Upcoming Events

Summer Art Camp, Week 6

Kids (ages 5–9) Creative Creatures  WAITLIST ONLY July 26–30, 10 AM–3 PM Let your imagination run wild! This week, campers will make art featuring wildly creative creatures. Join us to make crazy and creative projects such as ceramic dragons, monster drawings, and a pastel Pegasus. In-Person

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater Summer Solos 2021

Join the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater for the return of Summer Solos (formerly Monologues@MONDO), the weekly solo reading series! All tickets $20 (advance sales only) and readings will be done on the law of the Art Center. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs, picnic, and/or


Summer Art Camp, Week 7

Kids (ages 5–9) Art Around the World August 2–6, 10 AM–3 PM Kids will “travel” the world and learn how different cultures create art. Print henna-decorated hands from India, illustrate a Celtic initial, and create Mexican-inspired ceramics. Your camper will become fluent in the universal

Summer Art Camp, Week 8

Kids (ages 5–9) Art & Nature August 9–13, 10 AM–3 PM Summer is the perfect time to find beauty in our natural world and celebrate it through art. Kids will be inspired by nature to create projects such as patterned leaf drawings and a ceramic

Summer Art Camp, Week 9

Kids (ages 5–9) NEW! Appetite for Art August 16–20, 10 AM–3 PM Dig in! This NEW week of camp will feature art projects inspired by delicious foods and snacks. Campers will learn several art techniques while creating projects like clay pizzas, mixed-berry collages, and candy-wrapper

Summer Art Camp, Week 10

Kids (ages 5–9) Comics, Cartoons & Characters August 23–27, 10 AM–3 PM Explore the world of cartoons, comics, and popular characters in this favorite week of camp! Create super art projects like a baby-Yoda drawing, a Harry Potter Patronus painting, and superhero and alter-ego illustrations.

Spring Exhibitions Re-Open

Nancy Cohen: Atlas of Impermanence and Katrina Bello: Knowable Earth will re-open to visitors on Friday, September 3. Click the links above for information on the individual shows. These shows will be on view through September 26.

Artist Talk with Nancy Cohen and Katrina Bello

Nancy Cohen and Katrina Bello will be at the Art Center to talk about their shows Nancy Cohen: Atlas of Impermanence and Katrina Bello: Knowable Earth. Come listen to the artists talk about their processes, development, and techniques, and how they use art to relate to themes of environment

Arts + Cars 2021

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, in partnership with Summit Downtown, Inc. and Summit PAL, will co-host the return of Arts + Cars, the Summit Downtown Art Festival on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 10 AM–5 PM. This outdoor event will feature art for

Fall Exhibitions Related Programs

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend, the Art Center will open its fall exhibitions, The First Water Is the Body and Athena LaTocha on October 9, 1–6 PM. The First Water Is the Body features the work of 16 makers that belong to and operate in relation with Indigenous communities

Curator-led Tour of Fall Exhibitions

VACNJ Curator Mary Birmingham will lead a tour of The First Water is the Body and Athena LaTocha on Monday, October 11. This tour is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Gem Sale

Looking for the perfect stone to complete your piece? Dikra Gem Inc. will visit the Art Center on Tuesday, October 19, at 7–9 PM, to offer their collection of faceted and cabochon stones, beads, pearls, and more for purchase. Both students and faculty are welcome