Give to 1978 Arts Center!

Give the gift of art to our community. Make a donation now!

Keep in Touch

Subscribe to get the latest news about our classes, events and exhibitions.

1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm

Annual 1978 Celebrates its Friends

Gallery 1978 Celebrates its Friends each year with an exhibit of the art of its members, professional and non-professional alike.

To our Friends and artists: thank you for supporting Gallery 1978 and participating in the annual exhibition.

The exhibition features close to 40 talented artists who are Friends of Gallery 1978. On view this year are a wide range of media in 2D & 3D, in style from photography to abstraction, from jewelry to sculpture to print. Many new artists have entered this year and some favorites are back.


Because of Your Support

Because of the support of our Friends, Gallery 1978 can support public programs and support ground breaking exhibits. Last year we devoted the gallery all summer to  Promises, Promises: Artifact and Evidence, an exhibition drawing attention to female trafficking. This summer the featured exhibition was Chairs of Inclusion, Everyone deserves a seat at the table, the artist-led project of the WAE Center for developmentally disabled young adults

your support also helps fund

  • the annual Black History Month Exhibit, celebrating a prominent artist
  • public programs connected to it’s exhibits
  • workshops for special needs guests
  • support community art projects such as the Maplewood 4th of July

Opening Times

January 17th - February 7th 2016
Opening Reception : Sunday, January 17th, 2-5pm

Open Saturdays and Sundays 2-5pm
Or by appointment


As a special feature for the opening party, artist Nancy Jackson’s ornately embellished Honda Civic will be parked on Springfield Avenue in front the gallery.


Nancy Jackson’s ornately embellished Honda Civic

Closing Event : Workshop

How to Promote Your Art

Sunday, February 7th 3:30-5pm

Promoting Your Art, a Conversation with Joy Yagid, Cathy McCoy Bristol & Nette Thomas