Long Branch — An 18-year tradition continued in West End the day before Memorial Day, with the Annual Art In The Park.
Part of Brighton Avenue was closed to traffic, so pedestrians could see the many works for sale at Brighton Park and the lot across the street.
Sponsored by the Long Branch Arts Council and Long Branch Historical Association, with support from the City of Long Branch, Art in the Park featured all sorts of art, from ceramics to paintings to photography to glasswork, wood carvings, and much more.
In addition to being a good day for artists to sell their wares — all proceeds were kept by the artists, not the event — there were awards for the best in each category. Judging this year was Barbara Rivolta, who has worked for four museums, including the Met.
Spectators also got to enjoy the music of the Paul Marino Band.