The Various Online Projects the Arts Council of Princeton is Offering During this Time

The Various Online Projects the Arts Council of Princeton is Offering During this Time

A Day in the Life-By Jenna Gregor, afternoon “This photo, in a strange way, captures how boxed in we all my feel right now. I believe there’s a silver lining here of inward focus and slowing down.”

We hope this finds you and your family safe and well. As you know, the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is closed, and our in-person events, classes, and exhibitions have been canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 . Despite this circumstance, the Arts Council is committed to continue paying not only our staff, but also our teaching artists. We have paid our valuable instructors through the end of the winter semester despite many of the classes having ended prematurely, and we are actively exploring ways to offer classes online in order to keep our members, the public, and instructors engaged. We know how much you value the arts and now, more than ever, art is a solace that offers a creative outlet for our hopes and fears, and can provide connection in a time of isolation.

apART together
Our staff is working remotely and diligently from home, doing everything they can to fulfill our mission to build community through the arts. We’re inspired by those already participating in our apART together initiative, and are thrilled to introduce new projects to the lineup! We now have four individual projects with which you can get involved today, and the list will continue to grow. Join us!

  • ACP Sketch Clubthis ongoing sketchbook/journaling project details your time spent social-distancing. join our online community sharing sketches and improving skills.
  • Spring Up! Community Gardenlearn about upcycled art by contributing a flower made from household items to a community garden.
  • A Day in the Lifeon Monday, April 6, when individuals in the community took photos to capture a moment in time to chronicle how life has changed, or maybe how it hasn’t, when our “normal” has been so disrupted.  
  • Paint Out Princeton: paint a vantage point unique to you – the view from your yard! complete a plein-air painting any day between April 6-22 to be included in the Paint Out gallery.  

ACP Sketch Club

Staff Picks & Things to Do!
We’ve also added a page to our website with an exciting variety of arts resources, including virtual museum tours, coloring pages from the great museums of the world, and more. There’s something for everyone. Get inspired!

Browse & Buy: Supporting Our Local Artists
If online shopping is your thing, we’ve also added a directory of local artists who sell their work online. Canceled gallery shows and festivals have made this a key time to support the artists living and working in our community. Go ahead and support an artist today!

Please know that our first priority is to maintain the health and safety of our staff, instructors, members, and the general public. We’ve been in regular communications with the Municipal Health Department and are following their guidance on the best course of action for the Arts Council. You can check our website:  http://artscouncilofprinceton.org for updates as the situation changes. We hope to see you again soon. In the meantime, be well and make art.

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