Art Strings

Art Strings combines the visual and performing arts to raise funds for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s extensive music education and community engagement programs.

Ten local artists were commissioned to create individual works of art using unfinished violins as their canvas, drawing inspiration from a musical program or work the NJSO presented in its 2017–18 season. NJSO volunteer ambassadors generously donate their time to display the violins at NJSO concerts and select art galleries throughout New Jersey. Now in its 17th year, this wonderful project has featured more than 170 violins—each and every one created by a different New Jersey artist—and has raised more than $150,000!

Click on the images below to view a larger version and the reverse side of the violins.