PO Box 236, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716, US

Strengthening Community through the Arts!

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

Special Events


Can you knit a healthy brain?

Can you knit a healthy brain?


Join us for the premiere of 





Friday, March 20th, 2020 


New Jersey musicians Audra Mariel and Rolando Alvarado, bring us Music on First which will draw from their expansive collective network of musicians and emphasizes a diversity of performers and genre in the anticipated first year of programming.

The project draws deep inspiration from venues across the water in New York City that were born of necessity for musicians on the fringe of mainstream trends. 

"We aim to follow in the spirit of these

venues with a program that is sustainable and attractive to a wide array of musicians and local

audiences. The initial cue of artists runs the gamut of genres - 

fusion, ambient electronica,

shoegaze, surf, singer-songwriter, synth pop, metal, and jazz."

- Audra & Rolando

We are so excited to add this 

program to our line-up! 

Get Tickets Here : $10

Tickets at the door $12

Can you knit a healthy brain?

Can you knit a healthy brain?

Can you knit a healthy brain?


 The Power Is In Your Hands 


What creative makers have known, intuitively, throughout time is that working with your hands makes you feel good.

Excitedly, we now know that the creative making process can be specifically harnessed to promote healing biologically, neurologically, behaviorally, and socially.

That's pretty powerful stuff!

This means that creative handwork can be

intentionally engaged to deliberately affect change.

For example, to impact mood,

alleviate stress and pain,

and help take a measure of control 

over some medical symptoms.

(excerpted from Institute of Therapeutic Craft & Creativity.

Join us and Callie Lasch, 

of the Institute of Therapeutic Craft & Creativity on

Wednesday, March 25th at 11AM


Wednesday,  April 1st at 7PM

for a talk on the power of 

creative engagement on cognitive health

- at any age.

No excuses - a morning and evening session 

are being offered !


FREE - Please Register Here!

Introducing ARTS Trek's

Can you knit a healthy brain?

Introducing ARTS Trek's


Take an Arts Trek to  Grounds for Sculpture

MAY  30, 2020

The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is launching Arts Trek, a new  program of day trips to artistic and cultural sites in New Jersey and  the metropolitan area. Our first destination will be Grounds for  Sculpture in Hamilton on Saturday May 30th, 2020.

 The  site, founded by artist-philanthropist Seward Johnson, showcases  sculptures from throughout the world in a 42-acre park and arboretum.  Works range from modernist to re-creations of classic impressionist  paintings. Indoor galleries feature rotating exhibits.

    Participants  will have the option of a guided tour by Museum Educator Callie Lasch  or exploring on your own. Artists are welcome to use their time for  plein-air painting or sketching.

Cost: $65 for Arts Council members, $75 for non-members, including  transportation and admission. Lunch will be at your own expense.On-site dining options include a casual eatery, or Rat's, a formal,  upscale French-themed restaurant, where reservations are recommended by  calling (609) 584-7800.

Registration is required by April 15; early sign-up is recommended as space is limited. 

    Our  motor coach will depart, rain or shine, at 9AM sharp from the Atlantic  Highlands Arts Council Gallery at 54 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands,  with return at approximately 5PM.

Register Member $65

Register Non-Member $75

Registration may also be made by check or cash 

at the Arts Council Gallery at 54 First Ave during our regular business hours.





POSTPONED : November 20 , 2020 9PM 

Kevin Smith comes full circle with his return to New Jersey, riding high on the wave of his successful Jay and Silent Bob REBOOT TourJoin him and his most loyal fans for an intimate Q&A at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre.

400 Cedar Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

Get tickets at www.filmonefest.org



CANCELLED : THE LAST VERMEER, the true story of renowned Dutch artist Han van Meegeren, suspected of selling a valuable painting to the Nazis. 

Nicole Rizzuto, Program Manager for the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College will give a pre-screening talk on current efforts to recover art stolen by Nazis during WWII.

FilmOneFest hosts 5-6  Sony Pictures Classics 

Movie Premieres in addition to many other events throughout the year to raise funds to produce FilmOneFest.  

Your support of these events is vital!

Check back for more details or visit www.filmonefest.org



JULY 18, 2020

Submissions are now open!

FilmOneFest (the Atlantic Highlands One-Minute International Film Festival) is a celebration of the super short film and a snap-shot of the creative image making happening online and across the world. 

Founded in 2008, the festival takes place on third Saturday of July at the Atlantic Highlands Marina and is screened at other venues throughout the year. Films (under 2 minutes in length) from local and international film and video makers are projected on a giant screen under the stars on the historic shores of Sandy Hook Bay.