The Arts Council of Princeton fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of arts and arts education programs including studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and media arts, exhibitions, performances, and free community cultural
The Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery was founded in 2008 and has won Favorite Art Gallery in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards for six of the past seven years. Located in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the Taplin Gallery is run by ACP artistic director Maria Evans and has featured artists such as Philip Pearlstein, Polly Apfelbaum, and Willie Cole, among other notable artists. The Taplin hosts a variety of events that are free and open to the public, including gallery openings and artist talks, as well as educational programming for local students K-12. ACP exhibitions and related educational programs receive funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Bob and Cynthia Hendrickson, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.
Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region. Creating art and learning from working artists and performers in intimate artistic encounters directly addresses the Arts Council's mission, Building Community Through the Arts. Through these creative encounters, all people are encouraged to engage in the creative process. We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops for all skill levels, ages 4 to 104 - and ten weeks of Summer Art Camp, ages 5-16. Scholarships available for classes, camp and workshops.
Join the Arts Council of Princeton as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of interactive workshops, music, and discussions as they relate to Dr. King’s life, teachings, and civic engagement. 9-10am Community Breakfast featuring speakers Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and Ruha Benjamin, author & Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University; 10-11:30am Hands On! Art and history activities Canned food drive; 10:30 – Storytime with JaZams; 11:30am-12pm Gospel Performance. This free community event is held in collaboration with Princeton University, the Paul Robeson House, jaZams, Princeton Family YMCA, the Historical Society of Princeton, and the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.