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(SUMMIT, NJ) -- For the next two weeks, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) will temporarily transform its gallery space into a laboratory for social practice. The short-term residency program, taking place during the weeks of August 6 and August 13, will feature four artists involved in the contemporary art movement known as socially engaged art. Work created with this philosophy in mind focuses on collaboration between the artist and individuals, communities, and institutions and can take many forms. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Arts Education at NJPAC announces the new 2017 Fall Saturday Program, offering students a diverse selection of classes in dance, music, theater and visual arts on Saturdays.  Beginner and experienced students can participate in a creative curriculum that allows them to explore and develop their authentic artistic voice, and also enhance their health, confidence, self-expression and social skills – all while relaxing and having fun!... READ ON

(BALTIMORE, MD) -- Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced 33 grants through its 2017-2018 ArtsCONNECT program. These grants will provide $251,900 in support of tours by eight performing artists and ensembles, including two commissioning tours, at 29 different performing arts presenters in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Grantees include a mix of independent and university-based presenters from urban, suburban and rural communities across the mid-Atlantic region. ... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- You don't have to be Martha Stewart to create home-crafted décor and art instructor Juliana Jost is ready to show you how to do it in only two hours.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey State Council on the Arts awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council's 51st Annual Meeting held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton on July 25. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has partnered with Lyft as its rideshare partner. Visitors to the popular New Jersey venue will now have the added convenience of using the Lyft button in the new NJPAC mobile app to call a ride to or from the venue, removing parking from their planning process.... READ ON

(BALTIMORE, MD) -- Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) elected the following officers for its fiscal year 2018 at a board meeting in Baltimore on May 12, 2017: E. Scott Johnson (MD), Chair; Hal Real (DE), Vice Chair; Barbara Bershon (MD), Secretary; and J. Mack Wathen (DE), Treasurer.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Will "Kasso" Condry, an artist born and raised in Trenton who is known for his murals around the city. will have his work shown at Artworks in an exhibition called "Urban Legend."  The exhibit runs from August 1 through August 31. A reception will take place on August 5th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Structural Landscapes is a gallery show of two firsts.  It is the first solo show by Gregg Rosen, a Jersey City-based artist and art educator. Structural Landscapes is also the first gallery show to be presented by the Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC) –a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to be an advocate and ambassador for the arts and artists in Jersey City – at its new headquarters and art gallery, JCAC Gallery at ShuaSpace, 340 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.... READ ON

(STONE HARBOR, NJ) -- Ocean Galleries welcomes world-renowned pop artist, Romero Britto, for his first ever exhibition in Stone Harbor, NJ.  “Romero Britto – Brilliant World of Color” will include an impressive collection of artwork and sculptures on display at Ocean Galleries beginning Friday, August 4 through Tuesday, August 8, 2017.... READ ON

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