Arts & Cultural Affairs

The South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs strengthens and supports the local arts community and provides a variety of cultural and social activities for all citizens and visitors to South Orange. Cultural Affairs programming  celebrates and presents the professional accomplishments of local and regional artists through art exhibitions, classes, art talks, performances, and festivals ensuring public access to the arts and adding richness and depth to life in South Orange.

Baird Theater
Book Arts Roundtable
Cultural Arts Classes
The Pierro Gallery

The South Orange Arts Advisory Committee

The South Orange Arts Advisory Committee is a group that advises the Department and liaises with the community and the Village Board of Trustees. It fosters creativity and excellence in the arts to enrich the quality of life for residents, the business community, and visitors to South Orange. It recognizes the special nature of the arts community as fundamental to the identity of South Orange and promotes the town as a home to artists and as a cultural destination for the region.

The committee works on both short and long range planning regarding the arts in South Orange- It is a place for big picture thinking as well as advice on more practical matters. The committee takes on projects as needed.

South Orange Summertime Guide 2018

  1. Watershed Literary Events presents An Evening of Poetry with Alicia Mountain and Kenneth Hart

    Home town poets Alicia Mountain and Kenneth Hart, both alumni of Columbia High School, are the featured readers this fall at Watershed Literary Events, a spoken word series sponsored by Cultural Affairs in South Orange. Read on...
  2. 2nd Annual Kenny Graham Round-Robin Doubles Invitational Announced

    The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs announces the 2nd annual tennis competition in honor of Kenneth Allen Graham, a dedicated lifelong resident of South Orange and a true ambassador for the game of tennis. Read on...
  3. Mounds Piles & Massings

    The Pierro Gallery is pleased to collaborate with the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall on a new exhibition curated by South Orange resident and member of the SO Arts Advisory Council, Greg Leshé. The exhibition takes place September 9- October 10, 2019. Read on...
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