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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

October 25

Autumn Serenade featuring Marty Eigen's Beacon Hill Jazz Band, with opening act, pianist Bob Aquino

JaZZ in the Gallery
November 8


Novermber 15

The Improvables

Family Improv
November 21

Rio Clemente

JaZZ in the Gallery

ImpresaRIO Series

December 13

Marty Eigen's Beacon Hill Jazz Band Holiday Concert

JaZZ in the Gallery
Saturday, January 17

Roseann Latore Sicola

Featured Performer
Saturday, January 24

Rave On - the Music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and other legends of early Rock & Roll.

'50's Rock

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.

Fall Classes

Please check the Classes page for our fall offerings.

Children's Drawing and Painting, and adult Yoga and Zumba schedules are now available.

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.

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Gallery Hours

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

Upper Gallery

“Themed Visions: An Exhibit of Photographs”
curated by Ellen Denuto and Tom Stillman

Red Abstract - Ross Wagner

Lower Gallery

Ross Wagner: Further Adventures with an iPhone Camera

Call For Entries: New Jersey Photography Forum

20th Anniversary Gala Juried Photography Exhibit
November 1 29, 2014 at the Watchung Art Center

Call for Entries: New Art Group

Three Solo Shows Competition
Submit entries for Lower Gallery Shows in March, May or June 2015.

Upcoming Exhibitions


Opening Reception, November 1, 1-4 PM

Upper Gallery

New Jersey Photography Forum 20th Anniversary Gala Juried Photography Exhibit

Lower Gallery

Mitu Malhotra - Tales from Ma's Lap


Upper Gallery

Members’ Juried Art Exhibition

Become a member now and participate in the Members’ Show. The winner will receive a solo show in the Lower Gallery the following year. Download the flyer here.

Lower Gallery

Charlann Meluso


Upper Gallery

Abstract Photography Exhibit

Lower Gallery


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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