The Hackensack CAT Walk Art Exhibition is an outdoor art show celebrating local and regional artists. During the Hackensack Street Festival, Banta Place will come to life with art demos, live music, improv comedy, an art battle, and displays of original drawings, mixed media, paintings, and prints. Art will also be available for purchase.

Participate in the arts!

Get a sneak peek of the first installment of “Art on a Stick,” a public art installation by artist Damien Mitchell in collaboration with the Northern NJ Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen. Mitchell’s “Hackensack is Creative” Art Gallery, a series of colorful frames mounted on wooden stakes, will be open for participants to write or draw their own messages and images.

Make your mark along Banta Place to create a colorful profusion of community art!

Other arts activities planned for the day are:
• Art Demos
• Dry Erase Marker Murals
Howdy Stranger Improv Group
• Bands
• Live Art Battle!
• Drum Circle/Hip Hop Dancers

Visit us on Banta Place (off Main Street) during the Hackensack Street Festival on Saturday, October 1st from 10am – 6pm.


Banta at Main Street

DJ Sollas Graffiti Art Demo 11 a.m.
Live Art Battle! 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Banta “Stage”

ST. JAMES BENNETT 10:00am – 10:45am
THE JAHZ 11:00am – 11:45am
OPEN JAM SESSION 12:00pm – 12:45pm
YAHAYA KAMATE 1:00pm – 1:45pm
DOCK RUSSELL 2:00pm – 2:45pm
THE NEVERENDS 3:00pm – 3:45pm
HOWDY STRANGER 4:00pm – 4:45pm
THE JAHZ (2ND ACT) 5:00pm – 5:45pm


Artists: Tiffany Tam, Mark Oberndorf, Elizabeth Rundquist, Sharon Frech, Jay McCollum, Corinna Arabia-Meyer, Marcia Wilson, Laura Diamond, Kenneth Ziobro, Jayla Santos, Carlos Almonte, Poramit Thantapalit, Julie Dunic, Scott Scarpelli, Jonathan Houssou, Monica Chavarria, Ybis Nina, John Dunic, Stephanie O’Connor, Javier Gonzalez, Kim Schmitt Thomas, Marcus Story, Nad Ronnoco.

Musicians: Dock Russell, THE JAHZ, St. James Bennett, The Neverends.

The CAT Walk is produced by the Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT), ArtsBergen, and the Main Street Business Alliance.

For updates, please RSVP on our Facebook page,



About the Hackensack CAT

The Hackensack Creative Arts Team is a group of artists, merchants, organizational leaders and public officials that developed a creative placemaking plan for the City of Hackensack. Creative placemaking is the integration of arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy. The Creative Team has identified a number of projects that will move forward the Creative Vision Statement it has drafted with the input of various members and sectors of the community. The C.A.T Walk Art Exhibition is one project that helps to realize this plan by providing an opportunity for local artists to show their work to the community and bring Main Street to life through the arts.