Opening: April 28th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm  (Free event)
Exhibition dates: April 28th – July 29th, 2018


The Memory Palace: Frenchtown at 150ish. This exhibition features a dreamlike scale model of the town.  Designed by artists Elsa Mora and Ulla Warchol, accompanied by Skye Van Saun’s poems on the inner life of every structure from the bridge across the Delaware River to the gas station at the end of town. This exhibition also includes a series of portraits of local fixtures by artist Joe Ciardiello, the Unearthed Library, a publically sourced taxonomy of objects found in, near, or around the Delaware River, and more.

Saturday, May 5th – 7:00 pm (Free event)

Please join us for an evening filled with poetry and songs in the first weekend of May. We are thrilled to host our second poetry & music event at Artyard, this time with distinguished guest Gabrielle Calvocoressi. The event includes additional readings by our own Frenchtown poet Warren Cooper and music by the fantastic Kira Willey & The River Valley Choir. Curated by Stephanie Smith.

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Tuesday, May 10th –  7:00 pm (Free event)

In this second annual event, the memoir writers of Juncture Workshops will channel the favorite places (and memories) of eight Frenchtown residents. Join us for a free reading among the artifacts of The Memory Palace. More on Juncture:

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Friday – Sunday 18th – 20th

We have organized a Film Noir Fest for you. On May 18th, 19th, and 20th, we will be hosting beautiful Film Noir screenings all weekend long. There will also be an exhibit of Noir books, magazines, movie posters and original paintings in the gallery space concurrent with the festival. A special guest will join us as well, Hollywood screenwriter & former President of the Writer’s Guild of America, Howard Rodman.

1. May 18th, 7:30 PM –  Screening of IN A LONELY PLACE

2. May 19th, 3:00 PM –  Screening of DETOUR & Literary Noir at 4:30 PM. Following this screening, a conversation with Howard Rodman, Hollywood screenwriter & former President of the Writer’s Guild of America

3. May 19th, 7:30 PM –  Screening of FALLEN ANGELS episodes. Followed by a conversation with Howard Rodman, Hollywood screenwriter & former President of the Writer’s Guild of America

4. May 20th, 3:00 PM –  Screening of OUT OF THE PAST

5. May 20th, 7:30 PM –  Screening of LE SAMOURAI

May 17th – 24th – 31st & June 7th – 14th
With John Smith

7:00 – 9:00 PM  (Free event)

Finding a Poetic Voice
“Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing” ~ James Tate
Are you a firefighter, baker, bridge builder or student with poetic leanings? Do you have a poem or a notebook full of poems that you have been working on for a while but need some feedback and constructive criticism to help you improve or finish them? Come join ArtYard’s poetry workshop collective. The published poet and facilitator, John Smith, has over 20 years experience running poetry workshops. If you are interested, we welcome poetry-curious, emerging and established poets 16+ years of age to meet at the ArtYard Residency in Frenchtown, New Jersey. The group will meet every Thursday from 7- 9 pm for a five-week trial run, May 17th through June 14th. Space is limited so register soon! Together, we can make our poems better.


Second Annual Self-Guided Tour of Hunterdon Artist’s Studios
May 5th & 6th – 10:00 pm to 6:00 pm  (Free event)

ArtYard’s gallery will be open to the public during the tour. The Memory Palace will be on display.

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A kickoff celebration will take place on Friday, May 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton. THAT’s artists will be featured in a special exhibition, and artwork will be offered for sale at the event. Come and meet the artists, see their work and use the exhibition, along with the elegant and comprehensive printed map, to develop your own self-guided tour.

Artists’ studios and group exhibitions at multiple locations will be open to the public on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from 10 AM to 6 PM. for more details about the THAT tour, you can visit the website:

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