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For 85 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been recognized as a leading arts institution in the tri-state region, serving over 30,000 individuals each year. Comprised of a renowned Studio School, a thriving exhibitions schedule, and a diverse calendar of programs and events, the Art Center engages the community in visual learning, interpretive programs, and art-making experiences in order to fulfill our mission of bringing art and people together.

The Art Center has received accolades from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts each year since 2008: a designation as a Major Impact Organization as well as a Citation of Excellence. In 2010, the Art Center received its first award from the National Endowment for the Arts . The Art Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums Association, granting Sustaining Level Members reciprocal access to over 800 institutions across the continent. Our Studio School has been voted Best Place to Take an Adult Art Class four times by the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards. Whether you are an artist or art lover or both, the Art Center is sure to inspire, amaze and enrich your appreciation for art.

There are many reasons to visit the Art Center: experience an art class or workshop, view our current exhibitions or join us for a dynamic program.

From classes and workshops to events and exhibitions there is something for everyone at the Art Center.

Bringing art and people together since 1933: founded as a community-based organization, the Art Center is now a leader in the tri-state region.

At the Art Center, we believe in the power of art to inspire, amaze, and enrich.

Get involved with the Art Center! We welcome new volunteers, docents, interns, staff and faculty members to join our team.

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Major support for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is provided in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wilf Family Foundations, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the WJS Foundation, and Art Center members and donors.