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NP Studios is artist own and run. As an artist myself I understand the importance of affordable work space that pairs with a great community of other artists. This is our 5th year at this location and the space has truly flourished. I personally clean and maintain both locations and continuously strive to make it better and better each year.

NP Studios in Passaic New Jersey, an up and coming, bustling town rich with South American culture. 20 minute commute from Jersey City and Manhattan. Close to shops, restaurants, home depot, grocery stores and more.  Over 9000sqft. divided up to create 23 private studios. This is a well maintained warehouse with exposed brick, heat and industrial fans.

Studios range in size and price starting at $275 a month. All utilities and internet is included. Free professional photography of your work is provided free of charge.


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NP Studios in Prospect Park has been operating for the past 7 years. This space has truly transformed from a old raw warehouse space into a unique creative environment.

Centrally located to William Paterson University, restaurants, hardware store and Home Depot. 10 minutes from Montclair State University.
This is a unique and raw space in an old factory warehouse, over 6,000sqft divided to create a total of 16 individual studios.
Growing artists’ community including photographers, sculptors, painters, fashion designers, and printmakers.
All utilities and internet is included along with free professional photography of your works.

I am delighted to welcome Soapage with their beautiful handmade soaps, scrubs, creams and more! Please visit their site for more info.

Soap Age takes a basic yet treasured recipe using an ancient artesian technique that has been passed down from generation to generation. We specialize in all natural products. It is our passion that drives us to be proud of each and every item we craft.


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Hi, my name is Carlos Alvarado Jr. and I am a New York, New Jersey, Florida and destination photographer specializing in weddings, beauty, portraiture, headshot, events, corporate and real estate photography. I have been shooting for over ten years. A clean, bold and graphic style has become my style.

I am a husband and a father of two beautiful girls and one little boy who will be here soon! Family is my life, so it’s important to me that I give the same attention to my customers that I give my family. I love getting to know my clients before their session. This ultimately shows in the final images. Being able to deliver to my clients and give them more than what they expect is the goal.

I have never given up on learning and mastering my craft. I also offer one on one lessons in teaching others about photography. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping others understand their passion for photography.

“It’s never too late to do something you love,” Carlos


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NP Artist Studio and The Coat Factory Ceramic Studio would like to cordially invite you to our Fourth Annual Open Studio Tour located at 183 Monroe St 2nd + 3rd Floor in Passaic, NJ.

Over forty artists will be participating and opening their studio doors to give you a glimpse into the life and world of an artist and their treasured work spaces.

Enjoy an afternoon complete with artist demonstrations, interactive projects and live jazz. Featuring, “We Used To Cut the Grass”, an up and coming band who attends The New School in New York City.

Come out to just take a look and a listen or to find the next hidden treasure to make a part of your collection.

Free admission and free parking in the lot across the street.

Marc Best

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I began photographing with a Brownie Camera when I was just 8 years old.  For the last 50 years I can’t remember when I didn’t have a camera in my hand.  Deep inside I knew that Accounting and IT were not fulfilling but it did pay the bills.  I started studying at SVA and ICP in the evenings while working full time to formalize my craft with some wonderful mentors like Algis Balsys and Jerry Vezzuso. My photography was born on the streets of New York and in the documentary projects and environmental portraits of interesting people who gave me their images. If there is anything I want to do with my retirement it is to share my images with as many people as possible and continue to grow my body of work.

~Marc Best


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Isaac Williams is a painter, illustrator, digital and performance artist from Montclair, New Jersey. Williams earned his BFA at Montclair State University in 2008 and proceeded to further his education, in fine arts, by earning his MFA at Pratt Institute in 2011.

Isaac Williams has exhibited his work in many shows around the Tri-state area, such as the Harlem Arts Festival and the 17th Annual Art in the Atrium, Inc. Currently, he works as an Art Handler in the New York/New Jersey area.

These works are driven by an aesthetic intensity that is meant to ignite and cultivate an awakened emotion. His work reflects his persistent desire to create, express and explore subjects regarding the mind, environment and its relationship to identity.

~Isaac Williams


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“Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, Carlos Alva began his career in photography as a hobby in 2011. A passion to capture the missed moments that people failed to recognize as beauty. It also started small. In a living room with movable furniture as people came to his house to shoot. Eventually, taking the name of BlackHill Photography, Carlos pursued his passion wholeheartedly. He has been fortunate and blessed enough to have worked with models and actors of all different experience levels. He has managed to work with models represented by some of the top model agencies in the world. He also had the privilege of working with models who would appear on CW’s America’s Next Top Model as well as numerous TV and screen appearances. Now along with his wife, they have decided to open BlackHill Studios in Passaic, NJ where they cater to aspiring actors and models as well as industry veterans as they continue their journey in the entertainment industry.

~Carlos Alva



Artist Statement

            My paintings have developed from many years of collaging. The use of different materials, layered and juxtaposed found objects, has transformed into larger works. My paintings, mostly with acrylic paint, often use additional media such as oil stick, charcoal and graphite. Lines are evolving from handwriting and calligraphy, while shapes investigate the relationships between positive and negative space. Every canvas starts a journey of its own. Many of my works continue to evolve over time. I consider my works to be “living entities”, which I often continue to discover and change over time. Investigating the space via mark-making is an ongoing process for me. Deconstructing old works and reconstructing them in space provides for new possibilities and unveils new directions.

~Dorit Shmuel

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To be given the opportunity to capture THAT moment for you is a privilege, and I am thankful every time I press the shutter. Whether you need to capture your wedding or special event, or are a model/actor looking to improve your portfolio, my services are available to you.

Photography came into my life by pure luck. One day I’m hanging out with a friend who asks me if I can take pictures of her. She gives me her camera and we shoot for the very first time. And the photography bug bit me right there and then. There was no going back.

I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to shoot world-class models, as well as capture the most intimate moments in weddings, birthdays, and numerous special events. AS well as the joys expressed by expectant mothers.

Thank you for visiting and I hope to hear from you soon!

~Carlos Alva



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