Arts Committee displays local works in empty storefronts

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PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS The group placed local artwork on the windows at Axiomatic on Arnold Avenue.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Point Beach Arts Committee has been working hard to bring life back to some abandoned storefronts throughout the borough’s downtown, by upgrading worn-out entryways with work from local artists. 

The arts committee matched funding with the Fisher Family Fund to bring the project to reality, and according to organizer Kim Allen, the project has been a success thus far. 

“We just wanted to make the storefronts look better if they were vacant,” said Ms. Allen. “We came up with the concept to use local artists and artists who entered our previous contests.”

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Work from previous Juried Art Show winners can be seen displayed in front of a few buildings downtown. Ms. Allen said the group hopes to find more spaces to transform. 

“We’ve gotten great feedback from both those store owners,” said Ms. Allen. “It helped clean up their space so much that they were actually getting more inquiries.”

The displayed work also advertises the renter or agency in hopes to speed up the process of renting the space for owners. 

Ms. Allen asks any businesses or owners who would be interested to contact the arts committee for further details. Contact information can be found at pointbeacharts.com.

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