Pre-Register for Summer Arts Camp and Enjoy Free Arts Activities For All Ages
Sunday, March 2, 1 - 4 p.m.

Middletown, NJ – The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) invites families to explore the arts during its free Family Arts Festival and Open House on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. The MAC is located at 36 Church Street next to the Middleton Train Station and offers classes, events and community programming for all ages and abilities. Free parking on-site. Guests will be entered in several free drawings for gift cards, which are good for MAC events and classes throughout 2014. The event is free and preregistration is not required. Call the Middletown Arts Center at (732) 706-4100 with any questions.

Hundreds of families from Middletown and surrounding communities are anticipated to join the MAC for its seventh annual open house. Attendees will enjoy a day filled with free non-stop arts action that includes sampling the MAC’s professional classes for adults and children, preregistration for Spring Classes and its popular Summer Arts Camp, live music and performances, and tours of the 23,000 square-foot facility that includes a theater, gallery, classrooms, artist and dance studio, and computer room. Highlights from the children's activities include cartooning with the Doodle Dude, LEGO® building with Bricks 4 Kids, dance with Miss Deena, arts and crafts with Miss Laurie, Club Mac with Miss Maria, Broadway theater with Theresa Fowler, music with Miss Sherri, and more. New spring classes include Create-a-Cartoon and video game design with the Emmy-winning Small Factory Productions. Adults can also sample classes in water coloring, stained glass window making, guitar, gentle yoga, ballroom dancing and tai-chi.

The Middletown Arts Center’s 23,000 square-foot facility features multiple classrooms, a dance studio, theater, art gallery and computer lab. Its beautiful outdoor grounds feature a pond, patio, expansive lawns, and a 9/11 Memorial Garden, all ideal for outdoor reflection, painting, yoga and concert performances. Middletown Arts Center Facts

  • The Middletown Arts Center welcomed over 60,000 visitors in 2013.

  • In 2013, over 1,400 activities at the MAC included dance socials, art exhibits, musical events, rehearsals, performances, educational programs, auditions and community events. 

  • The Middletown Arts Center is operated by the non-profit 501c3 Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council.

  • Partnerships at the MAC in 2013 included the New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra, JINKA Foundation, ARC, The Shore Consortium for the Gifted and Talented, 180 Turning Lives Around, Amanda’s Easel, High Tech High, Middletown Board of Education, Monmouth County Arts Council, American Sewing Guild, New Jersey Creativity in Counseling, JMJ Home School Association, Colts Neck Swing Band,  Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast, Community Affairs Council, and more.

  • The Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council (MTCAC) awards annual scholarships.

  • The MTCAC offers a Business Partner in the Arts program to establish partnerships with local businesses.

  • The MTCAC was recognized by the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association for Excellence in Therapeutic and Wellness programming.