In May 2022, EAS in cooperation with the Edison Chamber of Commerce designed, created and painted four pianos in the PAINT MY PIANO program for Amboy Avenue in Edison. These pianos were outside various establishments along Amboy Avenue and visitors/strollers were invited to play a tune.
On May 18, 2022, EAS opened the EAS Gazebo in Papaianni Park and presented this gift to the residents of Edison. There is a need for a special place to have concerts, poetry readings, small theater productions and weddings. This building is Amish built and installed. This project was accomplished through grants and direct donations from companies in Edison.
Also in May 2022, EAS started the HOME TOWN HEROES program. This program honors and respects our military personnel (both living and passed). This year we were able to honor 19 men and women in the military. These banners are displayed on Plainfield Avenue in Edison for all to view.
In June through August 2022, EAS created seven (7) murals throughout Edison.
- VFW Post 3117, 53 National Road – Edison
- TexMEX Restaurant, 2024 Woodbridge Avenue – Edison
- Jade Restaurant, 925 Amboy Avenue – Edison (2 murals on Amboy)
- American Legion Post 435, 53 National Road – Edison
- Picture-IT Awards, 1703 Route 27 south – Edison
- Unity Bank, 1748 Oak Tree Road – Edison
We continue our bi-monthly visual art exhibits at the Edison Arts Society Gallery, 100 Municipal Boulevard, 2nd and 3rd floors in Edison. A new exhibit is installed approximately every six weeks. This has been done for the past ten years.
To encourage young artists to pursue their passion, we award scholarships to art students in both high schools in Edison. Some of the examples of how the scholarships were spent: students have purchased cameras, sewing machine, continue music lessons and art supplies to name just a few. The smiles and appreciation from these students are so heartwarming. Scholarships are money well spent.