Your Personal Invite to Our 49th Arts Festival

by Arts Council Marketing TeamApril 19, 2019

We’re back at it again!   Communiversity ArtsFest 2019 will bring you the ultimate celebration of all things colorful, entertaining, and original in life! Join us on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 1-6pm in Downtown Princeton for the 49th anniversary of the biggest outdoor arts festival of the year.   This largest and longest running cultural event began in 1970, then known as the “Art People’s Party.” From an intimate triumph on the lawn of Nassau Hall, the festivities have grown into the renowned town-and-gown

The Skulls Made of Sugar

by Arts Council Marketing TeamOctober 29, 2018

  What is the Day of the Dead? The Day of the Dead, also known as Día de los Muertos, is a celebration of life while remembering and honoring those who passed away before us. It is BIG FIESTA in which the living pays tribute to the dead in a festive, artistic, and creative way. Día de los Muertos, as it is celebrated today, is a blend between rites and traditions from ancient civilizations that live in the American continent for about 3,000 years and European traditions

Vinyl & Velvet

by Dawn McClatchyMay 8, 2018

I’m thrilled to be part of Pinot to Picasso ~ Vintage 1968. This event, titled “Vinyl & Velvet”, is inspired by the art and music scene in New York City, 50 years ago. During this time, Andy Warhol and his “Factory” were creating pop art for the masses and Velvet Underground pumped out tunes that would later be considered the birth of punk rock. At this same time, Allen Ginsberg created work that would speak for a generation. The roots of this transformative arts scene

Thank You From Taneshia Nash Laird

by Arts Council Marketing TeamMay 1, 2018

  On behalf of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Board of Trustees and staff, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in this year’s Communiversity ArtsFest. With over 200 participants consisting of artists, merchants, food vendors and nonprofits, plus hundred of volunteers and the tens of thousands of visitors who came through downtown Princeton, it was an amazing day for all. This year, we turned our focus to Princeton-based artists and businesses to give the event that special hometown feel. If you

Defying Gravity!

by Arts Council Marketing TeamFebruary 6, 2018

February is the month of Valentine’s Day, small sprouts of spring, and Cabernet Cabaret! This year marks our sixth annual cabernet-infused performance with Sarah Donner and special guests Mark Applegate, Matthew Campbell, and Rebecca Mullaney. A night of live music filled with drama, romance and comedy is essential for the most romantic month of the year. The theme of this year’s performance is “Defying Gravity: Songs of Journeys & Transformation.” Sarah Donner is a singer/songwriter recently relocated back to her hometown of New Bedford MA. She

Commemorate and Celebrate MLK with the ACP

by Arts Council Marketing TeamJanuary 10, 2018

Please join us on your day off from school and work to observe  Martin Luther King Jr. Day , Monday, January 15, with  community breakfast, free activities, music, and more!   Beginning with a free community  breakfast at 9am, the Arts Council opens the doors of our Paul Robeson Center for the Arts to the community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of live music, interactive workshops, discussions, and film as they relate to Dr. King’s life,

#GivingTuesday: A Message From Courtney Brettle

by Courtney BrettleNovember 26, 2017

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. It’s celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, (this year on November 28), and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on end-of-year giving. As the year comes to a close, we often think of holidays and time with friends and family. It’s also a time of reflection – what we’re thankful for and what we still have yet to accomplish. For me, I like to think

50 Years Of Building Community Through The Arts

by ACP Board of TrusteesNovember 19, 2017

This year the Arts Council of Princeton celebrates fifty years of transforming lives and building community through the arts. We do this via our arts education, camps, outreach programs, gallery exhibitions, stage performances and community events. We are especially proud of our outreach work which comprises several hundreds of hours of free programs annually for our most vulnerable residents. We provide low-income children a safe place to be creative and seniors an opportunity to heal through the artistic process. We depend on donors who understand

A New Initiative For Our Solley Theater: Community Stage

by Arts Council Marketing TeamNovember 12, 2017

The Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to bring our Community Stage initiative to the Solley Theater throughout the year. Community Stage productions are free (or nearly free) events hosted by the Arts Council at the Solley Theater in collaboration with local artists and organizations. This is just one of the ways we bring accessible, innovative, entertaining, and cultural performances to the Princeton community. Here’s what’s happening in our Solley Theater: Wednesday, November 15 at 7pm, poet, novelist and cultural icon Ntozake Shange will be

My Amazing Summer at the ACP

by Chelsea Mia PierreAugust 21, 2017

As I was approaching the end of my junior year at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, I grew anxious about my lack of experience in a professional work setting. I was accepted into an internship program at a recording studio, but it was hours away from my home in Princeton, and it just wouldn’t work. My mom suggested I contact the Arts Council of Princeton – after all, I did have a history there. I interviewed for the position the same week I came home