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Paint-a-palooza Family Event to Kick Off Eight Decades at Art Center

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will host Paint-a-palooza, an evening of hands-on painting projects in its galleries. Co-chaired by Sue Welch and Helaine Winer, Paint-a-palooza will be held on December 14, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Families will be welcomed with festivities and a medley of art-making projects including group painting collages and a large scalePaint the Town!’ canvas that features local Summit landmarks. Guests will also enjoy a family-friendly dinner from David Ellis Events, with juice for kids and wine and beer for parents. The event kicks off the Art Center’s year-long anniversary celebration of 80 years of excellence.


December 14, 2012, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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$125 Fam-a-palooza, admits 2 adults and up to 3 kids
$75 Duo-palooza, admits 2 adults


$500 Meg-a-palooza, admits 2 adults and up to 3 kids
2 signature t-shirts
VIP access to "Keith Haring" project
Recognition on event-day materials, website and social media

$250 Lal-a-palooza, admits 2 adults
2 signature t-shirts
Recognition on event-day materials, website and social media

Additional Guests: $50 per adult, $25 per child

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the Art Center’s reception desk. Event proceeds will benefit the Art Center’s education programs, acclaimed exhibitions and outreach initiatives. For more information please visit or call (908) 273-9121.

About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Founded in 1933, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio school and a thriving exhibition, education and programming schedule, the Art Center serves over 60,000 individuals from the tri-state region each year.

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