Art on the Avenue is a widely supported community event where strollers along both sides of Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell can view and purchase fine art, photography, sculpture and (juried) fine art crafts. Entries in the categories of fine art, photography and sculpture are eligible for cash prizes. Winners are chosen by professional judges. While many participants are well known in their fields, Art on the Avenue is open to new artists as well. There is also a children's art contest, open to all children through high school age in schools in the surrounding West Essex towns.
Fencing is provided for the convenience of artists to hang their work, and several en plein air artists will be painting along the Avenue. Participating restaurants and shops offer specials that day and music adds to the festive atmosphere.