Our Westfield neighbors claim Charles Addams (from “The Addams Family” fame) as its native son. But Cranford houses its own set of very talented artists albeit maybe not as famous as Mr. Addams. The City invites artists of all ages to participate in the Cranford Community Paint Out 2021. All you need is a bit of imagination and a willingness to showcase your work.
What: Cranford Community Paint Out 2021
Where: Fire Me Up Studio (117 N Union Ave) and Various Locations Around Cranford
When: September 18th (rain date of the 19th)
Cranford Community Paint Out 2021
Artistry knows no age limit. For the Paint Out, though, children will be split up into two age groups (ages six to 11 and ages 12 to 17). The younger kids receive guidance from the staff at Fire Me Up Studios in painting a Cranford landmark of the child’s choosing. The older kids, on the other hand, get to choose whatever inspires them most around the Cranford community as their focus. They have between 1 pm and 3 pm to create their individual masterpieces.
Adults paint plein air (outdoors). Organizers chose seven different locations they felt picturesque enough for our artists to capture. These locations include:
- Crane-Phillips House
- Droescher Mill
- Dryer Farms
- Eastman Clock
- The gazebo at Union and Phillips
- Hansen Park
- Nomahegan Park
If none of these particular locations inspire you, consider using the “artist’s choice” option. You choose a location where you want to paint. Just let the organizers know where that will be on the day of the event. Painting takes place between 10 am and 4 pm.
How to Register
To register your child into the Cranford Community Paint Out, visit Fire Me Up Studio’s online calendar here. Go to September 18th and pick the link for your child’s age group. It costs $16 per child to participate. The registration fee includes artist supplies as well as a cute little apron to protect their clothes. Adults may register online here for just $15 per person. Each adult registration includes an artist’s tote while supplies last.
FEATURED WESTFIELD AREA LISTING