Made in Newark: The Local Art Scene

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In Newark New Jersey a local arts scene is thriving away from the Manhattan spotlight. This evening, Newark's Aljira Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary. For the last decade Aljira has hosted a program for emerging artists. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter spoke with some of them.

To hear more from Newark artists watch the audio slideshow .

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art

Jerry Gant

Noelle Lorraine Williams