The initiative for the WWAC began in the fall of 2002 when Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh and interested community members developed a plan to reinvigorate the historic Princeton Junction Firehouse into an arts center. Together, they convened the Mayor’s Art Center Formation Task Force and began strategizing how best to accomplish their goal. After one and half years, the West Windsor Arts Council was formed as an outgrowth of the Task Force, with its mission to establish an arts center and provide community arts programming throughout West Windsor. Starting in early 2002, the volunteer group began to produce community arts programs at various venues throughout West Windsor, including, the Senior Center, an annual Summer Music Series, Film Series, and Literary Arts Event. In 2004 the IRS granted the West Windsor Arts Council 501(c)(3) status.
The West Windsor Arts Center opened in September 2010 in the historic 1931 firehouse with the intention of serving the community as it had done in the past. The firehouse had been the site of dances, receptions, and bandage-rolling events during World War II. The costs for renovating the facility were shared by the Township and WWAC and WWAC rents the building from the Township under a ten-year lease. Now, the organization and center once again serve as a gathering point for the greater West Windsor community, presenting arts education classes and camps, community outreach events and rental space, select performances in theater, music, and dance, literary events, and art exhibitions that serve over 14,000 individuals each year. Building on collaborations and partnerships, WWAC continues to expand its reach and welcome new audiences each year.
To provide professional quality arts programming in order to support, educate, inspire, and promote the arts and art appreciation for all.
Learn more about West Windsor Arts Council’s vision, goals, and next steps in our Strategic Plan.
Partnerships & Collaborations
Programs at the West Windsor Arts Council are made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.
Kerri Hamm, President
Lovepreet Buttar, Treasurer
Brenda Mikeo, Secretary
Arts Advisory Council
Anne Marie Miller
Director of Education
Director of Operations
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West Windsor Arts Center
West Windsor Arts Council
952 Alexander Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 716-1931
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952 Alexander Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 716 – 1931
Office hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm
Directions to West Windsor Arts Center
From Route 1 North and South: Take Alexander Road East/Princeton Junction exit (off Route 1 South, take second Alexander Road exit). Stay on Alexander Road and go to the traffic circle over the railroad tracks. At circle turn left to continue on Alexander Road. The West Windsor Arts Center (former Princeton Junction Firehouse) is approximately 0.2 m on your right. Follow Directions for Parking as mentioned. From the New Jersey Turnpike: Take Exit 8 (Hightstown/East Windsor). After tolls, take Route 33 East and follow signs for Route 133 (bypass) West. Take Route 133 West to Route 571 West (Princeton-Hightstown Road). Stay on Route 571 West for approximately 8 miles. Turn left onto Alexander Road. The West Windsor Arts Center (former Princeton Junction Firehouse) will be approximately 0.3 m on your left. Park in the lot adjacent or follow directions to park in the Wallace Road Permit Lot provided below.
Parking for Arts Center Events
Monday – Friday before 6 PM: Limited free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the arts center.
Monday-Friday after 6 pm and All Day Saturday and Sunday: Visitors to the West Windsor Arts Center are permitted to park in the Wallace Road Permit Lot for an event after 6 pm Monday–Friday and any time if the event is held on a Saturday or Sunday. Please use the marked sidewalks along Alexander Road to and from the arts center.
Directions to Wallace Road Permit Lot
From Route 1: Follow above directions but after turning left at the circle continue on Alexander Road and the very next left is Wallace Road. Once on Wallace Road, make a left into the Permit Lot and proceed to the far end of the lot as close to Alexander Road as you can park. Watch for signs and walk across Wallace onto the marked crosswalk on the left side of Alexander Rd. Proceed on the sidewalk until you reach Berrien Ave. Prepare to cross Alexander at the Berrien Ave intersection but keep in mind that Alexander if very heavily trafficked so proceed with caution. Once you cross Alexander you will now walk on the right hand side of Alexander for a few hundred feet until you reach the West Windsor Arts Center at 952 Alexander Road.
From Route 571: Turn onto Alexander Road. When you reach Scott Ave., turn right. Proceed to the stop sign (Wallace Rd.) and then turn left. Watch for the entrance to the Wallace Road Permit Lot on your right and immediately before the stop sign at Alexander Road. Once you enter the permit lot, park as close to the entrance as you can. Watch for signs and walk across Wallace onto the marked crosswalk on the left side of Alexander Rd. Proceed on the sidewalk until you reach Berrien Ave. Prepare to cross Alexander at the Berrien Ave intersection but keep in mind that Alexander if very heavily trafficked so use extra caution. Once you cross Alexander you will now walk on the right hand side of Alexander for a few hundred feet until you reach the West Windsor Arts Center at 952 Alexander Road.