On this National Day of Service in which we celebrate the extraordinary legacy of a man who fought relentlessly for justice, inclusion, and fairness for all; we, Perth Amboy Artworks condemn the self-serving actions, lies, racism, misogyny and divisiveness that culminated in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. As we consider the events of that day within the context of the past four years, we decry the public rise of white supremacy and any politics that derive their support from contorting facts and the law, and from denigrating communities of color, women, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community.
More broadly, we denounce both systemic and overt racism that makes marginalized peoples more vulnerable to disease, poverty, police abuse, and overall injustice.
As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, we, Perth Amboy Artworks, vow to continue to serve the diverse Perth Amboy community through the arts to stimulate growth and development; and, through these very efforts, promote the kind of social healing and outlook that may make Perth Amboy an evermore just and inclusive city where all people– regardless of who they are, how they look, where they come from, or who they love–thrive.
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.
Read all about it here.
Perth Amboy Artworks is 5 years old November 2020. Thank you to everyone who helped make this venture a success!
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.
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.