Welcome to Hunterdon’s Art Scene!
The beautiful thing about art is that it looks and means something different to everyone who experiences it. From sculptures and pottery to paintings and pastels, Hunterdon has a lot to offer within its diverse and unique art scene. If you’re looking to explore Hunterdon County’s creative side, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for just some of our favorite galleries and spaces that host art!
An art collaboration with a lot of history itself, ArtYard is a grand collective of artistic knowledge and passion. The ArtYard is a place for artists, writers, musicians and more, from all points of their artistic journeys, to come and engage with an audience. Inspiring others to put their art into the world, “ArtYard is an incubator for creative expression and a catalyst for collaborations that reveal the transformational power of art”, a truly inspiring concept that is sure to leave you feeling creatively fulfilled.
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop, ArtYard is a campus comprising four buildings, all within walking distance of each other. It includes a recently built, state-of-the-art theater and exhibition space. As well as two artist residencies, and a workshop for visiting artists to work in. If you’re looking to not only see beautiful creations but be fully immersed in the artists and community that brought it to life, ArtYard is a must!
The Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton)
Overlooking the well-known Red Mill is another landmark in Clinton that you’re sure to love – the Hunterdon Art Museum [HAM]. If you’ve ever been to Clinton, you know that there are always community events happening and space for people to come and share, contribute, and spend time together. The HAM is no exception to this notion, “70 years of educating, challenging, and inspiring community through the arts … HAM showcases works by established and emerging contemporary artists and also offers a dynamic schedule of classes and workshops for all”.
HAM hosts a permanent collection that starts just upon walking up to the building, a sculpture installation created by Tom Otterness and Noriko Sakuyama, and continues as you walk into all parts of the museum. With four new exhibitions coming up in 2023, there is something for everyone to admire and draw inspiration from.
Highlands Art Gallery (Lambertville)
With pieces from 26 artists, there is a wide variety of both paintings and sculptures ready for you to visit at the Highlands Art Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. Showcasing artists from all around the world, Highlands Art Gallery has an outstanding selection of representational paintings and sculptures with subject matter influenced by each of the artists’ individual experiences.
The gallery writes on its website that their art is “…ideal for seasoned collectors as well as new art purchasers. We represent the most Master Level and Signature Level Artists in national art organizations in the area”. Ensuring that whether you’re picking up your thousandth piece, or you’re just looking to put a new piece in your home or office, you’ll find what you’re looking for. If you are seasoned, be sure to stop in for a workshop hosted by the gallery, featuring notable artists that teach advanced technique and skill.
Kev Von Holt Gallery (Flemington)
Looking for less traditional and more abstract? Look no further – the Kev Von Holt Gallery in Flemington is home to hundreds of abstract pieces by the artist himself, “My work explores the relationship between myself, and the discourse in current culture… By applying abstraction, I walk a fine line of intense personal moments created by means of acceptance and refusal, luring myself and the viewer round and round in circles as my styles change constantly”. With the artist’s style shifting often, you can guarantee it a special and unique experience every time you visit the Kev Von Holt Gallery. Be sure to stop by immerse yourself in the artist’s thoughts and feelings (or a version of them)!
Old Borough Hall Pottery (High Bridge)
Have you always dreamt of hopping on a pottery wheel and creating something both beautiful and useful? High Bridge is home to Old Borough Hall Pottery. This is a gallery and teaching studio that both showcases beautiful clay creations and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the experience of pottery making! Studio owner, Rachel Yu, is a master of clay, and wants to share her passion with the community. Join her in classes, private lessons or parties, or stop by just to admire her and her students’ work. With a motto of “peace, love, pottery”, you’re sure to feel relaxed and fulfilled in this potters’ paradise!
Hunterdon is home to many more galleries and places to both enjoy and create art. While they aren’t all listed here, don’t forget to explore further into Hunterdon’s artistic scene! Visit our extended list of Hunterdons art galleries, museums and spaces, and see the list below for quick links to some of your future favorite art spaces in Hunterdon:
https://www.theartparlour.org/ The Art Parlour (Frenchtown)
https://www.haasgallery.com/ Haas Gallery (Lambertville)
https://www.lambertvillearts.com/ Lambertville Arts (Lambertville)
https://www.artsbridgeonline.com/ Art Bridges (Lambertville)
http://www.seeingglass.com/ Seeing Glass (Lambertville)
https://www.crosspollinationgallery.com/ Cross Pollination Gallery (Lambertville)
https://debogat.com/ Debogat Fine Art Gallery (Lambertville)
https://eleanorvoorhees.com/ Eleanor Voorhees Art Gallery (Lambertville)
https://www.gallerypiquel.com/ Gallery Piquel (Lambertville)
https://jimsoflambertville.com/ Jims of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery (Lambertville)
https://kellysullivanfineart.com/ Kelly Sullivan Fine Art (Lambertville)
http://www.malcolmbray.com/ Malcolm Bray (Lambertville)
http://www.robinsegg.com/ Robins Egg Gallery (Lambertville)
http://www.uniongallerynj.com/ Union Gallery (Lambertville)