Walk_Bye Nature Walk Art Challenge JCAST 2020

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Walk_Bye Nature Walk Art Challenge JCAST 2020

This challenge is designed as a way to embrace the healing power of nature and encourage the collaborative aspect of Walk_Bye.  Nature Walk is the theme, and an international open call to celebrate nature in and around urban areas focused on the collaborative aspect of people around the globe connecting to and documenting nature in whatever way they feel inspired.

Walk_Bye™, the Jersey City Parks Coalition, and the Office of Cultural Affairs invite you to make a collage, a drawing, a sculpture, a cut paper piece, a maquette, or a photograph: any media at all. The completed entry form below should be sent to us by September 4, 2020. Shortlisted entries will be printed on large vinyl posters and hung at parks in all six wards of Jersey City. No fee to enter.

The Open Call is to participate in Walk_Bye™ at the Jersey City Arts and Studio Tour. This year it will take place from October 1st through the 4th (article from last year: https://everythingjerseycity.com/jcast-2019-wrap-up/). The aim is to bring artists together from around the world to interpret nature. Approved submissions will be printed on large (approximately 2 x 3 feet) vinyl posters, and hung in one of the 28 parks part of the Jersey City Parks Coalition. Founded in 2005, the Jersey City Parks Coalition is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that assists in the development and maintenance of Jersey City’s parks and public spaces. The mission of the Jersey City Parks Coalition is to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.

Submission counts as permission to reproduce for usage by Walk_Bye and its partners. Posters will be auctioned off at $100 per poster to raise funds for the Jersey City Parks Coalition at some point after JCAST ends. Artists retain ownership of intellectual property. 

Please email JCPCART1@gmail.com with any queries.


Park Map & Locations will be available mid-September.

Things to Consider Before You Visit the JCPC @Walk_Bye Nature Walk

• Bring a face covering and wear it at all times

• If you are not feeling well, stay home! You can always follow the Instagram page!

• If you are at risk for complications of COVID-19 because of underlying health conditions or other risk factors, please consider foregoing this walk

• Observe social distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals, and 15 feet between groups

• Please expect that there will be no bathrooms