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 will open to the public in July. 


The new hours open to the public in order to continue the flow through the building with health safety guidelines in mind and keep up with increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection are: 


For timeframe: Week of July 6th until August 21st 

Thursdays from 11am-5pm and Saturdays from 11am- 5pm 


During this time, you can visit in person the exhibit “World Travel in Art” by Clifton Association of Artists in the Gallery Wing and “A Rocketry Model Garden” by George Scarfo in the Studio Wing.  Also, throughout the 26-acre property you can visit the outdoor Sculpture Park and see the various sculptures



World Travel and Rocketry Flyer

Art Center Information & Forms