City Without Walls (cWOW) is an urban gallery of emerging art that advances the careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art.
City Without Walls is New Jersey’s oldest not-for-profit alternative art space, in continuous operation in the City of Newark since 1975. We operate a professional fine art gallery that showcases the work of contemporary artists on-site, off-site, online and through traveling exhibitions.
For Artists: cWOW offers programs and services designed to address artist and community needs. We maintain an online artist registry, hold educational programs on topics relevant to new and established artists’ needs, and provide information about other artist opportunities.
For Youth: Our ArtReach education program pairs promising high school art students with working-artist mentors, and offers other students valuable experience through gallery internships. Newark New Media is our artist residency and apprenticeship program at the cutting edge of art and technology. City Murals is a public art program that builds neighborhood pride and trains youth for the twenty-first century through community collaborations. The program began during the summer of 2009 with federal stimulus funds, and has continued since then with support from multiple funders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.