The Manville Arts Council is excited for their upcoming 4th Annual Arts Expo. Join us on Friday, May 3rd at 6 pm when they open the Expo with an Artists Reception at the Manville Public Library. The Community Room will be filled with paintings, photographs and sculputer, each with a unique story from the talented creators. Join us and you’ll have a chance to meet the artists to discuss their vision and enthusium for art. The MAC is proud to be able to bring such talent to Manville. Spread the word and come see the show!
The Manville Arts Council is extending the deadline to enter your art in the 4th Annual Art Expo. Apply by Saturday, April 13th to show your art!
This year’t theme is the Four Elements. Your art can depict any of the element that make up all matter: Air, Water, Fire and Earth. Did you paint a landscape of a beach, or create some earthenware? Is your art an abstract of air or fire? You can enter to show your pieces in this years Expo. Enter by April 13th!
The Manville Arts Council’s Arts Expos have become a premiere art event in Somerset County. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Our Bright Lights contest and fundraiser was a huge success. We had a record 25 homes entered in the contest and a record 1400+ votes cast! Manville was in bright lights this holiday season. Many thanks to the homeowners for their creative displays and support of the MAC and to the community at large for embracing our fundraiser and casting over 1400 + votes! An special thanks to our prize sponsors who gave a record number of prizes. We hope you had as much fun as we did bringing this to our Borough.
Thank you to Nan and the Manville Library staff for their support in anything we do! And I also want to thank the Bright Lights Committee, your hard work and dedication bringing the arts to Manville is truly inspiring!
Sharon, Bright Lights Chair
You can still enjoy the Bright Lights through the Holiday season! There are plenty of homes decorated in Manville to see. Come out and see the creative displays all over town. Get our interactive map here or printed copies are still available at the Manville Public Library during their operating hours.
See more home photos below…
Our Bright Lights Sponsors and Prizes Gallery - Thank YOU!
The homes are decorated, the map is set, the voting guitar pick are available! Our 3rd Annual Bright Lights is in full swing! This is a record year for the Manville Arts Council’s year end fundraiser. This year, a record 25 homes are participating in the contest! We have an amazing list of prizes to award. Our top three vote-getters will in a one night stay in a Family Suite plus 4 Waterpark Passes at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos, four tickets to see The Nutcracker at Morristown Performing Arts Center or 2 Hours of bowling for 5 People at Bowlmor in Green Brook!
This year, we have addional prizes for homes that didn’t get the top three votes. Just for registering they will be entered in our Rudolph Raffle to win one of four fantastic prizes, two passes for 4 people to tour the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Studio or two $100 Gift Cards for dinner at Sahara Restaurant in Manville courtsey of Mayor Onderko!
But if you didn’t register your home you can still get in the fun by participating in the voting, driving to see the amazing displays and choosing your favorite. All you have to do is get some of our official voting guitar picks (a donation of $5 for 5) at the Manville Public Library and fill out the raffle ticket to win one of these amazing prizes! Manville Pizza Restaurant and Game & Party Place - $100 Gift Cards each to enjoy all the amenities; Reading Cinemas - 4 Family of Four Pack of Movie Passes; Six Flags - 2 Complimentary Passes; Pinots Palette - $70 Gift Card; AR Workshop - $50 Gift Card; Glassworks Studio - $25 Gift Card; or Longwood Gardens - 2 Entry Passes!
Take your family, pick up some voting guitar picks at the Manville Public Library and a Bright Lights Map, bring some hot cocoa and join the fun!
Get Ready MANVILLE! Bright Lights 2018 will be here before you know it! Register your home beginning on November 1st through December 5th by 10pm. Our official Voting Guitar Picks will also be available next week. Check back next week!
The Manville Art Council proudly announces our first mural installation will be at the Manville Public Library. The Manville Borough Council has approved the design by our President Heather Ball. The Manville Branch of the Somerset County Library System is more than just a place to check out books. This building acts as a community center for our town. Many community groups and organizations use the library as a place to hold their meeting and host events. The concept of the proposed library mural endeavors to showcase how the library supports our community.
This trompe l’oeil mural creates a nook where books and different items have been placed to represent many of the local groups as well as some of the library’s most popular programs over the past five years. Each time viewers look at the artwork they will see a new item they never noticed before inspiring them to discover what the item represents. We hope this mural will motivate the residents of Manville to find their own way to make positive impact within the community.
We can't wait to install the final result as the community comes together to create this mural. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on how you can be involved.
On Friday, May 4th at 6 pm, the Manville Arts Council will open the Manville Public Library doors for the Opening Night Reception of its 3rd Annual Art Expo. With a record number of submissions, the Manville Arts Council has selected works from over 25 artists for this year’s showcase. Opening Night visitors will have a comfortable viewing area from which to enjoy a wide array of styles and media, along with an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists who created their favorite pieces. Sculpture and paintings, as well as photography and mixed media pieces, give this show its unique appeal. The festivities are open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Artwork will remain on display for two weeks, ending on May 18th.
“On behalf of the Manville Arts Council, we are honored that New Jersey based artists have embraced the Art Expo with such excitement and anticipation. This year we had a record 75 pieces submitted for consideration. This exhibit is truly a wonderful representation of the kind of talent that lives and thrives in the Garden State.”
— Heather Ball, Manville Arts Council President
“In three quick years, the Manville Arts Council’s Art Expo has become Manville’s premier showcase for talented artists in our area. The MAC’s vision of making the arts accessible to everyone has inspired artists, art lovers and our community alike. Each year the anticipation builds for this show and I am looking forward to viewing the art on display.”
— Mayor Richard M. Onderko
Come and enjoy a night of art and friends. If you can't make it on opening night, you can enjoy the art on display until May 18th. Hope to see you there!
Thank you to our Expo sponsors!
The Manville Arts Council strives to offer the community programs which inspire creativity. We are an independent 501c3 non-profit organization and rely upon private donations and community volunteers. Click here for more on the Manville Arts Council and programming offered throughout the year.
The Deadline to submit an application to our 3rd Annual Arts Expo is next Sunday, April 15th. Don't delay. Space is filling up quickly! We'd LOVE to see your art in our show!
CLICK HERE for the guidlines and application. Apply NOW!!!
The Manville Arts Council proudly announces the 3rd Annual Art Expo. Please join us by submitting your art in our show. The Art Expo is open to all New Jersey artists 16 years or older. Artwork will be on display for two weeks at the Manville Public Library beginning with an Opening Reception on May 4th and ending on May 18th. Click HERE to download the guidelines and application. Applications must be received by Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Our goal is to create a free and public event to improve accessibility to the arts within our borough. The Manville Art Council is focused on creating opportunities to spotlight local talent and further develop the arts culture in Manville. We hope you will be part of this great celebration of the arts.