January 17, 2018 Share

Arts Council of Princeton Announces JerseyArts Awards

The Arts Council of Princeton Announces Three Award Nominations in the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards

The Arts Council of Princeton is thrilled to announce its three nominations for Favorite Art Gallery, Favorite Adult Art Classes, and Favorite Visual Arts Camp in the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Also nominated, Princeton, New Jersey, for Favorite Downtown Arts District.

Now in its tenth year, the yearly awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts pays tribute to the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations. The Arts Council was nominated by its peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of nonprofit arts groups across the state.

“The honor of being nominated in these three categories is a testament to our mission, building community through the arts, and the hard work and dedication of our staff and trustees,” said Taneshia Nash Laird, Arts Council of Princeton Executive Director. “Princeton is a vibrant arts town and we are proud to be nominated with our neighbors in the nonprofit arts community.”

Public voting is now open and runs through February 20, 2018. Please support us by visiting www.JerseyArts.com/Vote. Select Arts Council and vote now!

Winners will be announced and honored in early March at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City.

The Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery was founded in 2008 and has won Favorite Art Gallery in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards for five of the past six years. Located in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the Taplin Gallery is run by ACP artistic director Maria Evans and has featured artists such as Philip Pearlstein, Polly Apfelbaum, and Willie Cole, among other notable artists. The Taplin hosts a variety of events that are free and open to the public, including gallery openings and artist talks, as well as educational programming for local students K-12. ACP exhibitions and related educational programs receive funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Bob and Cynthia Hendrickson, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.
For more information, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.


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