Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Founded in 1933, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Comprised of a renowned studio school with a full exhibition, education and programming schedule, the Art Center receives over 60,000 visitors each year and is wheelchair-accessible.
The non-profit Art Center includes a nine-studio art school, four interior galleries and an outdoor Sculpture Park. Guided tours are available by appointment for school, community and adult groups. The Art Center is available for children’s art birthday parties and facility rentals.
The Art Center offers studio classes and workshops throughout the year for kids, teens and adults in a broad range of areas, including: painting, sculpture, ceramics, and digital photography. Summer Art Camp is offered for kids and teens ages 5-15. A Summer Saturday Art Camp is also available for kids ages 6-9. Teens ages 16-18 may participate in a Portfolio Development Intensive program to work on their entrance portfolio for submission to fine arts colleges.
- Fax: 908-273-1457
- Hours: Business Office: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Gallery: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 10am - 5pm; Thu 10am - 8pm; Sat & Sun, 11am - 4pm. Call on holidays for special hours.
- Handicap Accessible: The facilities are wheelchair accessible. If an individual requires special accommodations, the center requires a written request at least 30 business days prior.
- Ticket information: Suggested donation is of $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. Memberships are also available, which can include discounts on classes, eligibility to participate in the annual Member's Show and more.
- Student discounts: Yes
- Senior discounts: Yes
- Private parties: Yes
- Food/drink: Yes
- Alcohol served: Yes
- Parking: Free lot
- Art specialties: Multimedia, Painting, Prints, Sculpture
- Number of students: 900
- Financial aid: Yes
- Student-to-teacher ratio: Varies; Anywhere from 1:4 to 1:15
- Number of faculty: 87