Beginning September 12, 2020, ArtYard will reopen and we are excited to welcome you back with our Fall Exhibition, Shelter Is, as well as a variety of outdoor installations.

To make visits to our gallery as safe as possible, we are asking interested visitors to make a reservation to visit our gallery in advance. Reservation registration is now open! Book your free reservation via Eventbrite, here.

For more info on our visitor and staff policy in light of COVID-19, please see below.


Photograph: Thilde Jensen, Maria by her low radiation phone box, Texas, 2012.

Beginning September 12th, Shelter Is will be on view in our gallery, featuring Jumana Manna, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Heather Hart, Maria Gaspar, Lucia Thomé, Mariel Capanna, Erin Diebboll and Thilde Jensen. The works in this exhibition consider both the physical and psychological function of shelter, its construction, and its constant improvisational nature. They also explore questions of who is in need of sanctuary – the shelter seeker – and for what political, socioeconomic, or environmental reasons shelter is sought. Curated by Lucinda Warchol. This exhibition was initially set to open on May 2nd but was postponed due to COVID-19. After months of lockdown and shelter in place orders, we now feel that we are able to safely reopen and recognize that we are doing so during a moment when the notion of shelter is being collectively considered.


In addition to the exhibition Shelter Is, which will be on view in our gallery at 62A Trenton Ave in Frenchtown, this fall we are excited to present an array of outdoor installations across our campus. 

Artist residency (Backyard, entry via rail trail)
Beginning September 12th, site-specific Installation by Lucia Thomé in conjunction with the Shelter Is exhibition 

13 Front St. (East Wall on Kerr St.)
Coming soon, large banner installation based on paintings made by Newark based artist Jesse Wright, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

12 Bridge St. (Front yard)
Coming soon, poetry Installation by poets Aracelis Girmay and Jericho Brown


Beginning September 12th, our gallery will be open Friday-Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM. 

We are asking visitors to make a reservation to visit our gallery in advance to ensure a limited capacity in our gallery to accommodate social distancing. Reservation registration is now open! Book your free reservation via Eventbrite, here.

Interested visitors to our gallery can reserve a 30-minute window. No ticket or printed confirmation is necessary, we will simply ask you to check-in at the gallery desk upon arrival. 

Outdoor installations are available to view Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Reservations will not be required to visit our outdoor installations. We ask that you respect the tenants of the residencies by adhering to the listed visitor hours and posted signage. 

ArtYard asks that you exercise good judgment by refraining from visiting our galleries or campus should you feel sick or are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19, are awaiting test results, or have traveled from a hot spot area. Please cancel your reservation on Eventbrite if necessary. 

If you are coming from out of state, please ensure that you are in compliance with current New Jersey travel guidelines


Timed Tickets reserved in advance to ensure limited capacity in gallery
Reserve tickets in advance via Eventbrite. Reservation registration will open in the coming weeks. Admission is still free! Visitors can make a reservation for a 30-minute time slot. We ask that visitors please respect the time slot they select.

Masks required
ArtYard requires all staff and visitors ages 2+ to wear a mask at all times while inside the building. Small children must be accompanied by a parent or be in a stroller.

Social Distancing 
We ask visitors and staff to maintain a 6ft distance between anyone not in their household while at the ArtYard campus. Visitors are asked to follow the floor decals in our gallery. We have installed plexiglass above the gallery desk where check-ins and any transactions may take place.

Hand Cleanliness
We have installed a hand sanitizer dispenser at the entryway and exit of our gallery and encourage visitors to practice positive public hygiene.

Different visitor entrance and exits 
To minimize contact between visitors when entering and exiting our gallery, we will be using our main gallery door exclusively as an entrance, and the doorway in our gift shop as an exit.


Our staff takes public health very seriously. We will be practicing a number of measurements to ensure the safety of our community and ArtYard visitors. ArtYard staff will:

• Wear masks
• Practice social distancing
• Rotate staff sitting in the gallery
• Take temperature before sitting in the gallery
• Sanitize surfaces and clean gallery frequently
• Practice frequent hand sanitizing

We look forward to welcoming you back, safely & warmly!

62A Trenton Avenue

Frenchtown, New Jersey


Office: (908) 996-5018


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