We regret that Ms. Lauren Hooker's concert on Saturday, January 31 has to be postponed.

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The Watchung Arts Center offers new art exhibitions each month, performances of music, comedy, and improv
and classes for children and adults in art, photography, dance, yoga, and more.

Take a VISUAL TOUR of the Watchung Arts Center.

For a printable listing of performances and other events at WAC, click here to view our Event Calendar.

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View videos of the 2013-2014 Season's Performances

Upcoming Performances

Saturday, January 31

Lauren Hooker & Friends

February 6

Watchung Hills Regional High School Video Art Showcase

Special Event
February 7

The Improvables

Family Improv
Friday, February 20 & Saturday, February 21

NJ IDOL 2015 - Semi-final competition.

NJ IDOL 2015
Saturday, February 28

NJ IDOL 2015 - Final competition.

NJ IDOL 2015
March 6

Rio Clemente

JaZZ in the Gallery
March 14

The Improvables

Adult Improv
March 21

Russian Nights, Romantic Nocturnes
Cellist Martin Steinberg & Pianist Karen Delavan

Classicals at the Circle

Tickets for all performances, payable by personal check or cash, are available at the door 30 minutes prior to each event. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Eventbrite’s WAC page.

Click here to view a printable Event Calendar listing performances, exhibitions, and special events at the Watchung Arts Center.

NJ IDOL 2014

The finals of the 2014 NJ Idol competition were held on Saturday, March 1. The winner is:

Israel Hernandez

Israel Hernandez

Christina Nini is the first runner-up and Kasia Bzdyra the second runner-up.

More information and photos here.

An Opportunity...

WAC needs volunteers for a variety of tasks. Please see the Support page for more information.

NJ IDOL 2015

The 2015 NJ IDOL vocal competition is open to New Jersey residents ages 15—29 years of age performing all genres of music such as folk, country, pop, classical, gospel and rock. Read more about it here.


Gallery Hours

Sunday & Monday: closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 - 3 p.m.

Heinz W. Otto Gallery

Opening Reception, January 4, 1-4 PM

“Abstraction and Extraction” Photography Exhibit, curated by Nancy Ori

Lower Gallery

"Transcience", Curated by Caitlin Albright

Upcoming Exhibitions


Heinz W. Otto Gallery

"New Perspectives" curated by Rosalia Verdun

Lower Gallery

Milena Filipova

Artistic Birthday Parties at WAC

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Book an Artistic Birthday Party with professional artist/art teacher Monica Schraiber Otero for children ages 3 and up. Adult art parties are also available.

See the Parties page for more information.


Banner: Beacon Hill Jazz Band • “Daffodils,” painting by Miguel Angel Uroso • “On Thin Ice,” photo by Sheilia Lenga • photo by Monica Schraiber Otero

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