Check back often for updates to upcoming Classes, Workshops, Storytime,
Lectures, Partnership Programs and other Events.
November 9th - December 10th
Wednesdays - Saturdays 1-4pm
(closed on Thanksgiving day)
Come to the Arts Center to Shop for the Holidays, handmade art and one-of-a-kind items will be for sale.
Thursday, October 6th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for Turkish Coffee Night on Oct. 6th 6-8pm and enjoy the
"Art of Living Together" exhibit at the Clifton Arts Center hosted by Turkish Cultural Center NJ and Peace Islands Institute - a unique opportunity to enjoy the art exhibit. Turkish coffee, food and Noah's pudding will be served.
Crown and Country at Clifton Main Memorial Library
Exhibit: Sept. 8th - Oct. 1st
English Tea Traditions and Royal Weddings, Tea & Lecture at Main Memorial Library
Sept. 8th 1:30 - 3:30pm, $22 (Registration required)
The Clifton Arts Center presents a partnership exhibit “Crown and
Country” at Clifton Main Memorial Library at 292 Piaget Ave. Clifton, This art
exhibit is inspired by the book “Elizabeth The Queen: The Life of a Modern
Monarch” and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee of her historic reign. The exhibit
focuses on photos and replica paintings showcasing Her Majesty the Queen
Elizabeth II as an instrumental and inspirational leader for over seven decades.
The exhibit will be on display from Thursday, September 8th through
Saturday, October 1st.
In addition, there will be an Tea & Lecture on Thursday, September 8th from 1:30pm-3:30pm presented by Judith Krall-Russo who will be speaking about English Tea Traditions & Royal Weddings. Judith is a sought-after speaker who presents programs on tea and food history throughout the Metropolitan area. She is a member of The Culinary Historians of NY, Historic Foodways Society of Delaware Valley and Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association.
The cost for the Tea & Lecture program is $22. Seating is limited. Reservations are required in advance, call the Arts Center at 973-472-5499.
Refreshments served by Sally Lunn’s Tea Room & Restaurant from Chester, NJ.
Join us for StoryTime and Art at the Clifton Arts Center
Monday, August 15th
Guests are also invited to visit the Arts Center Gallery with the new exhibit by the Clifton Association of Artists " In Motion".
Limited to 20 children with a parent, to register click here.
For more information, call the Clifton Arts Center at 973-472-5499.
Join artist, art teacher and co-author Karen Goldberg and reading specialist with 40 years of teaching experience, Marianne McCarthy. They will introduce children to early childhood literacy and their book “Bumpy Books."
In addition, CAC Director, Roxanne Cammilleri will help incorporate calligraphy letters to the children's projects for an art exhibit display.
August 8th 10AM-12PM - A Literacy Presentation for parents/guardians followed by a craft for the youngsters.
August 9th, 10AM-11AM - Art reception/snacks, meet the author/artist and reading specialist presentations and display exhibit.
August 10th 10AM-12PM - A Literacy Presentation for parents/guardians followed by a craft for the youngsters.
August 11th, 10AM-11AM - Art reception/snacks, meet the author/artist and reading specialist presentations and display exhibit.
Registration Required - to register online visit the Clifton Library Calendar and select your class here. Or call the library directly at 973-772-5500.
The Clifton Arts Center and Clifton Recreation Dept. present “Breakthrough Art”:
Tuesday, July 26th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Outside the grounds of Clifton Arts Center.
This is a free event and open to all age groups. Clifton Recreation will supply the materials. Local Clifton pharmacy, Green Apple Pharmacy will provide the vaccine caps to be used to make artworks which are sanitized and safe for use. Green Apple Pharmacy will also provide water bottles and ice tea beverages for everyone that participates.
Visitors and participants will also have the opportunity to visit inside the Arts Center Gallery and view the artwork of “Genes & Genius” by Gary Erbe and Chantell Van Erbe’.
Recycling art from scrapes especially during the pandemic has been a popular art therapeutic process as well as creating unique art. Medical professionals have been creating mosaic like art from the caps and scraps. Canadian nurse, Shawn Toovey from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver stated “every vaccine cap symbolizes hope”. Dr. Julia McKillen, anesthesiologist created “Vial Cap Eye” which was published in The Journal of American Society of Anesthesiology in October of 2021. She stated, “I started collecting the caps and at the end of the day, I would look down at my collection and instead of focusing on the pain it represented, I focused on the beauty I could create.”
“Breakthrough Art” project is another way for the Clifton community to take recycle items and make them into unique and meaningful art.
Registration required. Please register online at www.cliftonrec.com.
The Clifton Arts Center presents “Art Parasols in the Garden”. a two- day enrichment workshop for a variety of ages with artist/instructor, Marisol Rodriquez. Marisol resides in Clifton and has been a first-grade elementary school teacher with 25 years of experience in education. Marisol is the founder and owner of "Parasols by Marisol" where she has honed her skills designing and hand painting oil paper, silk fabric parasols and umbrellas while incorporating them into her art creative classes, festivals and private events. Marisol believes that young children and adults should be exposed to many forms of art to enhance and express their inner creativity enabling everyone to become innovative strong leaders throughout their communities.
CHILDRENS WORKSHOP dates are for the following ages:
July 21st-22nd, 2022 for ages 5-7;
July 28th- 29th, 2022, for ages 8-10,
August 18th- 19th, 2022, for ages 9-12 from 1:30pm-3:30pm.
There is a $65 fee per each student which includes material supplies and reception. Limited seating. Please register by July 15th
SENIORS WORKSHOP dates are:
August 25th -26th from 1:30pm-3:30pm. There is reduced senior rate of $25 per student which includes material supplies and reception. Limited seating. Please register by August 19th, 2022.
This project was funded in part by Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, through the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs and will be held at the Clifton Arts Center, located on the grounds of Clifton City Municipal Complex. The area outside of the Arts Center property and park will be used, along with the inside gallery. .
Register by calling the Arts Center at (973) 472-5499
The Clifton Arts Center will present a Community Art Day on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 1pm-4pm.
Community Art Day is a day for the community at large to appreciate Art in Clifton. On this day we will have an in person special guest appearance with Miss New Jersey, Alyssa Sullivan from the Miss New Jersey Education Foundation.
Guests can visit the exhibit of Fred Staloff: Origins of a Modernist” an art collection in partnership with the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.
In addition, light refreshments will be served and walking tours of the sculpture park are also scheduled.
In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, April 3rd. Call to confirm at 973-472- 5499.
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