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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.

Fall Exhibitions Opening
September 28, 2018, 6:30–8:30 PM
The Art Center’s fall exhibitions will open at the Art Center on September 28. Exhibitions featured include Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue, Messages from the Interior, and Stair-gazing: Theda Sandiford. 

Members Shows Opening
September 28, 2018, 6:30–8:30 PM
Visit the Art Center on September 28 to check out our current Members Shows: Linda Jacobs: Looking at Art, appearing in Ann’s Place Gallery, and Leslie Ford: Seasonal, appearing in the Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery

Art to Table: Black and Blue
October 17, 2018, 10:45 AM–2 PM
Our Art to Table events are for anyone who loves inspiring art and delicious food! Join us for a tour of our fall exhibition, Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue, led by Curator Mary Birmingham, 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!

Bourbon Bash: Going Hog Wild for Art
October 26, 2018, 7–10 PM
The Art Center’s fall fundraiser, Bourbon Bash: Going Hog Wild for Art will feature Jim Beam’s craft whiskey portfolio as well as Maker’s Mark bourbon cocktails, thoughtfully paired with delectable bites by Summit House Restaurant + Bar. Live music from a five-man country-jazz band, the String Gliders out of Brooklyn, will keep your toes tapping. And to make the night even more exciting, attendees will have the chance to bid on a variety of unique artworks, many by self-taught or “outsider” artists in a not-to-be-missed silent auction. This promises to be the must-attend party of the fall!

Road Trip
November 14, 2018
Curator Mary Birmingham shares her insider knowledge of the contemporary art scene providing you with insider access to galleries, art studios, and museums for an unparalleled experience.