Business Notes | Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
It’s hard to separate Andrea McKenna’s art from the community that supports her growth as an artist. Long before gentrification and the claims of the next “it place to live” were being pelted at Jersey City, New Jersey, McKenna whose artistic roots lie in decorative arts, moved to the city ready to add her unique perspective to the burgeoning arts scene. She invests much of her time and talent into her adopted city and along with curatorial work, set design and a mural on Coles Street, she is responsible for co-establishing the first bi-annual pop-up art boutique in the area. An event she went on to successfully transition into the city’s first alternative art gallery, co-opening The Raven Gallery and Boutique, with her business partner in 2014.