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

Upcoming events

    • 14 Jan 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 28 Feb 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 551 Valley Road

    I Did It My WAE" Exhibit at the West Orange Arts Center Showcasing Artists from JSDD’s WAE Center
    Opening reception: Wednesday, February 1st 5-7pm at 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ

    WEST ORANGE, NJ (January 30, 2017) - Kick-off the new year with the West Orange Arts Council’s first show of 2017, the JSDD WAE Center's "I Did It My WAE" Exhibit.  An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, February 1st from 5-7pm at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road, West Orange, New Jersey.  The exhibit remains up through February 28, and the majority of the artwork is available for sale.

    On display is the work of over 20 individual artists, working out of the WAE Center Art Studio in West Orange, New Jersey. Each artist represented uses his/her own vision to create an artistic reflection for this unique show. The West Orange Arts Center exhibit focuses on a range of  two-dimensional artwork encompassing drawing, painting, photography and digital art.

    JSDD's WAE (Wellness, Art & Enrichment) Center is a nonprofit organization and alternative learning center helping members find the spark within. It provides an environment for where they learn, create, express themselves, and develop meaningful relationships. JSDD's WAE Center offers programs in writing, poetry, painting, film, music and more.

    The West Orange Arts Council’s mission is to cultivate, inspire and support the study and presentation of the performing, visual and literary arts within the community, and to foster public interest in and support of the arts in West Orange. Through education, community outreach, arts programming and facility enhancement, the West Orange Arts Council strives to enrich and enliven the quality of life of the residents of the Township of West Orange and the local community.

    The West Orange Arts Council operates the West Orange Arts Center, located at 551 Valley Road in the Valley Arts District of West Orange, New Jersey.

    • 19 Jan 2017
    • 23 Feb 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • The Arts Center
    • 10

    Business Boot camp with Gayle Mahoney

    • 14 Feb 2017
    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • 551 Valley Road

    $250 for 10 week course (No class on February 14; snow make-up date Tuesday, April 4 )

    Discover how you can use the fluidity of watercolor to paint beautiful landscapes, still life, florals and more. Through weekly demonstrations and in-class projects, you will learn a variety of techniques and approaches to many kinds of painting subjects. We will unlock the mysteries of watercolor materials and discover what materials work best for your style. Classes include weekly demonstrations, guided projects to stretch your skills, and individualized guidance for painters at every level.

    For more info, contact Gayle Mahoney at

    or call 862-596-3746

    • 25 Feb 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 551 Valley Road, WO, NJ 07052

    Art workshop Monkeybreadlife Art and Snacks

    Saturday, February 25, 12:00pm-2:00pm

    Kyra Peralte
    Come and receive a prompt to create simple art. Participants will open curated packages and follow the instructions inside to create art or a story. You will learn how to use simple activities to make meaningful connections with others and the world around you. This workshop includes all materials and is for folks that love community and art. Participants receive personalized packages to work with during the workshop. Light refreshments will be served.
    For more info, contact Kyra Peralte at

    • 26 Feb 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • AMC Theatre

     Gilda (1946) Charles Vidor

    • 1 Mar 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ


    • 5 Mar 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • AMC Theatre

     High Noon (1952) Fred Zinnemann

    • 12 Mar 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • AMC Theatre

    Ran (1985)
    Akiro Kurosaw

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ

    • 1 May 2017
    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 551 Valley Road

    May and June Pop-Up Exhibits

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