Creative Bergen invites area residents to walk through art exhibits and performances in 16 municipalities during its first Arts Amble June 11 to 13.

The non-profit was formed in 2020 to encourage residents, restaurants and businesses to interact with and support the arts in Bergen County.

“My inspiration was the Meander Art Crawl in western Minnesota,” said organizer Mark Olson, now a retired computer professional living in Ridgefield Park. “They do a tour of studios featuring 40 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. We modeled what we’re doing on them, and they even helped us set up.”

The three-day event allows artists and performers to showcase their talent working with paint, photography, sculpture, woodwork, weaving, dance, music and theater.

“This is really more about the community than selling a lot of paintings,” said artist Rafael Guadalupe of Ridgefield Park’s Studio Leshay Rafael, one of the exhibitors. “It’s

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Silicone Wristbands: The Complete Guide | Wristband Creation

Silicone and rubber bracelets have risen in popularity, especially in the fashion industry. It provides a significant income stream for silicon companies and rubber jewelry manufacturers that have expanded into the world of consumer goods. 

Silicone rubber is a pretty versatile manufacturing material that is found in various products. Until it becomes very useful in fashion, its uses were usually confined to industrial purposes, and modern industry showed an increase in decorative silicone- or rubber-based accessories. 

Part of the charm of rubber or silicone wristbands, or also known as “gel bands,” is the item’s ease of customization. A relatively efficient and simple molding process can produce large quantities of bracelets, and a lot of companies allow people to order individualized colors, sizes, and messages to reflect personal needs. The efficient cost-to-price ratio and the potential for rubber bracelet design modifications combine to generate tons of niche markets for this kind … Read More

The site of Hauser & Wirth West Hollywood, which plans to open its doors in Fall 2022.

The site of Hauser & Wirth West Hollywood, which plans to open its doors in fall 2022. (Elon Schoenholz Photography / Hauser & Wirth)

Rumors have been swirling that Hauser & Wirth is leaving its downtown L.A. Arts District location for a new West Hollywood space.

The contemporary art gallery said Tuesday that it’s not leaving its East 3rd Street location. It is, however, expanding, opening a second Southern California location in West Hollywood.

The gallery is leasing a former vintage car showroom at 8980 Santa Monica Blvd., a few blocks west of San Vicente Boulevard. The property will house 5,000 square feet of public exhibition space, about a quarter of Hauser & Wirth’s downtown exhibition space. The WeHo site will feature indoor and sidewalk seating for a restaurant whose chef has not yet been finalized. The gallery aims to open in fall 2022.

“Since the beginning, we always

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Gallery, Art Show, Photography

Arts Visalia is featuring the works of Kalee Appleton and Brita d’Agostino through the month of July. Kalee Appleton’s work blurs the lines between drawing, sculpture, and photography to create alluring new forms and shapes that merge both 2D and 3D elements. Also on display are the exquisite collage and installation works of Brita d’Agostino. These collages create a trick of the eye that give them an appearance of a 3D form. The exhibitions are on display from June 30th through July 30th, 2021.
Arts Visalia is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from Noon-5:30 p.m. Drop by or schedule an appointment by calling 559-739-0905 or emailing [email protected] We have created Virtual Gallery Tours that are available at, so enjoy the show virtually or in person.

Arts Visalia’s

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