Riker Hill Art Park Gets a Renovation!
Essex County has completed the first phase of the renovation at the Art Park, with $1.2 million improvements made to the buildings, roadways, and drainage. This beautification project includes a facelift to all the building exteriors, a new community garden, and a lookout over the skyline of Manhattan. Come see for yourself at our Open Studios!
2021 Open Studios
Spring: June 3 and 4, 11am - 5pm
Fall: November 6 - 7, 11 am — 5 pm
*Open Studios are the first weekends of June and November every year, rain or shine.
18th Annual Open Studios
Artists and artisans at Riker Hill Art Park open their studios twice a year to adults and children to provide art lovers a chance to see work being created and buy artwork directly from the artists. Demonstrations and hands-on activities are sometimes offered in the studios, and visitors can expect to see a wide range of art from our sculptors, painters, photographer, jewelers, ceramicists, installation artists, fiber artists, glass blowers, weavers and more. Many of our artists exhibit nationally and internationally at museums, universities and other venues.
Riker Hill's Open Studios are free for visitors and open to adults and children. Maps are available in each of the buildings, or you can download one here.
The Open Studios Tour takes place the first weekend in both November and June and is part of Essex County's Arts Weekend, with art events taking place throughout the county.