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Hashtag Your Culture Crawl Experience

We want YOU to share your Culture Crawl experience on Friday, October 4th with us!

Take pictures throughout the night of your favorite moments  – the greatest acts, most interesting artwork, funniest play, and most inspiring events…all from your unique viewpoint. Then share your pics on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #CultureCrawl2013. After the event, we’ll collect the hashtagged pics and make an online photo book of them!


New Culture Crawl video launches

We’re pleased to release this new video about Culture Crawl in Rahway, NJ. The video was produced by event producer Celeste Santana and cinematographer Christian Nin. Filmed immediately after Culture Crawl 2012, the video captures the energy of the event and the growing Rahway Arts District.

Spotlight Artist: J.D. McGuire

In early August, artist J.D. McGuire transformed Arts Guild New Jersey’s three-dimensional “ART” sculpture with a bold, colorful mural. J.D. received his M.F.A. in Sculpture at Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is a professor at several NJ colleges, and an instructor at Arts Guild New Jersey.

Look for J.D.’s art on CULTURE CRAWL 2013 promotional materials around town.

“Any city can benefit from the installation of Public Art. It becomes a destination or attraction by itself, but it can also direct people to other nearby locations to take advantage of more things that the city has to offer.

The Art Sculpture at Arts Guild New Jersey has gone through a great transformation, thanks to the talents of J.D. McGuire who has been an Arts Guild art instructor for the past few years and relocated to Rahway just a few months ago. He has definitely taken the ART sculptural piece up several notches as a very wonderful work of Art that sings out to visitors and passersby and leaves no question about what they might expect to find at Arts Guild NJ. I think it’s a very welcome addition to the growing Rahway Arts District.”

– Larry Cappiello, Executive Director, Arts Guild New Jersey

Participants announced for Culture Crawl 2013

Death by Improv – Improv Skits
StrangeDog Theatre Co. – Theater Skits
Rahway Dance Theater – Performance
American Repertory Ballet – Performance
SoulJerz Dance Crew – Performance
RSI Bank – Performance

Oktopus –  Live Music
Demer, Rain and friends – Live Painting
J.D. McGuire – Visual Art
Strolling Musicians

1591 Gallery – Art Exhibit
Arts Guild NJ – Art Exhibit
Hamilton Stage – Art Exhibit
Hamilton Street pathway – Art Installation
Pet Essentials – Pica Portraits (Pet Portrait artist exhibition)

Diesel Training Grounds – Open House
Edward Jones – Crafter/Open House
Studio 210 – Open Studio
Smoker’s Den & Cigar Lounge – Special Cigar Menu

YMCA – Build Challenge location

Wicked Flame – Special Promotion
The Rail House – Live Music
Taria Reed – Karaoke/Jewelry Sale

Cake Therapy
D&R’s Gourmet Deli
Flynn’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse
Kim’s InTheMix
Little Portugal BBQ & Restaurant
Rahway Fried Chicken
The Waiting Room


*Check back regularly for Participant updates and additions


River Theme Announced for Culture Crawl 2013

Among other soon-to-be announced news for Culture Crawl 2013, this year’s event will feature a theme.

The theme for Culture Crawl 2013 is The River.  The River has a strong presence in Rahway. The Rahway River and its branches run through many neighborhoods in the town. Our park system is built around the rivers and lakes. The River symbolizes life, nature, beauty, and recreation, but can also represent tremendous power, danger, and destruction (as we experienced during the devastating storms of Irene and Sandy).  River pollution, sustainability, land use and water resources are critical global issues. The River impacts our daily lives and our stewardship will influence the lives of generations to come.

The theme provides inspiration for the creation of new work, performances and music capturing the movement, mood, and presence of the ever-changing River.