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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey offers a variety of arts and humanities-based events that inspire and educate audiences throughout the year. These events include artist talks, lectures, film screenings, theatrical performances, and exhibition-related programs open to all ages.

Winter Break Workshops for Kids, Tweens, and Teens
December 26–28, 2018
Calling all creative kids, tweens, and teens. The Art Center is running winter workshops for aspiring artists ages 5–9, 10–12, and 13–17 the last week of December (December 26–28)! Each session features an art project inspired by the winter season, using a variety of art media and techniques. Sign up for just a morning or afternoon workshop, or pack a lunch and spend the day at the Art Center.

Winter Break Classes for Adults
January 2–4, 2019
Winter break at the Art Center isn’t just for the kids—we offer a series of classes and workshops for adults too. It’s the perfect time to sharpen your current skills or give a new medium a try.

Art to Table
January 9, 2019, 10:45 AM–2 PM
Our Art to Table events are for anyone who loves inspiring art and delicious food! Join us on Wednesday, January 9, for a tour of our fall exhibition, Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue, followed by a special prix fixe 2-course menu at Summit House Restaurant + Bar, in Downtown Summit. Bring your friends and enjoy a day of fine art and fine food!

Teachers’ Symposium:
Objects of Presence with Contemporary Artist Lisa Sanders
January 18, 2019, 9 AM–3 PM
Our teacher’s symposium events offer unique professional development opportunities for art educators to come together and learn new creative skills to bring back to their classroom. The programs include a presentation by a leading contemporary artist, a hands-on artmaking workshop with the artist, gallery exercises exploring ways to view and interpret contemporary art, six professional development hours upon completion of the symposium, and take home lesson plans.

Fall Exhibitions Last Look
January 27, 2019, 3–5 PM
Join us for the last day of our fall exhibitions, as we host an informal talk and closing reception with exhibiting artists Kevin Sampson, Fred Scruton, and Theda Sandiford.

Art to Table
March 20, 2019, 10:45 AM–2 PM
Our Art to Table events are for anyone who loves inspiring art and delicious food! Join us on Wednesday, January 9, for a tour of our winter exhibitions followed by a special prix fixe 2-course menu at Summit House Restaurant + Bar, in Downtown Summit. Bring your friends and enjoy a day of fine art and fine food!

Pop Goes the Gala!
April 6
This pop-art themed evening will feature a delicious three-course dinner as well as live and silent auctions. Celebrity auctioneer C.K. Swett returns to host a live auction of amazing art and thrilling experiences. This promises to be Summit’s party of the spring! Tickets will be available in February!