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Art in the Park Show & Concert



This year’s show is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019, (rain date is Sun., Oct. 13th) at Van Saun’s Lot 4- Area F, near the historic Washington Spring Garden and the Bergen County Zoological Park.
More than 100 adult visual Bergen County artists will be featured in the exhibition representing the wide scope of artistic diversity found within the county. This juried show includes six categories with cash prizes in each: Acrylics & Oils; Drawings/Prints/Pastels; Mixed Media; Photography (Traditional); Photography (Digital); Watercolors. The awards are: 1st Place, $150; 2nd Place, $125; 3rd Place, $100; Honorable Mention, $75 and Best in Show, $500. The winners' work will be featured in the Administration Building Lobby of One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack for the month of November.

This year’s concert will feature “Dean Shot  & the Solid Senders”.  Dean is one of the East Coast's premiere authentic blues artists.  He has played with and is repected by some of the greatest guitarists in the idiom.  His jump-blues band is sure to delight. The concert will take place from 12:30- 3:30 PM with breaks.
Hundreds of people annually enjoy this afternoon of art and music. In recent years the addition of the adjacent Van Saun County Park Dog Run has attracted a welcomed array of four-legged friends to be shown off as well. Van Saun County Park is a wheelchair accessible site.

FOR ARTISTS: Artists interested in exhibiting must be 17 years or older and be a Bergen County resident. To be placed on the annual registration mailing list, please contact the Division and leave your name and mailing address via email: or by phone: 201-336-7292.

For over 50 years, the County has hosted the Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert at Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., in Paramus. The art show and concert are free to the public, and made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact Us

Arts Section




History Section



Preservation Section



 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275