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, 2017Cabernet Cabaret

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, 2017Mini-Camp

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, 2017Art Awards

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, 2017Arts Council of Princeton MLK Day

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, 20176574

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

A Legacy of Influence

by Charles David VieraJanuary 1, 2017img_2509

The question could be asked: “Why a Philip Pearlstein : A Legacy of Influence exhibition and why the inclusion of this group of artists?” The answer lies not only in Pearlstein’s wonderful artworks, as they have been thoroughly examined over the years, but also in his teachings, to examine the effect he has had on the artwork and attitudes of those that have studied with him. Like myself, every artist in this exhibition has benefited by Pearlstein’s guidance, and all have gone on to make

Building Community Through The Arts

by Jeff NathansonDecember 28, 2016jeff

Dear Friends, As I approach the end of the year and my tenure with the Arts Council, I find myself reflecting on the many successes we have achieved over the past 11 ½ years that I have served as Executive Director. It has taken many people with vision, determination and dedication to achieve, and exceed, the goals developed almost two decades ago. I have been honored to work with so many of you in advancing our mission of Building Community Through the Arts. The reality

Investing In The Arts

by Chris MecrayDecember 19, 2016Annual Fund

A message from recently appointed Arts Council of Princeton Board of Trustee, Chris Mecray: Giving back to my community with either time or money is both a fundamental obligation and a privilege as a citizen. I actively seek local organizations for this purpose. When I became a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arts Council of Princeton, I knew I was working with a special cause. The Arts Council is truly a great organization in that it makes a profound impact as an

What I Did Last Summer

by Arts Council Marketing TeamDecember 12, 2016mommalew

Part of what makes the Arts Council of Princeton so unique is the variety of educational opportunities that we are able to offer our community. While you’ve read about the profound impact of our community outreach programming including ArtsExchange and Creative Aging, we are pleased to offer, in tandem, classes and workshops for every age and interest. The ACP is especially proud of our award-winning summer camps, offering children, preteens, and teens the opportunity to immerse themselves in artistic expression in a team-building environment. This