Sunday, March 20, 2011




WHERE: New Jersey Visual Arts Center, 68 Elm Street, Summit

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s first-ever For Art’s Sake Weekend is a three-day event to See Art, Buy Art and Make Art. Co-chaired by Estelle Fournier and Jenny Reinhardt, this event will welcome hundreds of art lovers and patrons. Proceeds will benefit the Art Center’s exhibitions and programs. For Art’s Sake will be the Art Center's major fundraising event for 2011.

Friday, April 1, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Hit the road with the Art Center and visit the private homes of noted contemporary art collectors Patricia A. Bell and Ann Schaffer. Ride in style on a luxury coach bus with gourmet boxed lunches. Upon return to the Art Center, be the first to preview the BLANK CANVAS EVENT* artwork and enjoy coffee and dessert while mingling with the auction's artists.
Tickets: $125

Saturday, April 2, VIP 6:30 PM, General Admission 7:30 – 11 PM

Identical blank canvases were sent out to over 100 artists! They send back one-of-a-kind pieces for a silent art auction! Indulge in cocktails, great food, and lots of excitement as the bidding intensifies. Now in its fifth year, the BLANK CANVAS BENEFIT is our signature special event! Don't miss it!
Tickets $150, VIP Tickets $300

Sunday, April 3, 12 – 4 PM

Become an artist for the day at the Art Center! Spend a fun-filled afternoon participating in hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids, teens and adults, including graffiti drawing, custom sneaker design, comic book illustration, jewelry making, digital photography, ceramics and much more. Dance to traditional Puerto Rican drum music from acclaimed percussion ensemble Segunda Qumbamba, enjoy kid-friendly food from GARAGE Burgers & Fries, Millburn and take a chance on our 50-50 raffle. This FREE event is open to the community. Come celebrate our mission—bringing art and people together.


Recognized for excellence, the Art Center’s educational programs serve school districts and a range of service providers whose programming has been greatly diminished or eliminated due to budget cuts. Each year over 3,500 K-12 students and an additional 1,000 children and adults with special needs benefit from the programs. For Art’s Sake Weekend is the Art Center’s major fundraising event, with proceeds supporting the Art Center’s education programs, exhibitions and outreach initiatives. Since its inception in 2005, For Art’s Sake has netted over $625,000 to support arts education programs.