The arts are essential in building vital communities. Meaningful arts programming has the power to connect us as a society and revitalize us as individuals. Art plays a fundamental role in a well-rounded educational system as well as a prospering economy. Communities that integrate art into their culture posses a universal language with which to interpret the past and envision the future. Central Jersey has an incredibly rich and diverse cultural landscape. CJAC ensures communities have access to everything this region has to offer.

Located at the Blazing Star Cultural Arts Center, 63 Carteret Avenue.

Extensive Nutcracker Collection
December – January 20th, 2023
Carteret Resident Sandie Barth’s collections
of over 240 nutcracker pieces.
*See Calendar for Exhibit Hours

Carteret Camera Club ft. George Tice Reception.

Join the Central Jersey Arts Council & The Carteret Historical Committee on Saturday, January 28th, 2023, from 2 – 4 PM for a special event featuring the life works of published photographer George Tice and time spent at the Carteret Camera Club, as well as a collection of film cameras and a special film screening: Seeing Beyond The Moment.

Exciting news to be announced!

January 28th, 2023 from 2 – 4 PM

February is right around the corner!

Join us Saturday, February 11th, for Tonal frequencies to raise your vibrations and bring them into balance and harmony. A great way to get your monthly self-care check-in.

RSVP today! All Attendees must provide their yoga mat, pillow, and blanket.

February 11th, 2023, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Sensory Art Workshop

Sensory art provides a communication outlet without limitations and allows
individuals with disabilities to express themselves through various

Therapeutic lesson plans with monthly themes, five sensory art workshops, and three monthly themed books for read-aloud.

Must Sign-up before attending, as spaces are limited.

For ages 5-13 years old.

The next workshop will take place on February 18th, 2023. All attendees must arrive 15 minutes before the start of the workshop.