Art Of Event

ART OF Series

The Arts Council of Princeton proudly presents the ART OF. From collecting art to tasting wine, this series will introduce you to the endless creativity and innovation in our community. Created by locals, for locals, these all inclusive experiences require no supplies or commitment. Just call your friends and we’ll do the rest.

Below is a taste of our year-round event schedule. Check back as new events are added regularly! 

Funds raised from this series allow us to continue offering free high quality community cultural events and outreach programs.

Saturday, January 21, 7-11pm | Hosted at the ACP
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Dress in your best red threads and immerse yourself in Salsa and Bachata with instructor Mike Andino of Estilo Dance Studio!  After you’ve perfected your moves, the music by DJ Poli, one of Philly’s top Latin DJs, will keep you on the dance floor all evening. Enjoy beer and wine and delicious bites!

Proceeds from this fundraiser will support smART kids, the Arts Council’s arts enrichment program for our community’s middle school students from low to moderate income families. Thank you for helping us build community through the arts.

Sunday, January 22nd 3-4:30pm | Hosted at the ACP
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Chocolate connoisseur, Alex Pimentel, will guide this artisanal chocolate making workshop using organic cacao from Peru. Design and make your own custom gourmet chocolate bars to take home! Adults and children above the age of 10 are all welcome.
 

Friday, February 10, 5-7pm |  Hosted at the ACP
SOLD OUT

Give pottery a whirl! Award-winning ceramicist and ACP Executive Director Adam Welch will introduce you to the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Watch a quick, detailed demo on the wheel — then it’s your turn! You throw, choose your glaze, and we take care of the rest. Your finished piece will be ready for pick-up in a few weeks.

Tickets include this small-group tutorial and a glass of wine. No experience required, just come eager to play with clay and have some fun.

Thursday, March 9, 5:30pm | Hosted at the ACP
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Take a shot and experience the ART OF Distilling!

Nestled in the rolling Sourland Mountains of the Hopewell Valley, family-owned Sourland Mountain Spirits lovingly distills, ages, fills, and labels award-winning spirits highlighted by their double gold medal flagship gin. Led by co-founder, Erica Disch, this intimate tasting experience consists of the exploration of three different Sourland Mountain Spirits. Erica will immerse you in the smells and flavors of a true craft experience.

Each participant will receive a hand-crafted ceramic tasting glass made by Arts Council of Princeton Executive Director and award-winning ceramicist Adam Welch. Enjoy light refreshments as you sip your spirits! 

Saturday, March 11, 4-6pm
Hosted at the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton

more details and tickets coming soon!

Sunday, April 16, 3-5pm – Hosted at the ACP
FREE –
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with artist Ruthann Traylor, Director of Homefront’s ArtSpace, for this special workshop to learn how to merge the literary and visual arts. Bring your favorite poem, a few lines of verse, or better yet, something you may have written yourself – whatever inspires you to create your own visual art piece. Materials for this all-ages workshop are provided, but you are welcome and encouraged to bring any special items you can use to make the piece your own – old photos, a bit of ribbon, a love letter – and learn how to incorporate them into a collage, mixed media painting, or as your subject for a drawing or painting. Words can be optional or worked into the design because we all know that sometimes roses are not always red. 

No experience necessary and beginners are encouraged. Come relax, have fun, and leave with a unique beautiful piece of art all your own! 

Thursday, June 1, 5:30-7pm  |  Hosted at the ACP
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Beer lovers and Epicurous, don’t miss this unforgettable experience! Charles Nouwen, Beer Sommelier and Master Brewer from Belgium, will take you on a journey to enjoy the best of fine beers and boutique cheeses paired together. Through stories, anecdotes and fun facts, you will learn why these two historical farm products are made for each other. Four carefully selected pairings along with artisanal breads and fruits will have your tastebuds singing!

To learn more about Charles, click here.

More information:

We want to see you! If ticket price gets in the way right now, just click here and we’ll see what we can do to help. 

Current ACP members receive 10% off all ART OF events. To collect your discounted ticket, please email Emma Stephens, Development Associate.

Consider our “Buy one, GIVE one” ticket option to help others attend these events. Our goal for the ART OF series is to add to our list of accessible opportunities for everyone in our community to celebrate the talent and innovation that surrounds us!  

PAST EVENTS:

Thursday, December 1, 6 to 7:30pm | Hosted at the ACP
SOLD OUT

Rebecca Kutzer-Rice, owner of Moonshot Farm – a specialty cut flower farm in East Windsor, will guide as you create the perfect holiday wreath or centerpiece to help kick off the season. You will quickly learn why Moonshot classes and events are a community favorite.

Thursday, November 10, 6-8pm | Hosted at Kathy & Jamie Herring’s Princeton home
SOLD OUT

Learn to navigate life’s uncertainties and use astrology to paint a portrait of your life. Join Debora Haines, author of Moonstones: Fall Equinox for dinner and explore how astrology, astronomy and gemology can help us better understand our nature and the complexities of the personalities which surround us. Each attendee will receive a copy of Moonstones: Fall Equinox, a novel which draws inspiration from years spent studying the art of astrology. 

Saturday October 22, 6-9pm | @ the home of Michelle & George Lambros’ 

Join us to celebrate Karima Muyaes, an internationally renowned Mexican artist. The evening will feature an artist talk from Karima and dinner hosted at Michelle and George Lambros’ art-filled Princeton home. View Karima’s work on exhibit in our Solley Lobby Gallery October 17 through November 7.

Sunday October 9, 5-6:30pm | @ ACP
SOLD OUT

Join Terra Momo’s Carlo Momo and wine expert Lionel de Ravel as they continue their battle to determine which country offers superior wines: Spain or France. After tasting four wines from two storied old-world wine producing countries, you will be ready to take a side!  Enjoy light refreshments and wine related banter. 

Admission includes a bottle of wine from a collection curated by Carlo and Lionel. 

Saturday October 1, 10-11am | @ ACP
FREE – SOLD OUT

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Preschool teacher, Bentley Drezner, will host a fun and collaborative workshop for preschoolers and their caregivers to explore free and easy ways to promote imagination and creative play. A bagel and coffee breakfast will follow! 

Sunday September 18, 3-4:30pm | @ Grounds for Sculpture
SOLD OUT 

Join Grounds for Sculpture Horticulturist, Janis Napoli, to tour the spectacular grounds and learn about the wide variety of native and exotic trees and plants that grace the 42-acre sculpture park and museum. 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

BENEFACTOR

Timothy M. Andrews


DEVOTEE



JENIAH "KOOKIE" JOHNSON & TOM SHEERAN


Maryellen McQuade & David Chung


LYDIA & JOHAN PFEIFFER


Tamara Simpkins Franklin


ANDREA & CHRISTOPHER MECRAY

TINA & DANIEL MOTTO



NINA & EDWARD STELMAKH


Karen & Tom Wilkinson
INTERESTED IN SERIES OR SINGULAR EVENT SPONSORSHIP?
CONTACT LIZA PECK AT LPECK@ARTSCOUNCILOFPRINCETON.ORG 
OR CALL 609.924.8777 EXT 109
Click here to view sponsorship levels and benefits information.