When a real estate developer and an artist teamed up, this unique park was the result

Montclair’s new outdoor art exhibition space, known as Hillside Sculpture Park, could also be called “Pandemic Silver Lining” park.

Located in downtown Montclair in a formerly empty lot owned by local real estate developer Bob Silver, the park opened this fall after Montclair artist Charlie Spademan approached Silver about the lack of indoor exhibition space due to the pandemic.

Before that, Silver’s firm Bravitas had been exhibiting the work of local artists in the lobbies of his buildings in town, along with prices and contact information for the artists.

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