ORANGE, NJ – Arts service and activist organization ValleyArts has created a community hub at its Valley Arts District location in Orange to serve as a neighborhood gathering spot in an effort to encourage more community events. Consisting of The ValleyArts Community Gallery, The artfullbean café and ValleyD Radio, the space serves as a venue for all community members to hold events, share ideas and create.
Signature visual space, ValleyArts Community Gallery is set to host a variety of exhibitions, events and classes. Additionally, the space is available for rent.
Complete with a coffee bar featuring Fair Trade Federation Haitian coffee and a boutique shop stocked with artisan goods curated by local vendors, the artfullbean café is the ideal space for locals and visitors alike to have business meetings, chat with friends or relax.
ValleyD Radio is the in-house internet radio station, which offers constant eclectic programming. Listeners can tune in at any time to enjoy a variety of musical genres, chat and guest presenters. Radio show opportunities and sponsorship will soon be available.
ValleyArts is a non-profit community organization started in 2005. It seeks to provide a platform for art as an economic and cultural driver in the 15 block area designated as the ValleyArts District. The highest priority of ValleyArts is to work as a community problem solver together with the people who live, work and play in the District. As a neighborhood we strive to inspire creativity and vitality through the arts; help build up and serve creative entrepreneurs; and encourage everyone to participate in arts, culture, and creativity as part of everyday life. To propel this mission, ValleyArts seeks to partner, serve, and support artists, creative organizations and the neighborhood to work, live and thrive in the Valley Arts District.