Plan Your Visit

For 85 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been recognized as a leading arts institution in the tristate region, serving over 30,000 individuals each year. Comprised of a Studio School serving children, teens, and adults; a contemporary art museum; educational in-community programs serving K-12 schools; and art & healing programs in conjunction with health and social service organizations, the Art Center engages the community in visual learning, interpretive programs, and art-making experiences. Our facilities are easily accessible by car or train. Parking is available on site.


Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901

T: 908.273.9121
F: 908.273.1457


Monday­­­­–Thursday: 8:45 AM–10 PM
Friday: 8:45 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM–5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM–5 PM


Monday­­­­–Thursday: 10 AM–8 PM
Friday: 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday–Sunday: 11 AM–4 PM


Members are always FREE
$5 suggested donation for general admission
$3 suggested donation for senior and student admission


The Art Center is located within walking distance of the Summit train station, which is serviced by NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex Line.

The Art Center’s Exhibition Galleries will be closed for New Year’s Eve and Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving; the Studio School and offices will be closed additional holidays. View our calendar for holidays and other closings.

The Art Center is wheelchair accessible. Special accommodations for any individual requiring assistance with this or other disabilities can be made. Please view our ADA Request Policy.

Grievance procedure summary to be made available to the public upon request. Under section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, all public facilities and programs must be accessible to all members of the public. If you experience difficulty with either programming or physical barriers at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, please call or write to us at:
ADA Coordinator, the Director of Finance & Operations
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

gallery window
facade of VAC

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