Pop-Up Gallery at Cast Iron Lofts to Display Works of Jersey City Mural Artists During 26th Annual JCAST Event on October 8th

jcast“Outside/In” Exhibit Will Be Held In 15,000 Sq.-Ft. Studio Space Located at 300 Coles Street in 17th Street Retail Entry

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A collection of works from the most prominent artists in Jersey City’s Mural Arts Program will come together all in one place when the “Outside/In” exhibit opens at Cast Iron Lofts II on October 8th as part of the 26th Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour (JCAST), the largest annual cultural event in the Hudson County City.

More than 85 murals, installations and visual artwork will be on public display at the group showing which will take place from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a 15,000 square-foot pop-up gallery located at 300 Coles Street in the 17th Street retail entry.    Among the acclaimed artists showcased at “Outside/In” will be Distort, Emilio Florentine, Hell Bent, John T. Ruddy, Pawn and many others.  A full list of artists can be found at https://www.facebook.com/CastIronLofts.

JCAST 2016 is a city-wide three-day event where attendees can visit open studios, galleries, public spaces and mixed-use venues to view the talents of Jersey City’s diverse and burgeoning artistic community. All works on display will be available for purchase.

In addition to being featured in this weekend’s JCAST, the mural arts gallery is expected to be open to the public on Saturdays throughout October.

Launched in 2013 by Mayor Steven Fulop to beatify neighborhoods and foster arts and cultural awareness, the Mural Arts Program has quickly grown in prominence and notoriety, attracting named artists – such as Shepard Fairey, Savage Habbit and Pixel Pancho – and placing the Jersey City as a top U.S. urban area for renowned public graffiti and street art.  More than 50 public murals created by 35 different street artists are on display in the Mural Arts Program turning Jersey City streetscapes into an outdoor art gallery.

cil-ii-exteriorCast Iron Lofts II is part of the Cast Iron Collection, the new residential offering to be introduced in Jersey City’s burgeoning SoHo West neighborhood, a vibrant live/play community that will ultimately include 2,500 apartment homes in multiple buildings and street-level retail space.  The Cast Iron Collection has been developed by locally-based Manhattan Building Company, which is spearheading the creation of SoHo West and sponsoring the Outside/In exhibit.

For additional information on JCAST, please visit http://www.thejcast.com.  To learn more about Cast Iron Collection and the “Outside/In” exhibit, please visit www.castironlofts.com.

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