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Johnson Public Library Welcomes the Arts Amble


Free Admission to all Events

June 10 - 11, 2022 at the Library

274 Main Street, Hackensack

About the Arts Amble

The Arts Amble is a three-day
countywide art crawl providing artists
and performers the opportunity to
showcase their work in their studios, or at collective venues.

About the Library Events

Friday June 10, 5:30-7 pm. 
Meet artist Joe LaMattina at his gallery opening

Saturday June 11
10 am-12 pm: Rock Painting Art Project
1-4 pm Craft Sale
3-4 pm Silent Auction

PLUS make sure to see:

Student artwork from Hackensack Schools in the Children's room.

Squeegee paintings created by local teenagers in the Teen section.

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Featured Artist Joe LaMattina

Meet artist Joe LaMattina  on Friday evening June 10 from 5:30 to 7:00. No registration is necessary and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be available. 

His featured exhibit,  Squiggles, Globules, and other Urban Marks will be on view from early May through June.  In this series the artist explores more spontaneous mark-making with an emphasis on (but not limited to) abstraction. Movement, texture, and vibrancy are all paramount in these selections.

From December, 1975 through June, 2010, Joe LaMattina was employed as an art instructor with the Hackensack Public School System. Since retirement, he has decided to continue his journey with a shift, which allows him more time to focus on integrating his studio time, gallery shows and private teaching.

Visit His Website

Arts Amble Exhibitors and Silent Auction

The art will be displayed in the Library quiet study room by local artists who have agreed to participate in a silent auction from 3 - 4 pm on Saturday afternoon. Bidding sheets will explain the process, and proceeds will be shared with the Friends of the Library. 

Click the button to see the artists and samples of their work.

Arts Amble Exhibitors

Craft Show Exhibitors

The craft show will feature local artisans who will display their work on the Library lawn (or indoors in the Library auditorium in the event of bad weather).

Click the button to see the craft show exhibitors and samples of their work.


Craft Show Exhibitors

Rock Painting Street Art Project


Each participant may choose a rock from the ones in front of the library on Main Street. We will have paint and brushes out, maybe even glitter, so participants can decorate their rocks. They will then get sprayed with a sealant to protect them from the weather before they get put back into the rock garden for all to enjoy.


Student Artwork from Hackensack Schools

Artwork created by students from Hackensack’s elementary and middle schools will be on display in the Children’s room Friday and Saturday

Teen Squeegee Paintings

Stop by the Teen section Friday and Saturday to view beautiful pieces created by local teenagers during a recent Teen Tuesday event

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Johnson Public Library, a 501(c)(3) organization, and all net proceeds will benefit the Johnson Public Library. You can join the Friends or subscribe to our mailing list here: JOIN THE FRIENDS

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