Dohm Alley is a public art space in Princeton NJ, created by volunteers and artists with the theme of the Romantic Poets. The scope and storyline of the art inches out from that central focus, but every piece of art creates a dialog about the relationships between all these subjects, influences and cultural shifts. Erika Rachel’s contribution to the dialog is a painting called A Case For Impromptus about the cultural shift from church and rigor to self actualization and spontaneity.
Dohm Alley is a much enjoyed and attractive space, but the visitors don’t get the full effect due to missing context, which would be resolved with signage and wall-text similar to what you see when you enter an exhibit at a museum.
Educate visitors of Dohm Alley with Signage and Wall Text to inform them of the theme and value of the project. The cost of this effort will be funded through the purchase or sponsorship of Erika’s painting A Case For Impromptus.
Dohm Alley needs signage and wall text to connect with the public, and artists need to be compensated for their work so they can eat, pay bills, and take care of their loved ones. The sale of A Case For Impromptus will support both.
Find a Sponsor
Funding is needed in order to start this initiative. This can come from individuals, small or large companies, or in the form of a corporate sponsorship.
Goal Set: March 1, 2020
Work with a Curatorial Editor
A Curatorial editor will help us organize the information contained in the project and convey it in simplistic text that the general public will understand and respond to upon entering the alley.
Goal Set: April 29, 2020
Install new Wall Text
Once text is finalized a printer can be hired to fabricate the signage on weather resistant materials. Once completed they will be installed in the alley. At this stage the initiative is complete and the public will experience what Dohm Alley really has to offer!
Goal Set: June 7, 2020 (Erika’s Birthday)
Dohm Alley Founder
Peter is one of the fathers of the Dohm Alley family of artists and volunteers. He is also a landscape designer and fan of poetry.
Michael is everyone's main contact for keeping things organized. He loves the project and involves his whole family in the fun.
Beth is an artist herself but also maintains and builds our relationships and community engagement through online and social media.
What else is there to do in Princeton?
Besides being an educational hub, there is plenty to love about Princeton, NJ. At 17 sq. miles, you can find plenty to keep you busy for an entire day or weekend visit. Erika and her friends have compiled a list of their top 15 suggestions to uplift your mood and tickle your tastebuds after you’ve taken in the beautiful art at Dohm Alley. Your IQ may not rise up to the level of Albert Einstein, a former resident, but you can definitely have a lot of fun and leave a little more inspired.
1. The Princeton City Tour
The Princeton Tour educates tourists about the history of the city & the community. They organize events and private tours, holiday trolley tours, school tours, and weekend walking tours across the town. Everybody who takes part in these tours is likely to enjoy a great time knowing about the rich cultural history of this town.
2. Dine at the Mistral Restaurant
Named among the top 25 Restaurants by Princeton, the Mistral Restaurant is a classy restaurant which is known to serve a variety of American dishes. On the menu, you can enjoy everything from bluefish and oysters to rabbit & buckwheat short steak. In addition, they also have an exclusive wine menu for travelers.
3. Roberts Stadium
Opened in the year 2008, this stadium is a home ground of the Princeton University’s soccer team & as long as you visit in-season, you can also watch how the Princeton Tigers dominate!
4. The Art Museum
Covering almost 5000 years of artwork, along with a rotating collection of ninety-three thousand items, the holdings in Princeton represent among the biggest of any art museum in a university. Yet it's perfectly laid out and amazingly intimate. Visitors are astonished to see the depth of this collection. Majority of the small museums feature one Warhol and one Monet. On the contrary, Princeton has 3 of each. Upstairs, you can find alluring & important works of European and contemporary art: downstairs, antiquity and Medieval art pieces that are second to none.
5. Rat's Restaurant
Rat's restaurant was called the state's most romantic restaurant by New Jersey Monthly. Garden sculptures, superb landscaping, "Gypsy Wagon" passage and lakeside is only 50 percent of it. Some of the most popular dishes among repeat-guests include Short Ribs with roasted veggies & the mouth-watering Crispy Shrimp Salad.
6. The Prospect House
Situated in the campus area of the Princeton University, the Prospect House has an exciting history which includes it once being a homeland of the president of the Princeton University & currently a dining area for staff and faculty members. The Garden Room, which is among the primary areas of the restaurant, is open during lunch hours from Monday to Friday. Plus, it offers menu on a la carte basis and even accepts advanced bookings.
7. The Battlefield State Park
The moment you step on the Battlefield State Park in Princeton, you'll be exposed to some of the most exciting facts about the history of NJ you hardly knew existed. Tourists can visit the Battle Monument to get to know about the important role which the town played not only for the state but the entire US.
8. The Golden Lights Studio
Golden Lights Studio, an art studio in Princeton, New Jersey, offers breathtaking art lessons as well as classes to kids. While on a spontaneous tour to the town, you might even be given an opportunity to watch the students' art gallery & learn a new art lesson.
9. Terhune Orchards
Being a local vineyard, farm and farmers market, the whole family can enjoy a great time while on a trip to this orchard in Princeton, New Jersey. While children are participating in various events, parents could take a look at the shop for some gift items & purchase some wine made in the winery.
10. Marquand Park
The Marquand Park is among the best places to travel if you are a flower or plant lover in the town since you'll be provided with a lot of opportunities to walk trails, view different plant species, and experience a beautiful landscape. You can even take part in several educational & recreational activities on the 17 acres of park area!
11. McCarter Theatre and Art Center
With well over 200 performances each year, you can enjoy plenty of dance, music, & all types of special events at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
The theater was established in the year 1930, and since then, they've had a powerful commitment towards introducing fresh works into the theatre, attracting some of the most famous artists across the globe and reintroducing classical repertoire. McCarter also has various school education programs that are highly praised because of their diversity, and originality along with a very active community.
12. The Bunker Hill Golf Course
For sports lovers, the Golf Course in Bunker Hill is among the best places to travel in Princeton. The golf course is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of New Jersey and is quite popular among the tourists. In addition, it also has a fabulous cafe, pro shop, and clubhouse on the premises for the travelers to enjoy.
13. Morven Museum Tour
This is another famous attraction in Princeton, New Jersey where tourists can learn about the rich cultural heritage of this town. The tour departs on an hourly basis and is open to the travelers from Wednesday to Friday (11 am – 3 pm).
14. Herrontown Woods
Most people might not believe that traveling to the woods should be at the top of your list when it comes to seeing the best of Princeton, New Jersey. This is mainly because this area has more to offer than simply plants and trees. The land which was initially owned by Oswald Veblen, the Princeton University mathematician was devoted to Mercer County Park during 1957 under the stipulation that the land would be protected as a wildlife sanctuary. As a tourist, you'll be provided with an opportunity to experience the nature at its best & possibly spot a few animals along the way.
15. Nassau Inn
The Nassau Inn is a famous landmark in Princeton that actually stretches over a block, with as many as 188 regularly updated suites and rooms. Staying at the Nassau Inn is a long going tradition for both Princeton grads & parents since a couple of years after Jimmy Stewart completed his graduation in 1932. Also, it is ideal if you wish to enjoy a drink with your friends.