Well, Tris, it appears you and Robinson will get your wish, a ‘more concentrated’ JCAST. Tying it to 14c will concentrate attendees downtown leaving the rest of the city’s art communities (with the possible exception of Bergen-Lafayette) out in the cold (and the change to mid-October almost guarantees this). When will those managing this city and its diverse art scene get it, there’s more to Jersey City than just Downtown, and work toward serving the entire art community? This change is a step in the wrong direction. Maybe the solution is to have these ‘outlier’ communities form their own organizations to promote their artists. Jersey City is greater than downtown!

Jim Fischer Artist resident in Jersey City Heights