Barron Arts Center

Barron Arts Center The Barron Arts Center, listed on the national Register of Historic Places, recently celebrated its 130th Anniversary. Donations are appreciated and are essential to the continuation of free quality arts programs and exhibits.
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The Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Twp has lost a true champion of the arts.  Our friend, Glenn Murgacz has passed away...
10/26/2020

The Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Twp has lost a true champion of the arts. Our friend, Glenn Murgacz has passed away. Glenn's sculptures are featured throughout Woodbridge Township. Most special to us here at the Barron Arts Center is his sculpture of "Alana" that has been on our grounds since 2008. His friendship was very dear to us and his art will continue to be so. Glenn was a shining example of what art and creativity can accomplish. He will be greatly missed.

Mayor John E. McCormac
10/10/2020

Mayor John E. McCormac

The Barron Arts Center's ArtsFest is open until 4:30 at beautiful Alvin P Williams Park in the Sewaren section of Woodbridge. Plenty of arts and crafts to choose from plus refreshments.

TOMORROW Art Historian Maryann Zolota discusses the life and works of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Available to wa...
10/06/2020

TOMORROW Art Historian Maryann Zolota discusses the life and works of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Available to watch anytime starting Oct 7th on the Barron Arts page and Woodbridge Channel Video-On-Demand.
https://youtu.be/0aaTChyLrZg

The BarronFest 2020 Ad Journal & Virtual Catalogue is now LIVE! Many thanks to the local businesses and our talented art...
10/05/2020
BarronFest 2020: AD Journal & Virtual Catalogue

The BarronFest 2020 Ad Journal & Virtual Catalogue is now LIVE! Many thanks to the local businesses and our talented artists & crafters who helped make our first ever Virtual Catalogue a reality. Some of the artists in the catalogue will be at BarronFest 2020 THIS SATURDAY at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park 12-4:30pm. Click below to access the catalogue. https://issuu.com/barronarts/docs/barronfestvirtualcatalogue2020_final3

BARRONFEST: WOODBRIDGE’S 13TH ANNUAL FINE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL October 10, 2020 12PM-4:30PM NEW LOCATION! (Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park 529 Cliff Road, Sewaren, NJ 07077) POTTERY PAINTINGS GLASSWORK CERAMICS PHOTOGRAPHY METAL WORK HAND-CRAFTED JEWELRY FABRIC ART WEAVING 40+ ARTISTS & CRAFTERS...

Our next BAC@Home lecture features iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, presented by Art Historian Maryann Zolota. Availab...
09/30/2020

Our next [email protected] lecture features iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, presented by Art Historian Maryann Zolota. Available beginning Oct 7 on the Barron Arts page and Woodbridge Channels Video-On-Demand.

BarronFest 2020Woodbridge’s 13th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival is ON! October 10, 2020  ~  12:00-4:30pm NEW LOCATIO...
09/30/2020

BarronFest 2020
Woodbridge’s 13th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival is ON!
October 10, 2020 ~ 12:00-4:30pm
NEW LOCATION: Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park
(529 Cliff Road, Sewaren, Woodbridge Township, NJ)
This will be an in-person outdoor event which will follow CDC & State guidelines on outdoor events and social distancing. PLUS our first ever BarronFest VIRTUAL CATALOGUE is COMING SOON!

BarronFest 2020 Woodbridge's Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be October 10 at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park, Seware...
09/22/2020

BarronFest 2020 Woodbridge's Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be October 10 at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park, Sewaren, NJ.
ALSO- Be on the look out for our first ever Barronfest Virtual Catalogue COMING SOON! http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=1675

Just a reminder, "Pet Projects" is on view at the Barron Arts Center 9/12-10/3. Gallery Hours M-F 11am-4pm; Sat & Sun 2-...
09/18/2020
Pet Projects: Dogs, Cats & Everything in Between A Juried Exhibit at the Barron Arts Center

Just a reminder, "Pet Projects" is on view at the Barron Arts Center 9/12-10/3. Gallery Hours M-F 11am-4pm; Sat & Sun 2-4pm. Please make sure you wear a mask and keep at least 6ft away from others during the show. For those who would rather view the show virtually, please click the link below. A sincere thank you to all the talented artists who participated in this show!
https://issuu.com/barronarts/docs/virtual_exhibit

“Pet Projects: Dogs, Cats & Everything in Between” A Juried Art Exhibition On View: September 12—October 3, 2020 The earth hosts a magnificent array of animal life, but arguably, the most beloved of these creatures lives in our own homes. Pet Projects asked artists to express the emotion and u...

09/18/2020
Barron Arts Center @ Home Series presents: The Diane Perry Folk Ensemble

Thanks to all who helped make the [email protected] Arts Series a success! We currently have 4 virtual events LIVE on the Barron Arts page as well as the Woodbridge Channels Video-on-Demand. Stay Tuned for more events in the coming weeks! Thanks to all of our talented artists and presenters as well as the masterful work done by our friends at Woodbridge TV-35. See below for links to these events.
Virtual Lecture: "The WPA Arts Projects" presented by Art Historian Maryann Zolota https://youtu.be/WV210Bes1r4
Virtual Concert: E. Zoe Hassman-Solo Cello Concert https://youtu.be/L487MGorPCo
Virtual Concert: Framework Jazz Ensemble
https://youtu.be/ECew0C4LgvQ
Virtual Concert: The Diane Perry Folk Ensemble
https://youtu.be/DhJUqPslwjc

Barron Arts Center @ Home Series presents: The Diane Perry Folk Ensemble A VirtualCconcert August 26, 2020

09/14/2020
Barron Arts Center @ Home Series presents: The Diane Perry Folk Ensemble

Our next [email protected] Virtual Concert features the infinitely talented folk artist Diane Perry. This concert was originally planned as part of our 2020 series "Suffragette State: The Politics of Art & Culture." Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
https://youtu.be/DhJUqPslwjc

Barron Arts Center @ Home Series presents: The Diane Perry Folk Ensemble A VirtualCconcert August 26, 2020

Please join us starting tomorrow (9/12) for our first (masked and socially distant) exhibit of 2020! "Pet Projects" is o...
09/11/2020

Please join us starting tomorrow (9/12) for our first (masked and socially distant) exhibit of 2020! "Pet Projects" is on view at the Barron Arts Center 9/12-10/3. Gallery Hours M-F 11am-4pm; Sat & Sun 2-4pm. Please make sure you wear a mask and keep at least 6ft away from others during the show. For those who would rather view the show virtually, please click the link below. A sincere thank you to all the talented artists who participated in this show!
https://issuu.com/barronarts/docs/virtual_exhibit

For our next BAC@Home Virtual Concert we welcome the Framework Jazz Ensemble. Led by guitarist Joe Frame, this talented ...
09/11/2020

For our next [email protected] Virtual Concert we welcome the Framework Jazz Ensemble. Led by guitarist Joe Frame, this talented group of musicians delivers beautiful music, elegantly performed. Please enjoy! https://youtu.be/ECew0C4LgvQ

09/04/2020
Barron Arts Center @ Home Series presents: E. Zoe Hassman

In our very first [email protected] Virtual Concert we welcome E. Zoe Hassman, an accomplished cellist and a great friend of the Barron Arts Center, to present an array of classical & popular songs in a style all her own. Please enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L487MGorPCo&list=PLWnpj4bEEqVPxsS9xjYUkrZ0YKqMEhHKn&index=4&t=5s

Barron Arts Center @ Home Series presents: E. Zoe Hassman A Virtual Solo Cello Concert August 25, 2020

BarronFest 2020Woodbridge’s 13th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival is ON! October 10, 2020 ~ 12:00-4:30pm NEW LOCATION:...
07/27/2020

BarronFest 2020
Woodbridge’s 13th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival is ON!
October 10, 2020 ~ 12:00-4:30pm
NEW LOCATION: Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park
(529 Cliff Road, Sewaren, Woodbridge Township, NJ)
This will be an in-person outdoor event which will follow CDC & State guidelines on outdoor events and social distancing. However, for those of us who are hesitant to participate in-person, an option to participate virtually will be offered.
Our first ever BarronFest Virtual Catalogue.
Click below for more details!
http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/13453/BarronFest-2020-Registration-Information?fbclid=IwAR0TOYWduB9Z1jPUqGn3qaSPBJLgjtqSdzXBizJOnCS99UBLZH6Q2XFRVYE

Address

582 Rahway Ave
Woodbridge, NJ
07095

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 14:00 - 16:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(732) 634-0413

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Woodbridge is proud to have a building on the National Register of Historic Places. The Barron Library building, built in 1877 and located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge Proper, now serves as a center for the arts for residents of Woodbridge Township and Central New Jersey. The beautiful Richardsonian Revival style building, with its stained-glass windows and clock tower, provides an intimate setting for a variety of arts activities. Musical performances in a variety of styles, a forum for poets, readers and audience alike known as PoetsWednesday, and art exhibitions by nationally renowned artists and craftsmen in addition to the work of notable New Jersey artists have graced the gallery of the Barron Arts Center. Recently, the building was made disability accessible so now everyone can enjoy the programs, including the special exhibitions such as the annual model train display which serve to provide something of interest to all community members.

With the support of the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and under the direction of Cynthia Knight, the Barron Arts Center offers programming to the public, free of charge. Patrons seeking opportunities to volunteer time and services can get involved with our "Friends of the Arts" volunteers, a support group for the Barron Arts Center.

For further information or to be on the mailing list for upcoming events, please call the staff of the center, weekdays from 8:30am - 4:30pm at 732-634-0413.

Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 11:00am-4:00pm,


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I want to thank everyone involved in our fabulous TV taping this afternoon. I am so grateful!
My photo of this door knob taken at the Barron Arts Center won first place in my photography group. Many thanks to the kind folks that pointed me in the right direction
We moved to Delaware from Perth Amboy this past year but visited the Arts Center many times. The Barron Arts Center is truly a wonder for the area. You must see some of their events! Well done and keep up the good work!
I love this page! I had my very FIRST job as the Curator of the Barron Arts Center in 1978! Very fond memories of those days and the beautiful building! So happy to see it’s still active!!
I know the photos are blurry, but I thought you would like to know about your night time visitor demographic! Meow! (Woof!)
How many do you seat?
It was such a pleasure to judge the BarronFest Art and Craft Show. Thank you to all the artists who presented an accomplished array of diverse work. congratulations to all the prize winners and all who participated.
ARTrageous - part art studio, part rock concert - is coming to Kean Stage on October 20. This troupe of singers, dancers and artists is going to set up a SPLATTER STATION so bring your T-shirts, backpacks, shoes… whatever you can think of, to get SPLATTERED by an ARTrageous artist and walk away with an original art piece! Tickets at www.keanstage.com.
Excellent programming! Warm and welcoming staff. Making memories as a family, and a community. Thanks, Barron Arts Center!
We hope to see you at Pawcasso: Episode XI on Saturday, May 4, 2019! - All proceeds to benefit homeless animals! - Angel PAWS
ENTRIES ARE now being accepted to “This Is Our Bound Brook” photo contest — $2,800 in cash prizes spanning 6 categories each in 2 divisions, Adult & Youth, plus 3 prizes in overall Best of Show. Cat. 1: Bound Brook People Cat. 2: Bound Brook Places Cat. 3: Bound Brook Objects Cat. 4: Bound Brook Events Cat. 5: Bound Brook Nature Cat. 6: Bound Brook Work/Business * Entry submission ends March 28, 2019. There is no entry fee. ** Though there is no residency requirement to enter the contest, the photo subject must be located in or have occurred in Bound Brook, New Jersey (Somerset County). *** Official Contest Rules and Entry Form* at https://www.downtownboundbrook.com/this-is-our-bound-brook.
Long before jazz was cool, it was hot! The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo balances live music and educational content showcasing techniques and musicians of early Jazz. The upbeat program also focuses on Ragtime, Dixieland, ballads and blues. Reservations Essential. Call (732)634-0413