Meet the Vendors
Jun
22
5:00 pm17:00

Meet the Vendors

  • artfullbean café

An evening of shopping, music, and mingling.

Our vendors are all local small businesses with unique and interesting stories. They each take time to carefully curate their spaces in the boutique. Come out and meet them! 

Shop for interesting and beautiful gifts, chat with the vendors, have refreshments, and listen to live acoustic music by local artist and musician, Adam Gustavson.

Participating vendors may include: Artisans Gallery Pop-Up, Bien Abyé, Julie's Jewelry, Family Assistance Resource Center, Vetiver Les Cayes, Valley Book Works, Zesa Raw, and others!

Makers + Movers Breakfast
Jun
20
8:30 am08:30

Makers + Movers Breakfast

  • ValleyArts Creative Co-op

Join us for the next Makers + Movers Breakfast with special guest:
Richard Everhardt Groves Jr., Managing Director, FFL-Kendell Financial Group

Life style retirement planning specialist. Richard is the author of the self-help book - Oh God, I need a Job, and a Public Speaker on personal development. His goal - "helping families".

Richard will discuss:

  • how to reduce the stress associated with retirement
  • how to create a vision for the lifestyle you want at retirement
  • how not to outlive your money
  • how to create a lifestyle that leaves a legacy for loved ones!

Presented by:
FFL-Kendell Financial Group
richardegroves.advisorprofiles.com
In association with:
ValleyArts
GNEC
Hands
Ihsaan Designs
Les Cayes Partners

RSVP by emailing events@valleyartsnj.com

Artist Members Show Opening Reception
Jun
15
5:00 pm17:00

Artist Members Show Opening Reception

  • Community Gallery at ValleyArts

Opening reception for our first annual Artist Members Show

Artist Members have selected work to display in this exhibit. Join us in the Community Gallery to celebrate our Artist Members, see their current works, and enjoy conversation and beverages.

Open Orange Reception and Artist Talk
Jun
10
3:00 pm15:00

Open Orange Reception and Artist Talk

  • Community Gallery at ValleyArts

Join us for the artist talk and closing celebration for our annual Open Orange juried contemporary art exhibition.

Hear the artists speak about their process and work, then mingle and enjoy wine, music, and light bites while viewing this exhibit of two dimensional work from local NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists.

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 3pm-5pm
Closing Celebration: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5pm-7pm

 

Makers+Movers Breakfast and Workshop
May
31
8:00 am08:00

Makers+Movers Breakfast and Workshop

  • ValleyArts

You're invited to the next Makers+Movers Breakfast!
 
Featuring Special Guest:
Lisa Ascolese, “The Inventress”
Inventor, Agent, Television Personality and Consultant

  1. Learn how to develop and pitch your product from concept, to fruition and have fun doing it. 
  2. Join Lisa Ascolese as she takes you through a 90-minute, hands on workshop that will leave you wanting to invent the next big THING!

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM: Networking and Q&A Session with Lisa Ascolese

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ($10 Members, $20 General Public)
- “Inventing A-to-Z” ™ Workshop
- “Problems, Challenges and Solutions”

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

Meet the Vendors
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Vendors

  • artfullbean café

Meet the vendors while shopping the boutique at this special evening event!

Our vendors will be on hand to discuss their products and businesses while you browse their carefully curated and hand-crafted artisan art, crafts, and products. Discount on all items purchased during the event. This is the perfect opportunity to find out more about what makes our boutique special while picking up some gifts (or something special for yourself!) 

Refreshments will be served and music will be provided by ValleyD Radio.

Participating vendors will include: Artisans Gallery Pop-Up, Bien Abyé, Julie's Jewelry, Family Assistance Resource Center, Vetiver Les Cayes, Valley Book Works, Zesa Raw, and others!

Meet The Makers
May
12
6:30 pm18:30

Meet The Makers

  • ValleyArts Creative Co-Op

An evening of discovery, cocktails, and networking.

MEET THE MAKERS: Kris Ohleth, owner of Garden State Kitchen; Brad Finkel, owner of Hoboken Farms; and featured artist Cat Delett. Tickets $20. Appetizers and Cocktails. Presented by Green Street Solar Power.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Makers + Movers, an arm of ValleyArts, is a membership organization for entrepreneurs focused on the Valley Arts District. Our aim is to fuel economic opportunities for our members and to enhance the community with new business opportunities. We look to innovatively promote the businesses of our members, create signature programing with industry thought leaders, and educate our members on relevant topics and opportunities to amplify their business.

Open Orange Art Exhibit
May
11
Jun 10

Open Orange Art Exhibit

  • Community Gallery at ValleyArts

 

Opening Reception Thursday, May 11, 6-9pm at the Community Gallery at ValleyArts. Exhibit runs through June 10.

Open Orange 2017 is a juried exhibition of contemporary art from NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists working in two-dimensional media.

The exhibition is shown in the ValleyArts Community Gallery in the Valley Arts District, and celebrates this growing artist community. Open Orange is a project of the ValleyArts Visual Arts Advisory Committee and is chaired by Jeremy Moss, who is the Deputy Director of ValleyArts. Open Orange was founded by Nigel Freeman and Jeremy Moss.

The nationally prominent jurors are:
Diedre Harris-Kelley: co-director and curatorial lead of the Romare Beardon Foundation and an accomplished artist.
Nigel Freeman: director of African-American Fine Art at Swann Auction Galleries, advisory board member of the Hampton University Museum in Virginia, and print appraiser on the PBS show, Antiques Roadshow.
Caro Kalb-Marr curator and owner of Gallery Ovo. Daughter of an accomplished artist, Kalb-Marr has spent her whole life in the art world.

Community Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturdays, 10am – 4pm; Sundays, 11pm – 4pm. You may also arrange appointments for other times by calling 862 252 7035.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY GALLERY
The ValleyArts Community Gallery, located at 400 S.Jefferson Street in Orange, is a beautiful new space that opened in 2017 as a signature visual gallery space for ValleyArts and its artists. The gallery hosts an array of exhibitions, shows, and events throughout the year. 

 

bardbeatz Poetry Festival
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

bardbeatz Poetry Festival

  • ValleyArts

A day of poetry and spoken word workshops for high school students.

Open to all interested high school students. To sign up, please email Leslie Duval, led830@gmail.com

Schedule: 
1-5pm: Workshops
7pm: Special Presentation by reg e gaines
7:45pm:   Poetry Reading / Open Mic

WORKSHOPS
Each workshop limited to 20 participants (Observation seats open for an additional 20 people)
Workshop 1: Recording Your Sound: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM reg e gaines
Recording Studio Time: (limited to 12 people) 2:10 PM – 3:00 PM Jeremy Moss
Workshop 2  Writing Exercises: 2:10 PM – 3:50 PM Peg Vassallo
Workshop 3  Shakespeare to Miranda: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Andrew Blais

Workshops take place at:
Community Gallery at ValleyArts
400 South Jefferson
Orange, NJ 07050

Evening presentations take place at:
Luna Stage Theatre
555 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052

Sponsored by Luna Stage and VallyArts

Earth Day Clean Up
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Earth Day Clean Up

  • ValleyArts

We will provide garbage bags and latex gloves. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and we'll walk the neighborhood and clean up!

Who: ALL are welcome
When: 4/22, meet at noon - rain or shine
Where: Meet at the Creative Co-op building, 400 South Jefferson St., Orange
Why: To help clean up our neighborhood in honor of Earth Day

Inspiring Minds
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Inspiring Minds

  • Community Gallery at ValleyArts

An exhibit of work of art educators who teach in local area schools.

These are the minds inspiring young artists in our region. This show is a partner show with the Inspired Minds exhibit opening in May at the Herb + Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC.

artfullbean café and boutique - Grand Opening!
Mar
11
12:00 pm12:00

artfullbean café and boutique - Grand Opening!

  • artfullbean café

Grand opening of the new artfullbean café! Help us celebrate the opening with champagne and, of course, coffee! 

The artfullbean café provides a welcoming space in the Valley Arts District for locals and visitors to grab a coffee, have business meetings, meet up with friends, or just enjoy a quiet moment during the day. Our coffee is made from artisan fair trade federation coffee beans from Haiti. These beans are taken from various altitudes and roasted according to where they are picked. The results are delicious and the farmers get 80% of the profit.

Stop in the  boutique shop to browse a selection of curated, artisan items from local vendors. You will find jewelry, glass art, books, beads, accessories, art from ValleyArts artist members, and more.

Color of Energy / Energy of Color
Feb
4
7:00 pm19:00

Color of Energy / Energy of Color

  • FIrehouse Gallery

Co-curated by Aida Jones and Mikel Frank “The Color of Energy; Energy of Color” exhibition focuses on highly expressive paintings that embrace color, gestural marks, shapes, textures and forms to create energetic works. 

The exhibition opens Saturday, February 4th with an artist talk and reception at 7pm at the Firehouse Gallery. The evening includes an opportunity to meet the artists on exhibit, live musical performance by Steve Jones and an open wine bar. The show highlights art from 25 artists whose juried paintings represent energy and vitality through a variety of artistic techniques. All pieces are for sale and are on exhibit through February 25.

To learn more about the artists and the exhibit go to: https://sites.google.com/site/colorofenergyexhibit/

Makers + Movers Breakfast
Jan
23
8:00 am08:00

Makers + Movers Breakfast

  • ValleyArts

Join other local business owners at this networking breakfast led by Leo Vasquez, Creative Placemaking, and the Nishuan Group, The Nishuan Group is in charge of creating the Master Plan for Orange, NJ. This is a free event and will be held at the ValleyArts Creative Co-Op, 1/23/17, 8-9:30 am. 

Makers + Movers, an arm of Valley Arts, is a membership organization for entrepreneurs focused on the Valley Arts District. Our aim is to fuel economic opportunities for our members and to enhance the community with new business opportunities. We look to innovatively promote the businesses of our members, create signature programming with industry thought leaders, and educate our members on relevant topics and opportunities to amplify their business.

Artfull Holiday Small Works Show
Nov
20
11:00 am11:00

Artfull Holiday Small Works Show

  • Firehouse Gallery

Come and shop for a unique gift for the holidays, at this boutique artisnal show. Browse for one of a kind gifts including jewelry, fiber art, paintings, vintage holiday decorations and more. See you there!

Makers+Movers November Breakfast
Nov
16
8:00 am08:00

Makers+Movers November Breakfast

  • Firehouse Gallery

Join Valley Arts and GNEC, in conjunction with Google, for a workshop to help your customers find your business. At this FREE breakfast workshop, you'll update your business info (address, services, hours of operation, manage reviews etc.) on Google Search, Maps, and more.

Meet The Makers Dinner
Nov
4
6:30 pm18:30

Meet The Makers Dinner

  • Firehouse Gallery

The next Meet The Makers Dinner, hosted by Makers+Movers, will feature a talk by Sean Strub, President of Hotel Fauchere in Milford, PA, on his revitalization of Milford.

We will also showcase the products of The Artisan Business Network. The Artisan Business Network empowers Haitians with entrepreneurial tools, design input, and market access.

The Network of 1500 artisans can make essential improvements in earnings and community well being through commerce based in Haiti's profound artisanal culture.

We will also have The Valley Arts District's own artist Jeremy Moss on hand to showcase his art and give us a glimpse into his creative process!

If that isn't enough, you can dine on delicious food and beverage provided by Wild Honey Caterers. Chef Sylvia Becker will share her experience of being a featured contestant on the hit television show, CHOPPED!

Pol!t!co: Money & Effect
Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Pol!t!co: Money & Effect

  • Firehouse Gallery

An artistic viewpoint of money and effect during this political season. Thought provoking artwork and a premiere of 'Tacos For Hillary', a music video shot in the Valley Arts District!

Makers+Movers Launch Breakfast
Oct
12
8:00 am08:00

Makers+Movers Launch Breakfast

  • Firehouse Gallery

Makers + Movers, an arm of Valley Arts, is a membership organization for entrepreneurs focused on the Valley Arts District. Our aim is to fuel economic opportunities for our members and to enhance the community with new business opportunities. We look to innovatively promote the businesses of our members, create signature programming with industry thought leaders, and educate our members on relevant topics and opportunities to amplify their business.

Learn more by coming to our FREE Launch Breakfast
Wednesday, October 12th
Firehouse Gallery, 580 Forest St., Orange, NJ 07050
8:00 am to 9:30 am

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Community Spirit Beautification Gala
Sep
16
7:00 pm19:00

Community Spirit Beautification Gala

  • The Firehouse Art Gallery

A coalition of organizations are joining together in fundraising to beautify the Valley Arts District. We will be adding murals, signage and greenery to further bring to life this unique space for artists, creative entrepreneurs, residents, businesses and all that participate in the celebration of community in the Valley Arts District. 50% of proceeds go the Valley Beautification Fund and 50% to the Valley Non-profits.

Jun
14
5:30 pm17:30

Considering Harm: A Community Forum

June is Anti-Violence month. In conjunction with the 'Considering Harm' exhibit at the Kelli Copeland Gallery, 400 S.Jefferson St, Orange, NJ,  join us at the Orange Public Library, Main St, Orange, NJ for a presentation and discussion of how we view violence in our community.