Asbury Park has a long history of providing catharsis through music, movies, galleries, theater, dance and more. The city’s artistic energy is a sustaining and transformative force. The Asbury Park Arts Council seeks to provide the support to ensure that the arts thrive.

Art Auction to Benefit Asbury Park Arts Council, Asbury Park African American Music Project, and Konscious Youth Development & Service

Sea.Hear.Now, the multi-day music, art, and surf festival that takes place each September on the Asbury Park waterfront, has generously donated three artworks for auction with proceeds to benefit APAC and two other local nonprofits, the Asbury Park African American Music Project and KYDS. The online auction launched on Monday, May 22 and will run through Monday, June 19. Click Below for auction details.

Link to Auction

North to Shore Festival

NJPAC is producing the inaugural North to Shore Festival, a three-city celebration of arts and technology that will feature programming in Asbury Park from June 14th-18th. Many local producers and artists were awarded grants to showcase their talents. Check out the lineup Below


Asbury Park Arts Council's work is sustained through the generous support of private, institutional and corporate partners who share our vision of an Asbury Park where all creative practices can thrive and coexist.

Asbury Park Arts Council’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from:

The Mary Owen Borden Foundation 
Grunin Foundation
Shrewsbury Foundation
Monmouth County Covid 19 Community Recovery Grant Program for Non-Profits
Madison Marquette
Vin Gopal Civic Association & iStar
Russell Lewis & Watermark
New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation
Monmouth Arts
AP PorchFest