MoCo Public Art Project


Monmouth Arts is participating in the OceanFirst Foundation Charity Challenge! Our mission is to raise money to build 5 PUBLIC ART PROJECTS in 5 COMMUNITIES along the MoCo Arts Corridor – from Matawan to Manasquan. Imagine some awesome public art in a community near you… together we can make it happen!

The best part is, we don’t have to win the whole enchilada to raise funding. We get to keep any money donated during the challenge.

Let’s make some art… DONATE NOW!

Also, check out our awesome campaign video! JUST CLICKING ON THE VIDEO CAN HELP US WIN A $5,000 GRANT!

The challenge ends May 15, 2015.

Monmouth Arts Education Awards & Showcase

Art Ed Awards 2015 Final Invite (3)When:  May 5, 2015 6:00-8:00pm

Where:  Rechnitz Hall, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ

Come share in a special evening of student performances, recognition of outstanding Arts Education leaders & light fare!

Student Tickets $5 and Adult Tickets $10

Tickets can be purchased here

Special Thanks to our Title Sponsor, OceanFirst Foundation.

Art Salon April 27, 2015

Art Salon Invite by Heather Thompson

Art Salon Invite by Heather Thompson

When: Monday April 27, 2015, 6-8pm
Where: Asbury Park Yacht Club (access through Langosta Lounge)

Monmouth Arts invites all artists and arts enthusiasts to gather and enjoy good company and conversation. Find your tribe, make a new arts friend, reconnect with an old one! And let’s not forget the appetizer specials!

RSVP Danielle:

*Monmouth Arts members get a free drink ticket. Tip your bartender!*

Not a member yet? Join Now!

Lambert & Stamp

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April 2nd, 2015 7:00 pm

Directed by: James D. Cooper

Starring: Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert

Plot Summary: This film tells the remarkable story of Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, aspiring filmmakers from opposite sides of the tracks who set out to find a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor and manage the iconic band that would become known as The Who.

Inspired by the burgeoning 1960s youth culture, they found in the ‘High Numbers’ a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Rechristening them ‘The Who‘, they quickly scrapped the idea of making a movie and imbued into the process their unusual chemistry, filmic ideas, stylish dress and outrageous performance. They forged a complex and moving relationship, deeply tragic and brilliantly comedic, fueling the band’s artistic development and leaving and indelible imprint on its time and generations to come.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Film: 7:00 pm
Bow Tie Cinema
36 White Street, Red Bank, NJ
Reception: 5:45-6:45 pm
Monmouth ArtSpace 105
105 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ
Reception & Film $35 members, $45 non-members
Film Only $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Purchase Tickets

Teen Arts Festival 2015

Cover art for this year's "Art of the Street" theme. Created by Heather Thompson.

Cover art for this year’s “Art of the Street” theme. Created by Heather Thompson.

When: March 19th & 20th, 2015

Where: Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

The theme of the 2015 Teen Arts Festival is “Art of the Street”. Held on the Brookdale campus in Lincroft, this unique event is a great opportunity for teens ages 13 to 19 to experience all disciplines of the arts and participate in workshops, performances, exhibits, and critiques.

The Opening Reception for the festival will be held on March 18th at the CVA Gallery of Brookdale from 6-7pm.

Don’t forget to tag your pictures, posts, etc. with #MTAF15 so we can see how you’re prepping for/what you did at this year’s festival! We may even have some contests and giveaways going on, so keep a lookout for more news on that front, as well!

Hope to see you there!

Schools, students and teachers: please give us a big “like” on Facebook for updates and news for teens/educators!

Contact Sandy Taylor, Arts Education Director, with questions or concerns: or 732-212-1890 x 6

Monmouth Arts Annual Meeting is January 21st

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Where: Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank

Please join the arts community as we gather for an evening of networking and conversation leading to new collaborations and partnerships! Monmouth Arts welcomes all current members and everyone who is interested in the arts. We will begin the meeting with voting on the Board slate for 2015, recognition of outgoing board members and a short update on Monmouth Arts initiatives. Also during the meeting, Monmouth Arts staff will be giving tours of our new storefront location right next door to the Count Basie Theatre, and collecting your ideas for using the new community space!

Come and socialize with the arts and creative community, make new connections and find your place with Monmouth Arts, where community and arts connect! Light fare and a cash bar will be available for your enjoyment.

RSVP to Danielle Acerra, Community Engagement Manager: or 732-212-1890 x 3

2014 Annual Appeal


If you love the arts and you love Monmouth County please give as generously as you can to our Annual Fund, ensuring that Monmouth Arts continues to enrich our community by inspiring and fostering the arts.

This has been an exciting year for Monmouth Arts culminating in our move to a street level storefront location, right next to the Count Basie Theatre, where we can welcome the community and connect them to wonderful artists and arts groups!

Monmouth Arts

  • Strengthens small and emerging arts groups with workshops, networking      and nearly $100,000 in grants to arts groups through ArtHelps creating more than 2,000 art events for more than 725,000 people.

  • Engages 2,000 teen artists, arts educators and professional artists at the Monmouth Teen Arts Festival & Arts Education Awards.

  • Connects businesses, government and arts groups to leverage the economic power of the arts through the MoCo Arts Corridor Partnership.

  • Advocates for the arts on a local, state and federal level and provides the arts community with the most current information on arts policy and issues.

This year we are honored to be one of the nonprofits featured in the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Jersey Give-Back Guide based on how innovative, collaborative and financially healthy Monmouth Arts is and how deeply and effectively we engage our community.

Art is in each of our lives every day, in what we see, what we hear, what we read, what we do and who we are. Art is pervasive! What would it take for you to join us in our support of the arts in Monmouth County? ArtHelps all!

Come see our new space or make your donation online.   Thank you!


Kim Roberts Honecker, Chair                        Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director


New Writing Workshop! The Power of Play with Colleen Lineberry

The Power of Play: Creative Ways with Words with Colleen Lineberry
February 10, 2015
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Monmouth Arts – 105 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ

This experiential workshop offers ways to expand creative horizons using playful writing strategies that will inspire your imagination and allow you to tell the stories you have to tell. Explore and experiment with tips and techniques to develop and strengthen fiction, nonfiction, poetry or personal journal writing.

Work with description and imagery, dialogue, voice, and more. Free your inner muse in a comfortable workshop atmosphere and discover concrete ideas and develop works in progress as you continue to write on your own. Please bring a notebook and pen. All levels welcome.

$35 for members and $40 for non-members

Register  online

Thank You to Our 2014 Gala Sponsors

Jill Kerwick & Arthur Kontos Foundation
Count Basie Theatre

Monmouth University

The Curchin Group
Ansell, Grimm & Aaron

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Storytelling and the Collective Art Tank: A Social Media Case Study


When: TBA

Where: The Collective Art Tank, Asbury Park

Cost: $35 for Monmouth Arts members, $45 for nonmembers

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Reserve your spot now! (If you have any questions, please email Tammy at

We live in a world full of information, and sometimes that makes it hard to make your voice heard. Stories have the power to unlock the data and not only tell us what it means, but how we should feel about it. As a brand, it’s important to actively curate the stories you are putting out there, using sight, touch, sound, smell and emotion to connect with your audiences. This case study workshop will use real-world marketing and branding examples from The Collective Art tank and Monmouth Arts to demonstrate how to use storytelling to amp up your promotions. Tammy’s workshops are lively and conversational, with something for all levels of expertise. Spots are limited to 20, so reserve yours today!