ValleyArts is an umbrella organization working together with residents, merchants and arts organizations dedicated to building a vital and creative place to live and work. We are located on the border of Orange and West Orange around the NJ Transit Highland Avenue Train Station, in the neighborhood known as the Valley Arts District.
ValleyArts is a non-profit community organization started in 2005. It seeks to provide a platform for art as an economic and cultural driver in the 15 block area designated as the ValleyArts District. The highest priority of ValleyArts is to work as a community problem solver together with the people who live, work and play in the District. As a neighborhood we strive to inspire creativity and vitality through the arts; help build up and serve creative entrepreneurs; and encourage everyone to participate in arts, culture, and creativity as part of everyday life. To propel this mission, ValleyArts seeks to partner, serve, and support artists, creative organizations and the neighborhood to work, live and thrive in the Valley Arts District.
ValleyArts works closely with HANDS Inc. Development of the Valley Arts District has been a cornerstone project of HANDS Inc for more than a decade. More information about HANDS Inc can be found on their website.