ferry Road.

It’s no secret that music, theatre and the arts bring people together. There is a correlation between a strong arts participation and presence, and prosperity in a community, economically, socially and individually. Art attracts visitors which helps the local economy, people want vibrant communities that offer lifestyles of culture and recreation which attracts more residents, and the more residents brings new businesses and that brings in new investment into the community. This cycle creates growth and stability and a more sustainable heathy lifestyle for everyone.

Even before our recently published arts survey we knew that Ewing had many talented artists in a variety of fields and had venues such as the 1867 Sanctuary for musicians to perform, but can anyone say that Ewing is recognized for its Creative Assets? What are Ewing’s Creative Assets?  What sets Ewing apart from Lawrence or Trenton culturally or artistically? What do you think about an Annual Arts Festival?

Arts and culture strategies help reveal and enhance the unique identity and character of a community.  What special people, places or activities make the Ewing community distinct?  What cultural challenges does our community face? What associations/organizations/networks are regarded as most important for defining the value of our community; what are the most successful in linking people together?

This should be a public discussion with everyone who has interest in making Ewing the best place to live, work and play to participate in how to promote the arts in our town.  So, please join in for a discussion about the Arts in Ewing.

“The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us up.” –Former Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

Date: Thursday, August 25th
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center [ESCC], 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing.
Cost:  Free and open to the public

Light Refreshments Will Be Served