Happy Thanksgiving from Perth Amboy Artworks! We wish you and your family a happy holiday. On this holiday of gratitude we are grateful for the sacrifices people are making to beat back the virus by sharing a holiday at home with small groups and virtual gatherings. We are thankful for everyone who risked so much to make possible the coming vaccine and have deep gratitude for the healthcare workers still on the frontlines as the virus surges across the country. We are thankful for you wearing a mask and social distancing to protect yourself and others. And we are thankful for neighbors helping neighbors in these hard times, when families are mourning the loss of loved ones and experiencing health and financial problems.
Perth Amboy! You have another chance to Rock the Vote! There is a vote by mail runoff election for Perth Amboy Mayor and City Council. Ballots are due by Dec 15th!
Perth Amboy voters passed a law that requires a candidate to get a majority of votes to win for municipal office, so a runoff election will occur. The Perth Amboy Runoff Election will be vote by mail, with ballots mailed out again like the general election. Ballots will be mailed out soon and will be due by Dec 15th.
Perth Amboy Artworks is 5 years old this November 2020. Thank you to everyone who helped make this venture a success!
Next Tuesday Dec 1, is Giving Tuesday. Help us celebrate our 5 year anniversary by sending us a donation to support local arts. During the pandemic, Perth Amboy Artworks has been offering virtual concerts. With your support, we can continue to hire artists to provide needed cultural programming for our City. We can help give artists jobs during the pandemic. The Arts help us get through the pandemic, so don’t forget to help the Arts! Please give your online donation now. Thank you! You can also mail us a check made out to Perth Amboy Artworks, and mail to 211 Front St, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861. Donations are tax deductible.
We are excited to announce that Michelle Moreland has joined the Perth Amboy Artworks Board of Trustees and will work on film festivals in Perth Amboy. She brings experience in producing film festivals having worked on helping produce the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park and Atlantic City and film festivals in South Amboy. Michelle is a graduate of Brookdale Community College and Perth Amboy High and is an Americorps Alumni.