Upcoming Events

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

Raku-Fest Fall 2021

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

Raku-Fest at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24, 10 AM­–4 PM Join us for Raku-Fest! Raku-Fest showcases a unique ceramic firing process in which red-hot ceramic pieces are transferred directly from the kiln into a container of

Meet the filmmakers: “Conscience Point”

The Film Society of Summit and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey are bringing together a panel to discuss the documentary Conscience Point. VACNJ Curator Mary Birmingham will moderate a discussion with native rights activist Becky Hill-Genia and Treva Wurmfeld, producer/writer/director/editor of the film

The Scavenger Hunt (Writing & Drawing)—Virtual Workshop

In this virtual workshop, participants will be encouraged to search and find items in their personal spaces that can be transformed into layered multimedia expressions. Canvas paper, watercolors, magazines, and found items around personal space will be listed to bring to this virtual workshop.

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 Saturday, November 13. This tour is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.