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Sunday, April 26

RESCHEDULED: Communiversity 2020

- Free and Open to the Public!
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Now celebrating its 50th year, Communiversity draws more than 40,000 art lovers and fun seekers to downtown Princeton, making it Central New Jersey’s largest and longest-running cultural event. Produced by the Arts Council of Princeton with participation from the students of Princeton University and support from the town of Princeton, Communiversity features over 225 booths of artists, artisans, merchants, and nonprofits, globally-inspired from local chefs, plus six stages of continuous live entertainment.

Communiversity is FREE to attend. Rain or shine!

Monday, April 27

CANCELLED: Open Drawing Workshop


This workshop has been cancelled.

Open Drawing Workshop is a monitored, non-instructional workshop in which artists can work at their own pace in the medium of their selection (no turpentine-based oil paints, please) from a live nude model in short and sustained poses. Chairs and a limited number of easels are available. Students must provide their own materials. Come as often as you like throughout the year!

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED —just drop in and pay at the door ($15/$13 ACP members). Canceled on all Holiday Mondays.

Tuesday, April 28

In Conversation with Marlon Davila & Timothy M. Andrews


Watch the recording of this talk here! Use password: 7U@?N$4S


Join the Arts Council as we host a virtual artist talk with Marlon Davila!

Marlon was the ACP’s Fall Artist-in-Residence behind the Journey mural at Lupita’s Groceries at Leigh Avenue & John Street. Marlon will be interviewed by Tim Andrews, art collector and major supporter of the Artist-in-Residence program. Learn about Marlon’s inspiration and artistic journey, the process of mural painting, working as an artist-in-residence, and what he’s up to now. The conversation will conclude with the opportunity to ask questions of both Marlon and/or Tim.

This talk is free and open to the public. Register in advance by clicking here!

Read about Marlon’s Journey Mural:

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Wednesday, April 29

Thursday, April 30

Free Virtual Drawing Class Landscapes with Princeton University Art Museum: Drawing Interior Spaces

- Free!

The Arts Council is partnering with the Princeton University Art Museum to provide free, live, online art-making experiences.

These “Late Thursday” weekly drawing classes will be taught by ACP artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. Each week’s lesson will feature works from the Art Museum’s collections, and will relate to the Art Museum’s weekly online curatorial lecture. Techniques will emphasize drawing with pencil and paper.

This week’s lesson is inspired by our conversation between Sir David Adjaye, the architect designing a new home for the Princeton University Art Museum, and Museum Director James Steward. Join us at 8 p.m. as we focus on drawing interior spaces. Learn more!

Friday, May 1

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Mobius Percussion Performance - Art & Music: Touching Sound

- Free and Open to the Public!

This event will be rescheduled for Fall 2020. For updates regarding the Arts Council’s response to COVID-19, please click here.  

Join us for a special performance in conjunction with the current exhibition, Art and Music: Touching Sound by the Princeton Artist Alliance.

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Mobius Percussion is an ensemble of up-and-coming musicians that bring a visual and theatrical edge to their performances. By working with a wide range of collaborators including videographers, dancers, fashion designers, thespians, and like-minded composers, they are breaking down the traditions of classical music performance in favor of an immersive concert experience. The Brooklyn-based quartet (comprised of Mika Godbole, Nicole Patrick, Victor Pablo, and Nate Tucker) performs frequently throughout the tristate area at venues such as (le) Poisson Rouge, Baby’s All Right, Shapeshifter Lounge, and the Princeton Sound Kitchen and have been guest artists on Vicky Chow’s Contagious Sounds Series, Andrea Clearfield’s Salon Series, The Firehouse New Music Series, and So Percussion’s Brooklyn Bound. Upcoming projects include an oratorio by composer Wally Gunn and poet Maria Zajkowsi with the celebrated vocal sexted Variant Six and pieces by Princeton composers Gemma Peacocke and Emma O’Halloran in a collaboration with Iarla O’Lionaird of The Gloaming. Mobius recently earned a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant to work with Jacob Cooper on a new percussion quartet.

Most recently, Mobius has been featured on performances at New York Live Arts for the Rebecca Lazier/Dan Trueman work There Might Be Others, for which they received the acclaimed 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design, and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. To date, Mobius has produced four music video projects featuring the works of emerging composers. Their most recent project was the result of a collaboration with videographer Evan Chapman and dancers Myssi Robinson and Kyle Marshall on a series of four live performance videos featuring selections from Elliot Cole’s Postludes for bowed vibraphone. In the next year, the ensemble will begin working on a music video for Jason Treuting’s Paper Melodies (My Music Box Music), a 30-minute work that was commissioned by Mobius and received its premiere performance in January, 2015.

In the fall of 2014, Mobius collaborated with the critically acclaimed Pig Iron Theatre Company in a week long workshop at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.  Through improvisation and the guidance of artistic director Dan Rothenburg and composer Troy Herion, Mobius worked with movers and vocalists in developing a new theatrical production on the topics of climate change and the tension between the youth and the elderly modern society.​

In addition to their regular performance schedule, Mobius has given masterclasses and concerts at numerous universities throughout the nation including the Curtis Institute of Music, Rutgers University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and the University of Southern California. They have also worked with education programs such as the American Composers Orchestra Music Factory Youth Education Program, the Juilliard Music Advancement Program, and the Millhill Child & Family Development Center.

Mobius Percussion proudly endorses Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets and StickMan drumstick clips.

Saturday, May 2