February 8, 2018 Share

Addition to Trenton’s Amazing Arts Community To Open On East State St.

The newest addition to Trenton’s amazing arts community will be hosting an opening celebration on Saturday, February 10, 2017 from 11 am to 6 pm. The BSB Gallery is located in the former Broad Street Bank Building at 143 East State Street in Trenton, NJ at the corner of Montgomery and East State streets. The gallery is Trenton Downtown Association’s (TDA) latest contribution to the Creek to Canal Creative District (C2C), Trenton’s first arts and cultural district. This new space will be a platform to promote and recognize all the extraordinary art being created in our Capital City.

“The Influence of Women” is the opening exhibit profiling a diverse and unique sample of the talent in the city. Curated by Meaghan Singletary and Craig Shofed, the show includes the works of local artists Tamara Torres, Aylin Green, Kate Graves, Alia Bensliman, Jesse Vincent and Lori Jensen.

The new gallery reactivates one of Trenton’s many historic buildings. The impressive space in the former Broad Street Bank has high ceilings, huge columns and the original ornate light fixtures. The existing vault doors are works of art by themselves. The mechanical works in each of the doors are all individually artistically engraved.

TDA’s investment in the gallery space was spirited to leverage one of the city’s most valuable assets: Trenton’s arts community. The arts are a proven economic driver. “Trenton’s organic arts community is the magnet that will bring people back to the city. Artworks’ “Art All Night” and “Art All Day” are events that already draw thousands to the city each year. The BSB Gallery and the Creek to Canal Creative District are welcome additions to a movement that is already happening,” commented Tom Gilmour, Executive Director of TDA.

The new gallery is supported by grant funding generously provided by the George H. and Estelle M. Sands Foundation and by Isles, Inc. with support from the New Jersey Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program. BSB Gallery will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm starting Thursday, January 25, 2018.

In celebration of the newest addition to Trenton’s amazing arts community, the Trenton Downtown Association will be hosting a soft grand opening on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 4 pm to 6 pm.  The BSB Gallery is located in the historic Broad Street Bank Building at 143 East State Street in Trenton, NJ at the corner of Montgomery and East State Streets.  The gallery is Trenton Downtown Association’s (TDA) latest contribution to the Creek to Canal Creative District (C2C): Trenton’s first arts and cultural district.  This new space will be a platform to recognize and promote all the extraordinary art being created in our Capital City.


“The Influence of Women” is the opening exhibit profiling a diverse and unique sample of the talent in the city.  Curated by Meaghan Singletary and Craig Shofed, the show includes the works of local artists Tamara Torres, Aylin Green, Kate Graves, Alia Bensliman, Jesse Vincent and Lori Jensen. 

The new gallery reactivates one of Trenton’s many historic buildings.  The impressive space in the former Broad Street Bank has high ceilings, huge columns and the original ornate light fixtures. The existing vault doors are works of art by themselves. The mechanical works in each of the doors are all individually artistically engraved.  

The new gallery is supported by grant funding generously provided by the George H. and Estelle M. Sands Foundation and by Isles, Inc. with support from the New Jersey Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program.  BSB Gallery will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 5 pm starting Thursday, February 15, 2018. We hope you can come and celebrate with us.  Please RSVP to bsbgallery@trenton-downtown.com

If you are unable to attend on the 8th, we hope you will consider stopping by for the gallery’s Grand Opening on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  Thank you for supporting the Trenton Downtown Association and our efforts to revive New Jersey’s Capital City!

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