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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
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1978 Maplewood Arts Center is a community space dedicated to the arts. The Center offers classes and workshops, art shows, film programs and live performances and provides a forum for artists to work, exhibit and interact.

Film Festival


January 16th 2-5pm
CHS Student Film & Animation Festival Redux

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Fresh 11.0
December 8th - January 12th, 2019
Reception : December 16th, 3-5pm

Join us to celebrate the talents and energy of our next generation of Art Stars. This annual show showcases our local High School talents and never fails to impress, astonish and entertain.
Eleta J Caldwell : Talented Trailblazer
January 19th - March 3rd 2019
Reception : Saturday February 9th, 2019 2-6pm

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a special tribute to the late Eleta J. Caldwell, first female and first black principal of Newark's legendary Arts High School.
Adult Watercolor
Monday or Friday, 10-11:30am
Everyone can paint. Enjoy a relax morning in a gallery setting learning watercolor with popular instructor Evelyn Graves. All levels are welcome to this ongoing class.
Stop by to see our New Mural
Stop by anytime to see our fabulous new mural by Elijah Minton.
Adult Photography Classes
Ongoing Saturday Classes
This class is for people who enjoy photography and have a need to know their camera well to capture great images. This is an ongoing class… all levels are welcome.
Event Demo : The Transformations of Fire and Earth

Watch the new Pottery Demo from the exhibit The Transformations of Fire & Earth