Many thanks to everyone who came out to the Nassau Park Pavilion for Autumn Arts Afternoon on Sunday, October 6th, for a hands-on day of music, crafts and fun.

Autumn Arts Afternoon is a free, community-wide event that kicks off the fall season for parents and kids of all ages. This year featured face painting, a variety of crafts, painting, weaving and puppet making. Autumn Arts Afternoon is our way of sharing the arts—and the vibrancy of the arts center—with the West Windsor community and beyond.

A special thanks to our teaching artists who organized so many wonderful fall-themed activity stations to appeal to a broad range of interests and abilities. Their creative energy and collaborative spirit helped make this year’s event a tremendous success.

Introducing the “Little Free Pantry” at WWAC.

During the event, West Windsor Arts Council launched a new initiative called “Little Free Pantry” to help fight hunger in Mercer County. Participants helped paint and decorate a special box, designed by West Windsor Arts Council teaching artist Ryan Gilleece. The box will be placed in the parking lot of the arts center, where people can either donate food to those in need or anonymously pick up donated items to help feed themselves or their families. 

“Little Free Pantry” is a collaboration between WWAC and Send Hunger Packing of West Windsor-Plainsboro, a project of Mercer Street Friends.

Many thanks to Doreen Garelick for bringing this initiative to West Windsor Arts Council. A dedication will be held at the arts center on Saturday, November 9th, at 10 a.m. We hope you can join us!