The Smithville Art Walk is a curated biannual art show at the Historic Smithville & Village Greene. This year’s Spring show featured nearly 75 artists showcasing their work for attendees to browse for free on the village grounds from 10am-5pm. On either side of the Village Greene bridge you could find artists specializing in all kinds of mediums like canvas art, jewelry, comic books, coasters, dolls, apparel, and so much more!
Hosted by one of Smithville’s very own shops, The Underground, the Art Walk brought in tons of local talent as well as well-known favorites like Weird NJ, Living Dead Dolls, and drinks & snacks by Catfight Coffee and Jenn Cakes.
Many of the booths were tented but the weather so beautiful that it was nice to step into the sun to get a close-up look at the magnificent art pieces found all around Smithville. Eve’s Artistry was even live painting out in the walkway, offering take-home commissions as you watched her work on your request:
Whether you enjoy aesthetic, natural, or even geeky art, the Smithville Art Walk seemed to have a little bit of everything! You could be holding a cute Pokemon art print from Geek Boy Press in one hand and a gorgeous glass mosaic made by Fabulous Mosaics in the other! But one of my favorite artists from the show was Joshua Zaitz’s 3D Popsicart who creates framed 3D art and enamel pins using pop culture & geeky references:
It felt like a little piece of Comic Con had landed in Smithville! And speaking of comics, indie creator Pharos Creative Studios had their successfully Kickstarted book “The Convictor: Hunters Moon” which I picked up along with a holofoil sticker that was digitally designed by the artist.
So there certainly seemed to be something for everyone! And not only that, a few cosplayers of horror icon Jason Voorhees were walking around from South Jersey Jason too:
But you never know what you’ll find at the next Smithville Art Walk! Currently scheduled for September 2021, you can probably expect to find some of the aforementioned artists tabling again but it’s best to check it out for yourself to see what amazing art you can take home! So check their website for additional updates, and stay tuned for a quick video tour for even more from the Spring 2021 Art Walk: