Arts Programs and Services
Art in the Gardens, a ten-year partnership between the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, presents performances by Union County artists. Shoppers enjoy the work of vocal and instrumental groups, dancers and individuals as they perform center stage at New Jersey’s largest outlet mall during the holiday weekend in October, National Arts and Humanities Month. Watch for the new schedule in October.
Care for Caregivers Program provides arts activities in the home for unpaid family members who care for older Union County residents.
Care For Care Givers Flyer (PDF)
State Senior Citizens Art Show
For the past ten years, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded a co-sponsorship grant to the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs to administer the State Senior Art Show. The show is comprised of the first place winners of the county-based senior shows and demonstrates the lifelong power the arts hold for individual senior artists.
Union County Senior Citizens Art Show
Union County residents sixty years and older participate in a month-long art show in June for amateur and professional senior artists.
Union County Employee Art Show
This art show, co-sponsored with The National Arts Program®, is open to Union County employees and members of their families.
Teen Arts Program
Teen Arts Festival is an opportunity for middle and high school students to interact with professional artists and their peers in a non-competitive venue. The event is coordinated by the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs annually in March.
Teen Arts Showcase features students performing on stage for family and friends at the Union County Performing Arts Center, a restored vaudeville-movie theater in Rahway.
Teen Arts Traveling Art Show is comprised of approximately sixty art works chosen from the Festival that travel during the year to corporate locations, banks and libraries throughout Union County.