Bust Magazine (2010)
BUST Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: Lollibomb 

Rachel Ray (2009)

Video Interview: A Gift for Rach at the Bust Holiday Craftacular 

TimeOut New York (2009)
Bust Spring Craftacular: Lollibomb Beauty’s Kitschy Soaps 

Bust Magazine (2009)
One Woman Indie Chick, Luca of Lollibomb Beauty

Threadbangers (2008)

Video Feature: How to Make Eco Cosmetics with Luca of Lollibomb Beauty 

Venus Zine 
Handmade Holiday Treats Feature

Etsy Top Seller Success Story (2006)

Event Programming

Handmade Arts

Brick Underground 
10 Reasons To Love/Hate Jersey City (2013)

#5 Strong community

Despite the differences of its residents, Jersey City maintains a strong community feel. There is a great amount of support for ongoing community events such as multiple farmers markets throughout the area, craft fairs put on by the Jersey City Craft Mafia and festivals like the annual All About Downtown Street Festival.

Huffington Post
Hey Crafty Folk, the Jersey City Craft Mafia Wants to Hear Your Story for Studio Tour Spotlight Series (2010)

Not Your Mama’s Mafia: Jersey City’s Craft Underground Knows It’s All About Family (2009)

Bennyville Love
Jersey City Craft Mafia Handmade Holiday Market Review

Arts & Cultural Program Development

Jersey Digs
Murals Coming to Vacant Storefronts Along Ocean Avenue (2016)

A new beautification program is underway along Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. The program, called Make>Shift>Gallery, finds local artists and matches them to vacant storefronts to create murals and installations in the spaces. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Office of Cultural Affairs and Department of Public Works with support from the Office of Innovation. Luca Cusolito from the Office of Cultural Affairs finds and selects the artists and Brooke Hansson from the Department of Public Works coordinates with the property owners to facilitate the project.

Jersey City Celebrates Its Mural Artists in Cast Iron Lofts Pop-Up Gallery

New Jersey News 12
Jersey City To Hold 25th Annual Art And Studio Tour (2015)

” allows artists to express themselves in way that unites the city for an entire weekend,” says Luca Cusolito, of the Office of Cultural Affairs.

600 Artists Take Part in Jersey City Open Studios – Is Jersey City the new Brooklyn?

The ‘wow’ Factor: Jersey City Artist Studio Tour Highlights City’s Growth With Art Extravaganza (2015)

Jersey City Art & Studio Tour Is Here (2015)

N.J. Artists Gear Up For Massive Jersey City Art & Studio Tour This Weekend (2015)

During Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, Artists Praise City’s Art Scene (2014)

Jersey City Art & Studio Tour Showcases Local Artists This Weekend (2014)

City Of Jersey City Press Release
2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour
East Coast’s Fastest-Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment
A FREE Self-Guided Tour All Weekend (2014)

City of Jersey City Press Release
Mayor Fulop Unveils Major Citywide Mural and Beautification Program; Dozens of Murals to be Commissioned (2013)

Hudson Reporter
Haute, Haute, Haute: 2013 Jersey City Studio Tour Promises To Be A Classier Affair (2013)

“…Luca Cusolito, who was selected by Pro Arts to coordinate the 2013 Artists’ Studio Tour, said last year was a “turning point” for the tour and she felt there was enough history and momentum to take the event to another

“Over the years I’ve been to a lot of group art exhibitions. I like to attend Armory Week (in New York City). I like
to attend SCOPE and Art Basil in Miami. I’ve definitely gotten a taste of what other are doing to
showcase artists in a group exhibition setting. We have so many wonderful opportunities in Jersey City, we really
deserve to have something nice and something memorable, and that’s what I hope to achieve.”

Link to Pro Arts Press Page

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