Events and exhibits at Watchung Arts Center


Feeling artsy? Head over to Watchung Arts Center, the premier art institution in Watchung, Somerset County. Run by a dedicated group of volunteers, this non-profit Center regularly organizes exciting activities and curates interesting exhibits, such as the following.


  1. 24th Annual Children’s Juried Art ExhibitionCurated by Monica Schraiber Otero, the 25th Annual Children’s Juried Art Exhibition puts on display artworks submitted for competition by participants ages 6 to 17 years. Although it opens to the public on October, this art presentation is one of the most highly anticipated exhibition at Watchung Arts Center.

    The juried art exhibition is held every year to encourage Watchung youth to develop and hone their artistic sensibilities. Some of the most common mediums used by participants include mixed media, acrylic, polymer clay, pen, pencil, tempera, watercolor, and pastel. Don’t forget to watch out for this year’s exhibition!


  3. Classicals at the CircleHappening on April 22, Saturday, Classicals at the Circle is a concert that will fill the evening with sweet, classical guitar and flute music. The event showcases the talents of flutist Jenny Cline and guitarist Carlos Cuestas. Aside from their favorite pieces, the duo will also perform a wide range of music from some of the best composers all over the world.

    Door charge for the event is $20, but if you buy a ticket in advance, it will only cost $16. For more information, get in touch with Watchung Arts Center at 908-753-0190 or email them at


  5. 12th Annual Members’ ExhibitionThe Watchung Arts Center will treat visitors for the whole month of April with a number of works from the New Jersey Pastel Society. Most of the artworks you’ll see feature soft pastels featuring a wide variety of topics and landscapes. Who knows, you might discover the next Claude Monet here! The exhibition will run until April 29 at Watchung Arts Center’s Heinz W. Otto Gallery.

  7. JaZZ in the GalleryAre you in the mood for some good music? Watchung Arts Center’s JaZZ in the Gallery event will shine the spotlight on Marty Eigen and his quarter, Amani, on April 8, Saturday, at 8 in the evening.

    Amani, which means “peace” in Swahili, was formed to share and promote peace through music. The group features Marty Eigen on sax and flute, Flip Peters on the guitar, and Fred Fischer on keyboards with Stephen Fuller’s voice serving as vocals. The group will also be joined by Nick Scheuble, who will play the drums for the event.

    JaZZ in the Gallery tickets cost $18 in advance. Meanwhile, door charge is $22. WAC members and students need only show their IDs to avail their respective discounts. For more information, contact Watchung Arts Center at 908-753-0190.


  9. Artist SelectsCurated by Paul Pinkman, April’s Artist Selects exhibition will feature the works of contemporary artists based in New Jersey, such as Fausto Sevilla, Alaine Becker, Ray Yaros, Sarah Canfield, and Heidi Parrinello. According to WAC, the Artist Selects exhibition “is a representation of some of the finest contemporary art today as produced by artists based in New Jersey.”

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