“Art on the Ave”: Taking Art to the Streets of Pompton Lakes

A group of Pompton Lakes area residents and students are turning Downtown Pompton Lakes into a colorful dreamscape in the largest collaborative art installation the Borough has ever had.


The Pompton Lakes Business Improvement District started an expanding art installation along Wanaque Avenue, accessible by foot and bike; they’re calling it the “Art on the Ave.”


The lawn sign style paintings were created by residents of the Pompton Lakes area along with students from the Pompton Lakes High School. The collection features 100+ acrylic paintings, and growing, all with a different style and special story to tell.


“It’s very hip. It’s very urban. It’s got a lot of bright colors. It has so much character because of the artists. They’re so artistic, but they all have their own style.”, said a member of the Pompton Lakes Business Improvement District.


The “Art on the Ave” Art Show was a nice way to end a very challenging school year.”, said Pompton Lakes High School Art Teacher John Turano.  “It helped to provide focus for both me and my students. Having the Art displayed throughout the community gave everyone involved a sense of pride.”


The murals will be on display through mid-June. This show would not be possible without the enthusiastic participants and support from members of the Pompton Lakes BID, who organized the show. 


Come out to beautiful Pompton Lakes to experience the colorful art exhibit.


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