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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio art school and a thriving exhibitions and programming schedule, the Art Center engages the community in visual learning, interpretive programs, and hands-on art making experiences. In 2008 the Art Center received for the first time the designation “Major Impact Organization” from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In 2009 and again in 2010 the Art Center also was honored with a Discover Jersey Arts People Choice Award for Best Place to Take an Adult Art Class. The Art Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and welcomes over 60,000 visitors annually.

68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: 908.273.9121
Fax: 908.273.1457
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:  10 am - 5 pm
Thursday:  10 am - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday:  11 am - 4 pm
Studio School
Hours vary per semester
Administrative Office
Monday - Friday:  9 am - 5 pm

Please call or view our Calendar for Holiday Hours.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is wheelchair accessible. Special accomodations for any individual requiring assistance with this or other disabilities can learn more from our ADA Request Policy.

 - Burnt Shadows: Visions of the Post-Apocalypse
Part of the Thursday Evening Salon Series. Presented by Richard Miller, Professor of English, Rutgers University.
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 - Easter Sunday
The Art Center will be closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

 - For Art's Sake 2014: Connoisseur's VIP Reception
An exclusive event for For Art's Sake Benefit VIP ticket holders, artists and sponsors.
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 - For Art's Sake 2014: Silent Art Auction & Benefit
Your destination for art and adventure! Bring home beautiful art and support local artists.
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Exhibitions at the
Art Center
View our latest exhibitions this Winter.
Classes & Workshops
Create works of art in one of our classes or workshops. Register today!
Become a Member
Support the Art Center's exhibitions and programs, while enjoying Membership Benefits.
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901
908.273.9121 fax:908.273.1457

Business Office
Monday - Friday
9 am - 5 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday
11 am - 4 pm