PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

Collaborative Projects:

Unearthing the Future: The Reverse Archeology of Interstate 280 in Orange, New Jersey
The Reverse Archaeology project, funded by ArtPlace America, is documenting and interpreting the effect of Interstate-280 in Orange, NJ. Our partnership includes: ValleyArts, Montclair State University, the University of Orange, ORNG Ink, LunaStage and HANDS. More information.

Community Spirit: An annual event celebrating the Valley Arts District with local music, food, and art coming together for one amazing evening to raise money for projects in the District such as signage, art installations, and community events. More information.

Education:

PACarts: The youth education arm of ValleyArts with the goal of providing arts education programs working with local schools and educators with 15 teaching artists working in the after-school programs in four Orange schools. More information.

Cirque Oranj: A summer circus program for children planned for the month of July. This children's summer experience will focus on all aspects of the arts including visual arts, music, and movement. This program is the result of a partnership with Orange School District and the founder of Big Apple Circus.

bardbeatz: The art of the word. Spoken word and poetry events for high school students. A collaboration between ValleyArts and Luna Stage.

FilmBoot24: In partnership with Cinema Ed, Orange Preparatory School, and Drew University, Orange High School students went to Drew and worked with Drew students and professionals to create five-minute films. These films were judged by industry professionals and presented at Orange Preparatory School auditorium. Some of the films can be seen on the Cinema Ed website.

Portfolio Review: We partner with Drew University to give Orange High School student the opportunity to have art portfolios reviewed and critiqued by professors at Drew.

Essex County Teen Arts: We have partnered with NJPAC, Orange School District, and PWI Entertainment to form an official Teen Arts Program for students to showcase their work in a county-wide juried show.

Spaces:

artfullbean café: An artisanal boutique cafe serving fair trade coffee, featuring art and crafts from ValleyArts members, and various vendors. More information.

Business Incubator Space: ValleyArts provides office space for start-up businesses doing work in and around the Valley Arts District.

Community Gallery at ValleyArts: ValleyArts primary gallery space used for major exhibitions, rental for private events, classes for young artists, and monthly artistic community events. Annual exhibits include Open Orange, our annual Member Exhibition, and Slice of Orange. More information.

ValleyD Radio: Community radio and curated shows. More information.

Programs:

Artfull New Seen: Each August, a young emerging artist is given a solo show in our gallery space.

Open Orange: An annual juried contemporary art exhibition hosted by ValleyArts.  It is open to NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists, 18 and over, working in two-dimensional media. More information.

Artist Members Show: Exhibit showcasing the work of our artist members in the Community Gallery.

Makers + Movers: Membership organization for entrepreneurs focused on the Valley Arts District with the aim of fueling economic opportunities for members and enhancing the community with new business opportunities. More information.