To celebrate, we encouraged everyone to share stories on social media about how the arts impact their lives using #ArtMattersNJ.
From the moment you wake up until your head rests on your pillow, art is all around you -- from the clothes you select each day to the songs on your playlist, from your artfully plated meal to the pictures you take with your smartphone. Art is everywhere!
New Jersey's nonprofit arts generate more than a half billion dollars in our state’s economy, employ nearly 19,000 of its citizens, transform sleepy towns into vibrant communities, and provide skills that prepare students to become 21st century leaders. The arts are what makes our state a special place to live, work, visit, and raise a family.
Of course, there's lots to get out and see and do as well! Check out the regional Fall Arts Preview Guides we've produced with with New Jersey Stage. Each features previews, interviews, and listings of upcoming shows and exhibitions taking place around the state.