The West Orange Arts Council was established in 1998. It is a small Commission of the Town of West Orange. John McKeon and Susan Borg were the town officials who convened the first meeting. They recognized the need for art education beyond that available through the school system.
Area artists and community leaders remain the core of WOAC today:
To cultivate, inspire and support the study and presentation of the performing, visual and literary arts within our community, and to foster public interest in and support of the arts in West Orange.
Through education, community outreach, arts programming and facility enhancement, the WOAC strives to enrich and enliven the quality of life of the residents of the Township of West Orange.