Our mission is to cultivate, inspire and support the arts within our community.

In Response to The Black Lives Matter movement

The West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) serves as a platform to educate our community through artistic expression and engagement. We can empower our communities and change the landscape by inspiring new realities on the intersection of art, culture, and politics.  The # Black Lives Matter movement affects all of us and we can change the way we see ourselves and one another through expressions of peace, dignity, justice and freedom.

The WOAC strives to enrich and enliven the quality of life of our residents through education and community outreach, arts programming and facility enhancement. We encourage our community to be a part of the change that you want to see in the world today and we invite all Artists and non-Artists to participate through creative expressions.

Please send us your poetry, artwork, photos or anything that expresses how you feel and how we can help to uplift our community, our country, and the world.  We welcome your feedback. To be included in our next virtual exhibit, please send to   

In Response to the Covid-19

A Message to our members, volunteers, friends and fans,

We hope that you and your families are safe and keeping positive during these challenging times.  The West Orange Arts Council is here for you and while our doors may be closed to abate the spread of the coronavirus, we need to stay connected.  Art, in its many forms, connects our community; it serves to enrich the physical, economic, social and cultural elements of our community but beyond that, it has healing powers that enrich our lives and enhance our emotional and spiritual well-being.  

In the coming weeks, we will be creating more resources for our members and artists and we welcome your input.  Stay safe.  email:

The West Orange High School
Advanced Placement Art Students VIRTUAL EXHIBIT


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Gallery Hours (suspended until further notice in an abundance of caution): 
Normally on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 - 4 PM
90 minutes prior to Luna Stage performances (when volunteers are available)

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West Orange Arts Center
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Open when volunteers are available. 
Check calendar or email before visiting.  We  work to be open 90 minutes prior to Luna Stage performances.  

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West Orange Arts Council  
551 Valley Road,
West Orange, NJ 07052
(There no longer is a PO Box) 

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This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.


THE West Orange Arts Center

551 Valley Road, West Orange, New Jersey  07052   Phone: 973-325-0151   E-mail:
Gallery Hours:   open prior to Luna Stage Performances and during events              Also open by appointment  | Check calendar for events
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