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

Pop Into ACP’s Pop In Space

by Arts Council Marketing TeamAugust 13, 2017

If you’ve been enjoying the warm summer days in Princeton, you may have noticed something new “pop” up on Palmer Square. The Arts Council of Princeton’s new Pop In space at 10 Hulfish Street has given the public another setting this summer to invest in their creative energy by offering donation-based workshops in interests ranging from the arts, robotics, the environment, toys, and more! The Arts Council kicked off Pop In programming on July 20 with the Affirmative Art Project. This free, all-ages workshop encouraged

Summer’s Not Over Yet!

by ACP Education TeamJuly 27, 2017

The Arts Council of Princeton’s summer camps are in full swing and we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming hundreds of energized campers, ages 5-16. The time has flown by since the start of camp in June, but there is still so much more fun to be had, and creativity to be explored, until our camp concludes on September 1st. This summer’s camps have brought an air of excitement into the Paul Robeson Center’s halls and studios, along with the echoing sounds of laughter as art