The Arts Council of Princeton invites the community to a free, family-friendly 50th birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 12 to 3 p.m. The event wil commemorate the Arts Council of Princeton’s legacy of 50 years while celebrating its enduring presence in the community and beyond.
From 12-2 p.m., attendees can enjoy music, games and prizes, “make & take” art projects, an interactive community mural, and a treasure hunt. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet fall instructors who will conduct demos and workshops. Enjoy treats from Jammin’ Crepes and Joe’s Ice Cream and Italian Ice food trucks. Ten percent of the of proceeds from these trucks will be donated to the Arts Council of Princeton.
From 2 to 3 p.m., express your creativity and satisfy your sweet tooth by decorating your own cupcake. Attendees will also enjoy live music, dance performances and a community birthday cake courtesy of The Gingered Peach in Lawrenceville.
Following the community celebration, the Arts Council of Princeton’s 50th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition will kick off with an opening reception. Invited artists range from former rtists-in-Rresidence to featured gallery artists, instructors, and more. Work will be on view in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery as well as the second-floor of the Princeton Public Library from Sept. 16 through Oct. 7. The exhibition continues with additional work in Princeton Day School’s Anne Reid ’72 Gallery from Sept. 11 through Oct 5 with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Art will be available for sale at all three venues.