BID Mural Project

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Montclair Center Proud to Announce Completed Mural Project with

Four Artworks Throughout Downtown

Project Funded by the State of New Jersey’s Main Street Program

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The Montclair Center BID is proud to announce the completion of the inaugural project of their Art Connects program, with four murals throughout downtown.  The murals, funded in part by the State of New Jersey’s Main Street Program, comprise four works by artists Chady Abousleiman (North Brunswick, NJ) for 180 Bloomfield Ave; Holly Rader (Clifton, NJ) for 219 Glenridge Ave; Amol Saraf (Johns Creek, GA) for 420 Bloomfield Ave; and Jhonattan Arango (Palm Springs, FL) for 50 Church St.

The project has been showcased in the video above (

“Congratulations to all the artists, the Montclair Center BID and the community as a whole on these inspiring works,” said Brendan Gill, Essex County Freeholder President. “They are a fantastic addition to our Essex County arts scene, celebrating the energy and spirit of Montclair,”

“Successful public art requires that artists, community organizations and funders share the commitment and the vision to work together,” said Carlos Pomares, Essex County Freeholder, “I commend everyone on their hard work and successful placemaking.”

“It’s been fun seeing the artists at work throughout our downtown area,” said Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson. “I commend the BID and its partners for executing such a wonderful outdoor art project in Montclair. The colorful public canvases add even more vibrancy to our dynamic town.”

“We are so grateful for the State of New Jersey’s Main Street program for their funding support to kickstart this project into action,” said Jason Gleason, executive director of the Montclair Center BID. “And the murals themselves have already become favorite highlights of our downtown.”

Representing more than 400 businesses and over 200 property owners in downtown Montclair, the Montclair Center BID is directly responsible for the music performances, beautification projects including plants and decorations, banners, way-finding signage and maintenance throughout the district. By encouraging dynamic collaboration, the Montclair Center BID also creates exciting events for shoppers and tourists, marketing opportunities for retailers and restauranteurs, and actively seeks to improve the area for businesses and residents.

Live Music Program

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The Montclair Center BID is proud to partner with our local esteemed arts organizations and the rich traditions of our community to present music performances throughout the year.

Due to the pandemic, music performances and large festivals have been postponed indefinitely.  When the Music Advisory Committee resumes to schedule and plan public performances, this page will be updated accordingly to include submission requirements and details.

NJEDA Phase 2 Call

NJEDA Phase 2 Call

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The Montclair Center BID is proud to partner with our local esteemed arts organizations and the rich traditions of our community to present music performances throughout the year.

The music advisory committee, comprising leading music organizations and music businesses within the district, will be developing the schedule and procedures for the 2020 season. There will be a very limited number of performance slots available. There will be two festivals and six center stage concerts this season.

Submissions closed in February 2020 for this year. If you still wish to submit to the Music Advisory Committee, please send an email to and include relevant links (videos, recordings) and social media account handles.

Sponsorships and Banners

Sponsorships and Banner Program

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the year for our various events — get seen at weekly Montclair Center Stage concerts during the summer, our acclaimed Octoberfest celebration, and more!

Please contact the BID at or at (973) 509-3820 for more information.

Banner Program

Montclair Center installs pole banners throughout the district. Organizations have the opportunity to have banners installed for a two-month period to promote their events.

Banners must be printed according to BID specifications and include the BID logo on the bottom.  Banners are 58 x 28” double-sided outdoor vinyl banners with 4” pole pockets with wind reliefs.  Please call the BID if you need a printer recommendation.


The banner program is divided into 2 purchasing buys the “BIG BUY” and side streets.

Big Buy

All 92 banners along Bloomfield Avenue, Glenridge Avenue, North and South Fullerton, and Midland Avenue.

    • One organization must take the entire buy (92 banners).
    • (Two nonprofits could partner together to split the same buy for the same period, but must coordinate so the Ambassadors are only doing 1 install)

For-profit rate

  • No changing banners (only 1 installation)
  • $32 per install per pole
  • 92 x 32 = $2944

Non profit

  • 92 banners, $3.80/pole = $350

Side Streets

  • Park St (10 banners)
  • South Park (14 banners)
  • Valley (11 banners)
  • Church (8 banners)
  • N Willow (2 banners)

  • For profit – $35/pole (less than 10 banners)
  • For nonprofit $10/pole (less than 10 banners)
  • For profit – $32/pole (more than 10 banners)
  • Nonprofit – $5/pole (more than 10 banners)