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Support the Local Arts – Belmar Arts Council

The Belmar Arts Council is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents, visitors and neighbors by helping the arts to flourish; offering diverse and exciting experiences in both the visual and performing arts for people of all ages, all year-round; and promoting expanded public participation in and support for the arts.  The organization, founded in 2004, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees.

Belmar Arts Council

The Belmar Arts Council believes that the arts help to build pride in our communities; connect people of diverse backgrounds; and occupy an essential role in the lifelong learning experience.  BelmarArts also serves as a resource to civic, municipal, business and other organizations throughout the region.

The Mission and Vision of the Belmar Arts Council
The Boatworks

Photograph by Michael S. Miller

Mission:  To bring people together to discover, create, learn and celebrate the arts.

•    Nurture the arts and support artists
•    Bring arts programming and education to residents and visitors of all ages
•    Use the power of the arts to benefit the community
Vision:  To develop Belmar Arts Center as an inclusive and enriching hub of arts activities and education.

Lifelong Learning

Studying art of all types, learning with and from others is one of the missions of BelmarArts.  Enjoy ongoing classes in drawing and painting media, portfolio prep and photography. The Council offers workshops in DIY framing, gourd art, glass art, woodblock printmaking, Ukrainian egg decor, mosaics, basket weaving and more!

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography Seminar
Monday, March 27 from 6:30-9:00pm

Learn how to create beautiful and realistic high dynamic range photographs without having them look over processed and gaudy. During this seminar Michael S. Miller will explain what HDR is, how to use a series of exposures at varying levels, and then he will show you the steps to combine the images. The results can be stunningly accurate of what your eye accurately saw to mind-blowingly surreal or hyperrealism. $35 BAC members/$55 non members


The visual arts, the arts we experience by seeing, form the hub of BelmarArts, around which the other activities are built.  Exhibitions or shows are the product of visual artists and a variety exhibitions are mounted within the BelmarArts galleries annually.
Most shows are open to all the visual arts, which include painting, drawing, sculpting, mixed media artists, fabric art and others.  Periodically a show may be restricted to one type of art among the visual arts.  Shows may be juried, others are open to all entries.  Ribbons and/or prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the show curator.
13th Annual Juried Art Show
There are 83 artworks in a variety of media – most are for sale!
Please join us for the awards reception on Saturday, April 1 from 5-7pm
Learn more at the Belmar Arts Council website at http://www.belmararts.org/ 

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