Rahway, NJ — A panel of travel experts and editors from 10Best and USA TODAY, have chosen Rahway as a nominee for their 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice award for “Best Small Town Art Scene”. You know it! We know it! Now let everybody in the USA know it! Vote for Rahway, NJ!! Rahway is up against some tough competition, but it has been developing its arts and business scene for over two decades and has become a regional hub for creativity and innovation.
This small city of 30,000 people, nestled between Philadelphia and New York City, historically has enjoyed the benefit of artists hopping the train and heading north or south to share their talents. However, over the past several years, Rahway has come into her own and is now a destination for the arts! The 1,300 seat Union County Performing Arts Center and the 200 seat Hamilton Stage for Performing Arts theatres are at the core of our Arts District, hosting talent from both the local and world communities! The Gallery Space (whose name is inspired by Rahway native Carl Sagan), presents visual artists of all backgrounds.
Even during the restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, music and art abound throughout the streets. Spoken word and poetry slams, live music, Yarn Art Alley, (including a six foot tall portrait of Freda Kahlo), community chalk art, pop up dance and culinary tastings, all continue in COVID compliant ways. Events are sponsored by the City, The Rahway Arts + Business Partnership, non-profits, and private businesses. Everyone gets in on the arts scene!
Make sure you vote for Rahway! You can only vote once per day, so do it every day! Follow this link: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-town-arts-scene/