Your Guide to Communiversity ArtsFest 2017

by Taneshia Nash LairdApril 21, 2017

On behalf of the Arts Council of Princeton, we are so excited to welcome you to Communiversity ArtsFest – Sunday April 30, 2017 from 1-6pm in Downtown Princeton! From its humble beginnings as the “Art People’s Party” on the lawn of Nassau Hall in 1970, Communiversity has grown and evolved into what is now Central Jersey’s largest and longest running cultural event, attracting more than 40,000 art-enthusiasts and fun-seekers. We are pleased to partner with the students of Princeton University and the town of Princeton

Honoring Paul Robeson

by Ben ColbertMarch 26, 2017

The house on the corner of Witherspoon and Green Streets has been the focal point for advancement of the African American community in Princeton for over a century. It was the residence of Reverend Drew Robeson and his family when he was appointed pastor of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in 1879. Paul, his youngest son, was born there on April 9, 1898. The Paul Robeson House of Princeton, as it’s now called, is dedicated as a memorial to Paul Robeson with special emphasis on his commitment to

Meet Erin Armington

by Erin ArmingtonMarch 23, 2017

Welcome to our Meet the ACP Staff blog series! This is our way of introducing the community to the incredible individuals behind the day-to-day operations of the Arts Council of Princeton. Meet Erin Armington, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Office Administrator. You wear many hats at the ACP. What is your favorite part about your role? EA: As Office Administrator, I am involved with rentals, membership, ticketing, birthday parties, and so many other functions of the Arts Council. I enjoy playing a part in almost

Meet Maria Evans

by Arts Council Marketing TeamFebruary 27, 2017

Welcome to our new series, Meet the ACP Staff! This is our way of introducing the community to the incredible individuals behind the day-to-day operations of the Arts Council of Princeton.  Meet Maria Evans, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Artistic Director. What is your role at the Arts Council? ME: I’ve had many positions at the Arts Council over the years and now I serve as the Artistic Director. My first job at the Arts Council was teaching a children’s ceramics class once a week

The Miracle That Is Cafe Improv

by Tom FlorekFebruary 17, 2017

We like to say that every episode of Cafe Improv is a miracle. Since 1990, Cafe Improv has been a regular monthly live concert series, and since 1998, Cafe Improv has been a mainstay on the schedule of Princeton Community Television and the Arts Council of Princeton. After all of these years, Cafe Improv continues to bring exciting local music, poetry and comedy to our community. Our all-volunteer crew loves to be part of a series that presents music that comes straight to your ears

Transposed!

by Sarah DonnerFebruary 10, 2017

Well, it’s February, so you know what that means: it’s time for Cabernet Cabaret, a cabernet-infused performance in the most romantic month of the year! Each year I return to the Solley Theater with special guests for a night of live music filled with drama, romance and comedy. This will be our fifth year performing Cabernet Cabaret. I am so excited to bring a fresh theme to the show with our Transposed! theme. In the past, we have chosen our program based on our voice

No School? No Problem!

by OSheila EuralFebruary 3, 2017

On February 17, February 20, and March 17, Princeton schools will be closed. Don’t worry – we’ve got your family covered! The Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to offer one-day mini-camps for upcoming school closings for all Princeton Public Schools. Each mini-camp runs from 9am-3:30pm and features mixed media visual arts options for ages 5-10 and digital arts options for ages 10-13. Read more about the ACP’s unique opportunities for art enrichment on days off from school: February 17 A Heart for Art [ages 5-10]:

We Need Your Vote!

by Arts Council Marketing TeamJanuary 27, 2017

The Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to announce that we have been nominated for People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Art Gallery, Favorite Adult Art Classes, and Favorite Visual Art Camp! The yearly awards program, now in its ninth year, is run by Discover Jersey Arts, who pays tribute to the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations. The time has come for lovers of the arts throughout the state to vote for their favorite New Jersey arts organizations. Show your support

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of MLK

by Arts Council Marketing TeamJanuary 11, 2017

The Arts Council of Princeton fulfills its mission of Building Community Through the Arts by presenting a wide range of arts and arts education programs, including free community cultural events. These programs enable and encourage attendees of all ages to be introduced to different cultures, learn about important leaders, and engage in a high-quality artistic experience. One of the ACP’s most popular and well-attended community program each year is the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day event. This year’s MLK Day event will take place

Meet Melissa Ruopp

by Arts Council Marketing TeamJanuary 6, 2017

Welcome to our new series, Meet the ACP Staff! This is our way of introducing the community to the incredible individuals behind the day-to-day operations of the Arts Council of Princeton.  First up, Melissa Ruopp (rhymes with cup!), the Arts Council of Princeton’s Education Manager. 1. What is your role at the Arts Council? MR: As the Education Manager, I manage the classes that happen at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts each semester, the after-school Art Clubs at elementary schools and class partnerships with