Art in the Street

Woodbury's "Art in the Street" is a free, outdoor art program for kids ages 7 to 12 years old, with artist Doris Nogueira-Rogers. Each week will explore a different art technique and will include drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, paper mache, sculpture, and batik. All supplies are provided. No registration is required.

Funding is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Division of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, from a grant to the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and by the Woodbury Municipal Alliance and the City of Woodbury.

Many years ago, Narcissa had an idea for a children's art program - one where they could experiment with art in a fun and relaxed environment. She always said, "there is no right way or wrong way to make art". And she knew there were very limited opportunities for kids to experience art this way. So, with the help of the City of Woodbury and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission, "Art in the Street" was born - a free art program for kids, that traveled to different neighborhoods throughout the City, for seven weeks every summer. Dozens of kids came every day, from Woodbury and throughout Gloucester County.

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of "Art in the Street", Narcissa and her woodworking friend Hart Puitz, created a wooden carousel with animals, and set it in Stewart Lake Park, where the children added their creative touches.

Sadly, 2009 was Narcissa's final "Art in the Street". But she left behind hundreds of children who she touched over the years, who spent some of their summer mornings working with her, discovering a passion for art and an enthusiasm for creative expression. Her legacy will be with us for many, many years.

Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA)