This year marks the first time in its 30-year history that the MSNJ Program has awarded grants to designated MSNJ district organizations around the state. The grant funding is part of a larger effort by the Murphy Administration and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs which administers MSNJ, to commit more resources to community revitalization programs that focus on small businesses and neighborhood improvement projects.
The fountain on the plaza no longer works and will be removed and replaced with a human-size checkerboard. This will allow for more performance space for events and encourage families to use it for fun activities. Adding new public art on a yearly basis is always the goal of the Main Street organization. Area artists will soon have the opportunity to answer Requests for Proposals for the murals.
“Executive Director Marianne Lods and the Board of Millville Development Corporation respond enthusiastically to each opportunity that advances the city’s Arts District, and the award of the Main Street New Jersey Grant is an example of their dedication to promoting innovative projects that demonstrate artistic talent and provide an outlet for residents and visitors to enjoy while visiting High Street,” said Ashleigh Udalovas, commissioner and director of public affairs for the city of Millville.
Millville has been a main street community since 2004. To keep up with news about these new projects and all of the programs and events run by the Millville Development Corporation, check the website at
GlasstownArtsDistrict.com and on Facebook at Millville Glasstown Arts District, or call 293-0556.