Imagine stepping off the PATH train just two stops from the World Trade Center and finding yourself in a vibrant, colorful haven in downtown Jersey City. Welcome to City Swipes, an art studio where creativity flows as freely as the acrylic paints on its canvases.

Founded by Carri Louise Degenhardt, a former Wall Street executive turned passionate art advocate, City Swipes offers an open door to everyone eager to explore the captivating world of fluid art.

At City Swipes, fluid art takes center stage. This unique art form involves pouring acrylic paints onto canvases, allowing them to flow and mix into mesmerizing patterns. It’s a delicate dance between control and spontaneity, where science and imagination meet.

The beauty of fluid art is that it requires no prior experience—City Swipes invites anyone and everyone to join in the fun.

“Fluid art is about embracing imperfection and celebrating the unexpected beauty that arises,” says Carri. “Our mission at City Swipes is to create a space where people can find joy in the process of creating and connect with their inner artist.”

City Swipes offers a range of experiences tailored to spark your creativity. Casual drop-in sessions provide an easy way to try fluid art without a big commitment.

For those looking to dive deeper, a comprehensive 7-week course covers the science and techniques behind this fascinating art form. Additionally, City Swipes brings art to new places with pop-up workshops in picturesque locations like Cape May, New Jersey.

Visitors to City Swipes often find their experiences transformative. One participant shared that they came in feeling stressed and left feeling rejuvenated and inspired. The act of creating art, supported by a positive community, can be incredibly therapeutic.

City Swipes fosters a sense of community and collaboration. Workshops and classes encourage interaction among participants who share a love for fluid art. This supportive atmosphere extends online through City Swipes’ vibrant YouTube channel, where Carri shares tips, tutorials, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the fluid art process.

The studio’s latest initiative, “Swipes Wanderlust,” takes the City Swipes experience on the road. This summer, participants can look forward to pop-up workshops, a sunset open-air art event, and a limited-enrollment retreat in Cape May.

These events offer unique opportunities for serious creatives to deepen their practice in inspiring new environments.

Whether you’re a Jersey City local or visiting from afar, City Swipes invites you to discover the transformative power of fluid art. Explore your creativity, connect with a vibrant community, and unleash your inner artist in a world of swirling colors and endless possibilities.

For more information and to book your session, visit City Swipes. Embark on a journey of creative discovery and let the vibrant chaos of fluid art inspire you.