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.
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.
Partnerships are part of our human interactions. As the new year and decade begins, the Clifton Arts Center presents “An Art Partnership” with artists from New Jersey and New York. These artists are called the Tuesday Painters and are a co-op local.