53 MAIN ST, DOWNTOWN TOMS RIVER , NJ

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TRAC AT THE OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY - TOMS RIVER

TRAC WILL BE HANGING HERE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

TRAC WILL BE HANGING AT THE OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY - TOMS RIVER FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. OPENING RECEPTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. STOP BY AND SEE OUR TALENTED ARTISTS! 

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TRAC AT THE GRUNIN CENTER AT OCC

OCTOBER 1ST- 31ST 2019

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ATTENTION ALL TRACsters!!
If you are interested in participating in the TRAC exhibit at the Grunin Center at Ocean County College, please read the following:
1) WHAT: TRAC@OCC for the month of October 2019.
2) WHAT TO DO: Please email me, Frank Parisi, at FParisi753@gmail.com with information about the art you will display. Every member is limited to THREE pieces, any size, any medium, but nothing free-standing unless you have your own pedestal. If it is to be hung, make certain it is wired. Frames with sawtooth hangers will not be hung. E-mail me: Your name, the Title of the work, the medium (oil, etc.), and the cost you are selling it for. If it is not for sale, please indicate NFS, but give me a value for insurance purposes. I must have this info by MIDNIGHT, SEPTEMBER 22nd OR YOUR WORK WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE EXHIBIT!
3 )DROP OFF: Your work can be dropped at the TRAC Gallery at 53 Main anytime during the week of September 23rd (put it on or under the table, covered, please), or you can bring it to the Grunin Center at OCC on Monday September 30th at 10 am. If you leave it at the TRAC Gallery, please let me know. Drop off at OCC on the 30th is preferred. At group of TRACsters will be hanging the exhibition on September 30th starting at 10 am.
4) RECEPTION: We can have a reception to introduce the show to the public. The best time will be Friday, October 11th, between 6 and 7:30, because there will be a sold-out show at the Grunin Center starting at 8 PM--so this will be a great opportunity to promote, maybe sell, your art, and meet prospective clients. WE must provide refreshments if we wish; the college does not provide anything. We can discuss at the September meeting.
5) PICKUP: Wednesday, October 30th, between 10 am and 2 pm. Any work not picked up will be returned to the TRAC Gallery at 53 Main.
6) ADDITIONAL INFO: There is no commission paid to OCC on any work sold at the exhibit. All applicable taxes are the seller's responsibility.
QUESTIONS? Please contact me by email at FParisi753@gmail.com


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2019 SUMMER ARTS FEST COMES TO A CLOSE

THANK YOU

We have so many people to thank!  Thank you to all of the board members that worked so hard to make this a fun and excited event!  Thank to our families that had to listen to us for months about how to pull this off.  To the Grunin Foundation for the generous gift of the prize money, The Bid for all of their help, Angelina and her wonderful crew from Broadway on Main, Jimmy, from The Clubhouse of Toms River, for being our MC, DJ and provided 3 wonderful acoustic bands.  The County of Ocean for allowing us to hold our event  on the lawn at the Ocean County Parking Garage. To all of the businesses and other Artist Communities for sharing all of our advertising posts and hanging of our flyers. John at Blended Prints for printing our shirts on the fly!!!  To our judge Fernando Deoliveira, we can not thank you enough.  To all the 30+ artists that came out and showed their amazing talents and the 3 great food trucks that kept us all fed!  

To NO KID HUNGRY - Chef Toni and Sharon did a great job with over 30 dozen homemade baked goods. Thank you for choosing TRAC to help support this great cause! 


It was a learning curve for TRAC

This year, with a brand new Board of Directors and a new location made it  a bit challenging for us.  BUT as always we made it happen.  Lots of smiling faces, lots of art sold and new friends made.  We could not have asked for a better event! We can't wait until next year!

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TRAC HELPS NO KIDS HUNGRY

CHEF TONI

 Meet Chef Toni! Feeding those in need in Ocean County! She ll be selling her delicious baked goods on Saturday at our TRAC Summer Arts Fest in support of the NO KID HUNGRY project.

The No Kids hungry bake sale is a program anyone can sign up for. Chef Toni always wanted to get involved but never had time, until one day she decided to just go for it!  Anything she could do was better than nothing.  Chef Toni has also been feeding the homeless for about 3 years.  Her first event was at Tent City and it was a big success!  After Tent City was abolished Chef Toni and her Sous Chef  made food, collect clothes and distribute where needed.  Last year she got involved with Code Blue (the winter coat warming centers of Ocean County. Chef Toni feeds the homeless 2x a month.  She also volunteers for JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River and Simons Soup Kitchen in Seaside Heights.  She teamed up with Sharon Quilter (baker) for No Kid Hungry because like Chef Toni, Sharon has a heart of gold.  Come down on Saturday to meet these amazing women and try their food and goodies!  All proceeds go to NO KID HUNGRY.  TRAC is honored and humbled to be working with these great women.  Stay tuned for more combined events with TRAC and NO KID HUNGRY!!


92.7 WOBM - THE SHAWN MICHAELS SHOW- HERE WE GO FOLKS! 1 MIN!

THIS FRIDAY 8/16 AT 9:00am CHEF TONI WILL BE ON THE SHAWN MICHAELS SHOW TALKING ABOUT NO KID HUNGRY PROJECT. SHE WILL ALSO BE TALKING ABOUT THEIR BAKE SALE AT THE SUMMER ARTS FEST.  COME SUPPORT THIS AMAZING ORGANIZATION!

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Who We Are and What We Do

TRAC Gallery

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Our gallery is open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm.  

This is FREE to come and look at.

All Art is available for purchase 

Let us host a paint party for you!

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You don't have to know how to paint to walk out with a super cool painting.  Our artist will walk through from start to finish!

Life Drawing at TRAC Gallery

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Every Sunday from 6-8pm

$10.00 per person

Live models

BYOB

Learn, laugh, enjoy

Current Promotions

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US Military and First Responders, we appreciate and are very grateful for all you do.  Please let us know about your service and receive 10% off any Gallery purchase.

SUMMER ARTS FEST - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

11:00 - 11:30 - DJ JIMMY FROM THE CLUBHOUSE OF TOMS RIVER WELCOMES GUESTS


11:30-12:15 - JOSH WERNER - ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE


12:15 - 12:30 - DJ JIMMY


12:30 - 12:45 - LIVE DANCERS BY BROADWAY ON MAIN

A. YAME - BELLY DANCER

B. BELLA, LEAH & JOEY - TRIO

C. CAMILLA - SOLO DANCE

D. BELLA & LEAH  - DUET


12:45 - 1:00 - DJ JIMMY


1:00 - 1:45 - KEITH PETERS - ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE


1:45 - 2:00 - DJ JIMMY


2:00 - 2:30 -  LIVE DANCERS BY BROADWAY ON MAIN

A. LEAH  - SOLO DANCE

B. BELLA  - SOLO DANCE

C. JOEY - SOLO DANCE

D. ALAN WATTS - GROUP DANCE

E. INDY - SOLO DANCE

F.  INDY SISTER - GROUP DANCE


2:30 - 3:15 - CAVEART - ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE


3:15 - 3:30 -  LIVE DANCERS BY BROADWAY ON MAIN

A.  GIORY - SOLO DANCE

B.  MEL - SOLO DANCE

C. JOEY & ELIZA - DUET

D. SISTER DUET

E.  JOEYS GROUP DANCE

F.  ELIZA - FLAMENCO


3:30 - 4:00 - DJ JIMMY


4:00 WINNERS OF THE JURIED ART SHOW ANNOUNCED


4:45 - TRAC'S CLOSING STATEMENT.

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN SOMETHING FUN WILL POP UP!
EACH TENT JUST  MIGHT FUN EVENTS

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN SOMETHING FUN WILL POP UP! EACH TENT JUST MIGHT FUN EVENTS

About Us

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Our Mission

The mission of the group is two fold. First, to strengthen the artist  community by creating an affordable, active and vibrant environment,  where local artists can work, teach, and exhibit their art- thus  enriching the culture and the arts in our local community. Second, by  enriching the local community, we hope to serve as part of the catalyst  for revitalization in Downtown Toms River.



Membership Info

Our membership is only $30.00 a year!  The cost to hang art after you are a member is $5.00 per piece or $15.00 per piece for non-members.  

We host monthly membership meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month. This is when we hand in new art for the month, we have guest speakers, they speak about anything to do with art, we critique each others art and help each other with ideas and recommendations and share art events happening in the area.

BECOME A MEMBER

Join our TRAC Family now.  Monthly Gallery openings, fun field trips, learn from other artists, discounted rates on events and lots more

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TRAC HOSTS TOMS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH

OUR ANNUAL JURIED  ART COMPETITION FOR THE ARTISTS AT HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH.  CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS AND ALL THE ARTISTS THAT PARTICIPATED.

We Give Back

As a 501(c)(3) Organization we know how hard it is to raise funds. So as a Community we give back when we can

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This basket was donated by TRAC to a local dance academy fund raiser.  We had 12 of our Artists donate 1 piece of art each.  This basket was raffled off for $5.00 a ticket.  There was 489 tickets in the bucket by the time the winner was pulled.  Our basket raised $2445.00 for the kids in this dance academy! TRAC believes in giving back.

Get Involved

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It not only takes many hands, hearts and minds to make an organization like this work. It also takes money.  We are a 501(c)(3) Corporation.  We rely solely on membership dues, fundraisers and the generosity of our community to keep our Gallery open for all to enjoy.

Thank You

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To our Board of Directors, BID, The Township of Toms River, public groups, sponsors, family, friends, supporters and of course all our Artists.  Thank you, with out all of your help TRAC could not do this.

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Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.

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Contact Us

Toms River Artist Community (TRAC)

53 Main St, Toms River, New Jersey 08753, United States

Tomsriverartistcommunity732@gmail.com

Hours

Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Or  By Appointment text 732-216-8291

Our Partners

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