717 Franklin Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-0127

The Center for Community Arts is a multicultural education organization whose arts and humanities programs foster creativity, community building, and appreciation for the rich diversity of our world.

We run year-round arts programming, coupled with efforts to preserve and communicate Cape May’s rich and diverse history. Our programs have developed a fine track record of opening community dialogue and promoting interaction across social and economic groups. Read more about our programming here.

We have changed lives and will continue to build into our wonderful community. Join us, become a member of the Center for Community Arts.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Program Description:

The Youth Arts Program (YAP) is a community-based program providing arts education for youth during out-of-school hours.  YAP offers young people ages 9 to 14 free arts and social activities on Monday and Friday afternoons throughout the school year.

Program Length:

TBD

Appropriate For Age(s):

9 years – 14 years

Program Price:

FREE

Travel Fee: 

NA

Participant Limit: 

TBD

Program Description:

The Center hosts Art at the Library with Paige Cunningham for children ages 6 through 9.  Each meeting is held once a week at the County Library branches in Wildwood Crest (Mondays) and Cape May (Thursdays) from 1:00 to 2:00.

Program Length:

1 hour

Appropriate For Ages(s):

6 years – 9 years

Program Price:

FREE

Travel Fee: 

NA

Participant Limit:

TBD

Program Description:

CCA offers a class for elementary school children that explores creative thinking through movement, visual art, and writing during the school day. Each class has a theme and students will be led through activities in all three disciplines to explore the week’s theme in weekly class sessions. Both independent and group work are used with an emphasis on self-awareness and positive group dynamics. This class is taught by local artist, Penelope Cake.

Program Length:

TBD

Appropriate For Ages(s):

6 years – 9 years

Program Price:

FREE

Travel Fee: 

NA

Participant Limit:

TBD

Program Description:

The Center’s Community History Program (CHP) documents the history of Cape Island’s long-established African-American community.  CHP has also created the John and Janet Nash African American History Archive and has produced twenty exhibits on different aspects of the African American experience in Cape May.

Program Length:

TBD

Appropriate For Ages(s):

All Ages

Program Price:

FREE

Travel Fee: 

NA

Participant Limit:

TBD

Program Description:

Experience Cape May’s Role in the Underground Railroad.  Few people know the part that Cape May played in the Underground Railroad. Nor do many know about Harriet Tubman’s presence here in the early 1850s.

Program Length:

TBD

Appropriate For Ages(s):

All Ages

Program Price:

FREE

Travel Fee: 

NA

Participant Limit:

TBD