NJTV visited the Valley Arts District Saturday, June 7, 2014 during ValleyArts, Inc.’s 2nd Annual Hat Streets Festival to showcase the growth of the arts community in the up-and coming 15-block district of Orange and West Orange, NJ.
Hat City Lofts is featured as the newest affordable housing attracting locals and artists throughout the metropolitan area. Patrick Morrissy, Director of HANDS, Inc. stresses that HANDS intends to keep those who have contributed to the revitalization in the neighborhood. “No matter how hip the area becomes though, artists know there will always be a place for them in ‘Hat City.'” Maddie Orton, NJTV correspondent, Area Looks to Artists in Revitalization Efforts.