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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer is a public art installation showcasing one-of-a-kind designs by artists on life-sized fiberglass dog sculptures. The mission of the Dog Days of Summer project is to bring the arts and animal lovers together to make a difference for in our community. They can be adopted with a donation at to benefit future Boonton Arts projects, and the contributing artists.


"We are writing to you after a great amount of thought and consideration to announce that The Dog Days of Summer & Some Cool Cats project and exhibition will be on pause for 2023. We want to thank each and every one of you for your support, participation and love, it has been our greatest pride. After ten years, we feel it is time for us to reimagine our mission to grow our organization's impact in a more permanent way.

The Dog Days of Summer project demands an extraordinary amount of time, effort and funding. Last year was difficult. There were damages and thefts far beyond all previous years combined. With that, there are also over 70 sculptures from the last two exhibits still available for adoption on our website. If you are interested in viewing and/or owning any of these amazing works please follow this link. Your purchase will support NorthStar Pet Rescue, Boonton Arts, local schools and the amazing artists. 

We hope this pause will help us make a larger, more permanent impact in our community and offer more fruitful opportunities for the amazing artists we work with. Our goal is to return in 2024 with a more streamlined Dog Days of Summer project with the potential for significant and permanent growth. We also plan to unveil new projects for 2023 soon. These projects will be larger endeavors and will be a consistent draw for Boonton as an arts destination in New Jersey.

The past few years have been challenging in so many ways. For us, it has been a roller coaster ride with some difficult hardships and some extraordinary blessings. Needs of family, work and business have grown more demanding. Change is necessary to allow for growth in all aspects of our lives as artists, teachers, business owners and people. In turn, we will be able to make even more of a difference in our community for our next 10 years to come."

Kristy Brucale-Jach & Paul Jach

President & Vice President of Boonton Arts

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Boonton Arts is a non profit organization dedicated to inspiring the cultural, social and economic development of Boonton and surrounding areas through the power of art. To coordinate, support, and promote the arts at the local level. Working with artists, students, and community members to facilitate art projects to enrich our community and beautify public spaces.


Mural Initiative

Mural Initiative

Boonton Arts began it's mural initiative in Boonton with it's 2015 Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main in Boonton. This Veterans Day, Boonton Arts will unveil a patriotic mural located on the side of Boonton's VFW Post 242. Boonton Arts plans to continue working with property owners and businesses to create murals intended to beatify the town while respecting it's unique history and architecture. We feel this will create exciting new attractions for visitors and residents in Boonton. 


If you are interested in sponsoring a mural, donating materials/equipment or are a property owner who would like Boonton Arts to beautify your wall, please contact

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Small Town, Big Heart Project

Boonton Pumpkin Illumination

Boonton Arts invites you to join us in a new collaborative community art project! The Small Town, Big Heart Project is an opportunity for community members and students to create a 12” custom panel to be displayed publicly for the summer.

To participate, you can pick up a blank panel with a donation of $25, which will help fund this and future Boonton Arts projects,


Boonton Arts / Speakeasy Art Gallery at 816 Main Street, Boonton.

 Pickup and drop off hours are:

Tuesday 4-8:30pm 
Wednesday-Friday 4-5:30pm

Saturday 10am-2pm

Panels must be completed and brought back with registration to Boonton Arts during the same hours and location as drop-off before May 18th!


 You don’t have to be an artist to participate, any and all are welcome to create a piece for the exhibit! 

Looking for ideas? Think about how you can convey what our Boonton community means to you. What makes it special? What is your favorite thing about our community? Why is it important? What unites us? What is our strength? What is our connection? How do we support one another? What moves or impacts you? What locations in the community are special to you or have made a difference in your life? Who, what and where inspires you?



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