Our mission is to cultivate, inspire and support the arts within our community.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 28 May 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • West Orange Arts Center


    “3 Women…3 Perspectives”

    April 28—May 28
    Featuring the art of  
    Amelia Panico, Lisa Suss and Heidi Sussman

    Opening reception will be held on Friday,
    April 28 from 5-7 pm

    The West Orange Arts Council is pleased to announce the latest art exhibit in the Art Center Galleries--“3 Women… 3 Perspectives” featuring the art of WOAC board members  Amelia Panico, Lisa Suss and Heidi Sussman. Each of the three women offers her own distinctive perspective which shows a diversity of subject as well as a wide range of process.  

    Located at 551 Valley Road, West Orange, on the same block as Luna Stage, the show will open on April 28 and be on display through May 28. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 28 from 5-7 pm.  Read full article...

    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The WO Public Library

    The Friends of the West Orange Library is hosting a gala from 5:30-7:30 on Sunday, April 30, to celebrate its one-year anniversary, the completion of the façade repairs and to show off the new community space. WOAC has been asked to exhibit members’ work in the new space for the occasion.


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    Friends gala call-4, 17.docx

    Friends.WOAC loan

    Thank you, 

    The West Orange Arts Council

    • 6 May 2017
    • 13 May 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • The WO Arts Center

    Build your own artist website using Squarespace
    Two Saturdays (with homework in between)

    May 6 and May 13 10-4pm
    $300 - Limited to 6 attendees
    West Orange Arts Center
    551 Valley Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052

    This intensive, hands-on course will guide you in creating your own professional artist website with a beautiful design, clean and compelling content, with shopping cart option. Squarespace is a powerful, easy-to-use web platform designed with artists and creative entrepreneurs in mind. This is a great workshop for those starting from scratch on their sites, or looking for extra training on a Squarespace site they already have. More than just a tech class, the workshop will help you create the content every artist website should have.

    Your website will include: Home page, Portfolio(s), Artist Statement, Artist Bio, Blog, Contact. Optional: Artist Resume/CV, Links page, shopping cart if you want to sell through your website. Requirements: Basic computer literacy, such as ability to use email, web, Word, etc. You will also need to bring a laptop and power cord to the workshop.

    For more info or to register, visit or email

    • 16 May 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • West Orange Art Center 551 Valley, WO, NJ

    Paint a National Park landscape with Amelia Panico

    • 3 Jun 2017
    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 551 Valley Road

     June Pop-Up Exhibits

    Click here for Guidelines

    • 8 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • West Orange Arts Council

    Heidi Sussman one day workshop on hot and cold wax techniques for enhancing your photos.

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