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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.

New Portrait Class

Are you nervous about trying portraiture, or had a bad experience in the past?

Rekindle your confidence with our new fall class


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.
Promises, Promises
August 3rd - 31st
Opening Reception: August 10th

Artist /activist Anne Dushanko Dobek will be creating a new iteration of her ongoing Promises Promises installation series at 1978 Gallery this August
Adult Portrait Classes
September 4th - October 16th 9:45-11:30am
7 sessions

Learn to paint with the traditional seven layer method used by the old masters using the convenience of modern mediums. Beginners and Experienced painters welcome
Phyllis Carlin : A Life Remembered
September 6th - 11th
Reception : Sunday September 7th 2-5pm

It is with profound sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend Phyllis Carlin. Join us to celebrate her life through her art
The Contemporary Artists Forum
Tuesdays at 7pm, every other Tuesday
Join serious artists in a critique group discussing each others work and influences facing artists today.
September 14th - October 12th
Opening Reception & Artist Talk : Sunday 14th, 2-5pm

C.A.F.E. XI celebrates the work of the Contemporary Artists Forum, a diverse group of artists who meet to critique their work in a supportive atmosphere.
The Scientists : a forgetful farce
Sunday September 28th @5pm
Fueled by a steady stream of cocktails, fantasies of Marie Curie, and a few songs, our three unlikely heroes stumble upon a bona fide scientific breakthrough that puts their dream within their grasp. If only they could remember to put down the scotch.