Bound Brook Receives $3,500 Grant For 2019 RiverFest Art & Music Fair

Bound Brook Receives $3,500 Grant For 2019 RiverFest Art & Music Fair

Audiences who enjoyed the lively Arts Stage Entertainment at last year's Bound Brook RiverFest Art & Music Fair will have even more to like in 2019.

Thanks to a $3,500 grant from Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission's State/County Partnership Local Arts Program, Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee will expand and further diversify the Arts Stage lineup.

The grant is made possible by funds from Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

"We had a very positive response to Arts Stage last year," says Cultural Arts Committee chair Anna Shaffner. "This grant allows us to include more performers and new art activities that engage the audience."

2019 RiverFest Art & Music Fair is set for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, and will be presented by Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership and StreetFairs.org in cooperation with the Borough of Bound Brook. The day-long event draws several thousand visitors to downtown Bound Brook.

In addition to street vendors and live entertainment, Main Street is lined with restaurants serving a potpourri of cuisines from Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Italy and China plus pizza, bagels, seafood, pub fare and more.

"We are always happy when we can feature the arts at a community festival," says Bound Brook council president Abel Gomez, who serves on the Cultural Arts Committee as council liaison. "This Cultural & Heritage Commission grant helps us spotlight even more of our local talent."

Artists and vendors interested in exhibiting at 2019 RiverFest can download the application form at www.downtownboundbrook.com/events-calendar.

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