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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.

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!

Teacher’s Symposium:
Objects of Presence with Contemporary Artist Lisa Sanders
November 1–2, 2018, 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.

Road Trip
November 14, 2018, 9:30 AM–4:30 PM
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.

Getting Graphic: Novels, Memoirs & Comics
December 1, 2018, 12–7 PM
This annual event, which is free for all ages, features graphic novelists, graphic memoirists, and comic book artists showcasing and discussing their work, offering workshops and book signings, and selling merchandise. Artist talks and demonstrations will be held throughout the day, and food and drink will be available for purchase.