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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.

Call For Artists

Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2017

The 14th Annual SOMA Studio Tour
Registration is Open

June 3rd & 4th 2017

Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2017
To be included on the printed map you must register by April 1st, 2017.


Transformations of Fire and Earth
March 19th - Sunday, April 23th
Reception: Sunday, March 26th from 2-5pm

Carole Wong Chesek, William McCreath, Barry Zawacki, and Tricia Zimic illustrate the range and versatility of clay works. Their works range from delicately detailed porcelain to life size organic stoneware creations.
Stolen Identities
April 29th - May 26th
Opening Reception : Friday May 12th, 6-8pm

Is an essential part of our sense of self being obliterated as racial, ethnic or gender identities are compromised? "Stolen Identities" is the latest exhibit by the New Art Group, one of New Jersey's oldest art collectives.
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.
Open Studio with Gail Winbury
Sunday April 30th
Gail Winbury will offer an open studio with advanced sign up
Mixed Media Demonstration
Saturday May 20th
Join Heidi Sussman for a mixed media demonstration.
Discussion and Poetry Reading
Sunday May 21st
Join us for a discussion about The Creative Process, followed by a poetry reading