ART OF SERIES: Horticulture is just one of the interests celebrated in the Arts Council’s ART OF series. Led by local leaders in art, wine and more, ART OF events are designed to push attendees’ perceptions about creativity.
The Princeton Arts Council presents ART OF, a series of free and paid events organized to introduce attendees to the endless creativity and innovation of the Princeton community. From art collecting to wine tasting, ART OF events partner with local leaders in their respective fields, creating a social outing that will leave attendees inspired.
Every dollar raised through paid ART OF events will benefit the Arts Council’s long-standing community outreach programs, public art initiatives, and year-long community events and projects. Tickets are available now at artscouncilofprinceton.org.
While new events will be added regularly, ART OF’s current lineup is as follows:
ART OF Horticulture: Exploring the Landscape at Grounds For Sculpture — Sunday, September 18, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Join Grounds For Sculpture horticulturist Janis Napoli for a tour of the grounds and learn about the wide variety of native and exotic trees and plants that adorn the 42-acre sculpture park and museum. Tickets are $45.
ART OF Play — Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: This event will inspire children to develop and develop their imagination; dexterity; and physical, cognitive and emotional strengths. Preschool teacher Bentley Drezner will lead a fun and collaborative workshop for children and their caregivers. A light breakfast with coffee and bagel will follow. Free.
ART OF Wine: Spain vs France – Sunday October 9 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Join Terra Momo’s Carlo Momo and wine expert Lionel de Ravel as they battle to determine which country, Spain or France, offers superior wines. Enjoy light refreshments and wine banter. Tickets are $125.
ART BY Karima Muyaes — Saturday, October 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the work of internationally renowned Mexican artist Karima Muyaes. A dinner party at the art-filled home of Michelle and George Lambros in Princeton will feature an artist talk by Karima, whose work is on display at the Arts Council’s Solley Lobby Gallery. Tickets are $125.
ART OF People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos — Wednesday, October 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Mexican author Angeles Mastretta will join the Arts Council to read aloud excerpts from her collection, women with big eyes, followed by a moderated discussion in English and Spanish. Learn about People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos, a local non-profit organization, and sample Mexican refreshments. Tickets are $25.
ART OF Festive Florals with Moonshot Farm — Thursday, December 1, 6-7:30 p.m.: Join Rebecca Kutzer-Rice, owner of Moonshot Farm, to create the perfect holiday wreath or centerpiece to kick off the season. All Moonshot wreaths are cordless/plastic and made from fully compostable materials. While learning new creative skills, you’ll also learn why Moonshot classes and events are community favorites. Tickets are $100.
“Over the past few years, the arts have helped our community stay connected and heal,” said Adam Welch, executive director of the Princeton Arts Council. “Our goal for the ART OF series is to add to our list of accessible opportunities for all members of our community to celebrate the talent and innovation around us.”
To reserve tickets and learn more, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org. If the ticket price is prohibitive, contact Emma Stephens at [email protected] to learn more about the Buy One, Give One ticket option.