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Vibrant, Powerful Artwork by Union County Youth on Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

Davin Soto, “Self Portrait,” Acrylic. J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy, Elizabeth.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artworks from the 2018 Union County Teen Arts Touring Exhibit, on display at the Freeholders Gallery from November 1, 2018 through January 3, 2019.

The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth. The exhibit is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

“The Teen Arts program provides the youth of Union County with a unique and powerful way to enrich our community,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “On behalf of the Freeholder Board, congratulations to the artists who are represented in the touring exhibit and thank you to all who participated in the 2018 Teen Arts Festival.”

The exhibit consists of 60 pieces of art selected from more than 700 visual artworks shown at the 2018 Union County Teen Arts Festival, held last March at Union County College in Cranford. The annual event is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Teen Arts Touring Exhibit is assembled each year after the Teen Arts Festival. It travels for approximately 10 months to sites around Union County.

So far this year the exhibit has visited locations in Springfield, Union, Linden, New Providence and Cranford.

The next stop after the Freeholders Gallery will be the Plainfield Public Library, where the exhibit will be on display from until February 28, 2019.

For more information about Teen Arts and other programs visit the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at, email the office at, or call 908-558-2550 (NJ Relay users dial 711).

For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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