The Newark Public Art Program creates works of art and design that manifest the spirit and pride of Newark in its public spaces. It aims to bring public art and design into each of Newark’s neighborhoods, cultivating civic and community pride, bringing unexpected visual pleasure to the urban landscape, engaging residents and other stakeholders, and connecting Newark’s young people to community-based artists. Download Newark Murals Progress Report 2009-13 (pdf)

Newark Riverfront Revival (NRR) aims to revive Newark’s riverfront to bring concrete benefits to the City of Newark and its residents. Since 2008, NRR has built support for Newark’s riverfront by taking hundreds of people on boat and walking tours, hosting outreach events, organizing design education programs for youth, and staging a City Hall exhibition. In 2012 and 2013, in partnership with the County of Essex and the Trust for Public Land, Newark’s first 16 acres of riverfront park opened to the public.