The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s community engagement programs are closely aligned with our vision of creating an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art. These programs make educational visual arts experiences available to under-served, economically disadvantaged, and marginalized audiences. We serve the community of Summit and surrounding areas, including Hudson, Union, Essex, Sussex and Somerset Counties. Our programs galleries rotate exhibitions of all of the above programs, highlighting the work of each diverse group. View the latest installation here.
The Art Center offers a series of exclusive opportunities throughout the year for our Members who are artists. The Members’ Committee at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey works to provide a forum for members of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to display their work to the public in a manner that showcases the quality, professionalism, and caliber of each participant, and is rewarding and festive as well as an asset to the community.
The Committee has three signature programs:
1. The Summit Downtown Art Festival, in collaboration with Summit Downtown, which takes place in September.
2. An Open Call for exhibitions curated by Members in the Strolling Gallery and Anne’s Place Gallery.
3. Special Pop-up Exhibitions for Members only.