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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

December 13

Marty Eigen's Beacon Hill Jazz Band Holiday Concert

JaZZ in the Gallery
January 10

The Improvables

Adult Improv
Saturday, January 17

A Broadway Evening with 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
Saturday, January 31

Lauren Hooker

JaZZ in the Gallery
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

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.

Upper Gallery

Opening Reception, November 2, 1-4 PM

New Jersey Photography Forum 20th Anniversary Gala Juried Photography Exhibit

Lower Gallery

Mitu Malhotra - Tales from Ma's Lap

Call for Entries: New Art Group

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

Upcoming Exhibitions


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:  An Eclectic Collection


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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