1. The local art scene
The New Jersey art scene may be overwhelmed by our proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, but part of the appeal of living in New Jersey is the vibrant local art culture — and it’s something you’ll miss when you leave.
From the young and urban art culture that has emerged in Asbury Park, to the more established artist communities of towns like New Hope and Lambertville, people in New Jersey are incredibly supportive of the arts.
For the past ten years, Art All Night in Trenton has offered the opportunity for local artists, from schoolchildren to well-renowned professionals, to showcase their work in an old Wire Works factory. Open for 24 hours straight, live music and food trucks make this a lively and social event.
When you leave New Jersey, you’ll miss this everyday appreciation of both emerging and established local artists.