Home in Hoboken


Hoboken public art

Hoboken residents and visitors to the Mile Square City are once again being invited to immerse themselves in some outdoor culture with the recent installation of four sculptures by renowned artist Tom Fruin.

The four sculptures are collectively being called “Home in Hoboken” for this exhibition, and include the Hi-5 House at Sinatra Park Amphitheatre; Street Ministry at Monroe Center Plaza, and two Icon Camp Houses at Church Square Park. The work, installed by Holiday Collective, is temporary and will be on display through March 15th.

According to Roxanne Earley, Executive Director of the Hoboken Business Alliance, bringing Fruin’s work to Hoboken is just one more effort to activate outdoor public spaces during the winter months, and to keep “spectacular” art in focus throughout the year.

“Hoboken is a city that welcomes diversity in our people, businesses, and even art. The Hoboken Business Alliance is thrilled to be able to offer these incredible works for public viewing,” Earley said. “We hope Home In Hoboken excites the community, and that residents and visitors alike enjoy the beautiful artwork as they wind their way across our City from light rail to waterfront, and everywhere in between.”

“I love to reach the most diverse audience possible, and Hoboken is the perfect setting for a very diverse group of people going about their days,” Fruin said, adding that Hoboken’s walkable community with many public parks and plazas, and all of the “cultural offerings you’d expect in this urban and engaged family-friendly community” make Hoboken the ideal spot for public art. Fruin also extolled the virtues of it having “the best views which affords the most amazing backdrops for the artworks!”

Already the works are creating buzz around Hoboken, with residents and business owners eager to share their experiences with the iconic works and visitors ready to head into town.

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Art installation by Holiday Collective and Photography by Lauren Anzevino