Montclair Pop Up 2013

A collaborative retail / event space 3 years in the making, finally here. Changing Montclair's retail landscape, one empty space at a time.


Fri Dec 20th:

Time:6:00 - 7:30pm

Lady and the Tramp:

Tramp art is a form of American folk art characterized by layers of notched wood.  From boxes to bureaus, you’ve seen it in magazines and antique shops and wondered “Who makes this stuff?”.  Come find out at Montclair PopUp Friday evening, Dec. 20 at 6:00pm when Fran Phillips tells all!  She’ll talk about tramp art history, why there are no tramps in tramp art, and show you how it’s made.  Her work has been shown in the New York Times, Country Living, several books on the topic, historical societies and right here at Montclair PopUp.  She has long been associated with the American Folk Art Museum and American vernacular craft is her passion.  

Sat Dec 21-

 Djembe Drum Circle-A Family Event -Presented by Michael Conley

Saturday, December 21, 2 – 3 pm

This particular workshop will focus on:

     Building community and positive self-image through rhythms and drumming

     No experience necessary - drums will be provided

     Suitable for children through adults

     Charge is $5.00 per participant

Michael’s experience in drumming is long and far ranging:

He was a

     drummer in a rock bands through his mid-20’s

     marching band drummer in high school and college

     music studio drum kit teacher in grad school

He performs with

     The Maplewood Band

     Taiko Zoku, a Japanese drumming group

    several African percussion groups

Currently, in African drumming, Michael has 

     created products for the djembe - sold at his website: Slap Tone Percussion

     studied with various African drum masters

     sponsored workshops in African drumming with Michael Markus


Trunk Show with Artist Stefanie Silverman

Saturday, December 21, 3 – 5 pm

Please join us for a trunk show and reception with local artist Stefanie Silverman, whose nature-inspired artwork and note cards are for sale in the store. Stefanie will be showing a variety of additional framed and unframed original pastel and mixed media paintings, which will be available for purchase. She will also talk about her background, inspiration, and artistic process. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.

For more information about the artist, visit  and


Live Music:

Saturday, December 21:5:30-7:00Pm

The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug Band-


The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug actually began many years ago. Rumor has it that the boys got together for a high school talent show, since at that time no one could play any real instruments, kazoos, jugs, washtub bass, and other household implements were used. The Jug Band was an instant hit and it was decided that it would be a good idea to learn to play some real instruments, so they did.


Artist Event : Meet Jennifer Levine-

Sunday, December 22 from 12-2pm

Catch Montclair artist Jennifer Levine in action drawing live portraits and the holiday vibe at Montclair pop up shop on Sunday, December 22 from 12-2. 

Check out levines latest up cycled outsider art creations - one of a kind pieces for your holiday wish list. 

Go To to glimpse her work.


Sunday 12/22- 2-5pm-Private Shopping & Cocktail Event:


Join Cocktail Whisperer Warren Babrow (the author of recently released Apothecary Cocktails), jersey Artisan Distillery founder Krista Haley and Jason Albaum, head syrup maker of Blue J Syrups for an afternoon of cocktail revelry. Perfect a signature cocktail for your holiday get together ts, learn more about distilling and finally understand what to do with all those funky bitters(warren will explain)