Arts Center

About the Center

The Clifton Arts Center Gallery and Studio are housed in two renovated barns of the former U.S. Animal Quarantine Station, now the grounds of Clifton Municipal Complex. The brick barns were built in the early twentieth century and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They have been joined together by a modern, airy atrium to create a unique venue for the exhibition of the visual arts.

The Clifton Arts Center is located in the 26-acre Clifton Municipal Complex, Clifton Avenue and Van Houten Avenue. On entering the complex, go to the well road and go up the hill; the Arts Center is located next to the artesian well.

Sculpture Garden

The Clifton Municipal Complex is already host to a sculpture garden containing the works of more than 30 contemporary sculptures, and the opening of the Arts Center in January 2000 has given the City of Clifton the distinction of being one of the most arts-friendly municipalities in the Northeast.


The Clifton Arts Center provides an interactive environment in which the arts can thrive. It is a haven in the heart of the City where our diverse community can come together to experience and celebrate art in all its forms.

Art Bain painting by Reverend Ralph Boult
Clifton Arts Center

The Clifton Arts Center Gallery presents “Craft & Comfort” an art exhibit and sale of artwork by the American Sewing Guild: North Jersey Chapter Members, The exhibit opens on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 through December 7th, 2019. There will be a reception open to the public on Saturday, November 16th from 1pm-4pm. There will also be unique grab and go holiday items for sale throughout the exhibit period and you can start holiday shopping.

The Craft & Comfort exhibit, presented by the North Jersey Chapter of the American Sewing Guild (ASG), showcases the many ways fabric can be fashioned into items that bring comfort to both the creator and the recipient. It is the embodiment of the philosophy that sewing is a way to mark our existence on cloth, patterning our place in the world, voicing our identity and sharing something of ourselves with others.

The North Jersey Chapter is one of 124 chapters across the country who belong to ASG, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1978. Its mission is to advance sewing as a life and art skill. The Clifton Clippers, a Neighborhood Group of the North Jersey Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at The Barn/Senior Center in Clifton.

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