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Effective May 1, West Windsor Arts acquired space at the MarketFair shopping center for a satellite shop, gallery and studio. We’re painting and transforming the former Bobby Flay Burger Palace now, and will announce a grand opening of Whole World Arts very soon. We will be following our Artistic Vision in the new space, and adding some other timely ideas to make it relevant for our community.

Artistic Vision
The artistic vision of West Windsor Arts Council puts forth a focus on cultural diversity, maintaining high professional standards, and offering multi-disciplinary arts programs. In addition, in response to the overwhelming changes of the pandemic on our community, West Windsor Arts has created the following guiding statement to shape its work for the year to come:

Focusing on CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS with our diverse COMMUNITY to meet the CHALLENGES of our time through the ARTS.

In response to this statement, Whole World Arts will promote art that takes into consideration the impact on the planet and raises awareness about the environment. We will use sustainable studio practices wherever possible and will promote and encourage work that creates a vision for a more just and sustainable world.

As always, we will create opportunities for the community to engage with the creative and transformative force of the arts and bring diverse audiences together for healthy dialogue and learning in which we encourage conversations among many voices and perspectives. We will support the work of new and established artists with a focus on those based in New Jersey, but including a wider geographic range. Exhibitions and performances that inspire, promote art appreciation, and broaden, deepen, and diversify audiences across programs will be selected.

Expected Hours of Operation

June – August
Wed – Fri, 3 – 6 pm; Sat, 1 – 3pm

September – May
Wed, Thurs, 1 – 8 pm; Fri 1 – 6 pm; Sat, 10 am – 3 pm

These hours are contingent upon class registrations, staff availability, and restrictions due to COVID-19. These hours will be revisited as programs are developed and implemented.

Proposed Programs

Exhibitions

Showcasing original fine art for sale. Currently, 70-75% of each sale is remitted to the artist.
6 new exhibitions per calendar year including: Open Calls for Art, WWAC member show, Community partner shows, WWAC student/faculty show. *Opening receptions with artist talks will be hosted for each new exhibition.
Artisan Market
Handmade, functional objects for sale created by local artisans with a focus on sustainable, handmade, and recycled items. Currently, 70-75% of each sale is remitted to the artisan. Rotation of items will follow the exhibition schedule.
Classes and Workshops
Starting with a selection of visual arts classes for both youth and adults, possible mediums include painting, drawing, textile and fiber arts, and printmaking. We would begin with offering 3 adult and 4 youth programs per week and 1 workshop for each age group per month. We will focus on using recycled materials whenever possible and exploring content related to the earth, sustainability, and supporting a diversity of perspectives and voices. Registration fees apply.
Drop In Art Club
An opportunity for budding artists to drop in and experience hands-on activities without prior registration. Available during most open hours of operation. Parents must be present. A small donation will be requested.
Art Kits
Offer Art Kits and Art Kits for a Cause for sale to be completed on site, at home, or to be donated to a local charitable organization.
Art Parties
Hosting celebratory gatherings focused on creating art together. Examples include paint parties, craft parties, and more. For adults or children. Fees determined based on the size and duration of the party.
Partner Programs and Special Events
Partnering with local businesses, offering drop in arts programs upon request. In exchange for sponsorship support.
Partnering with other nonprofit organizations for community service oriented projects throughout the year.
Please stay tuned for more information about upcoming events, programs, and opportunities to be involved!

West Windsor Arts Council is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, EIN # 03-0494648