Welcome to the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council!  We are a non profit organization whose mission is to foster and promote the artistic and cultural vitality of Sussex County.  

We encourage you to check out the Events, Things to Do, and Artist Community pages on our site as a resource for what's happening in the Arts! 


The current exhibit in the gallery is Americana. On display from July 18th until August 8th.  


Check out this video from the WMBC-Newsroom. You can watch a short interview with our Executive Director, Mary Jo Mathias regarding the Pushing the Envelope Exhibit previously on display in our gallery.



Check out the link to the WMBC-Newsroom. You can watch a short interview with our Executive Director, Mary Jo Mathias regarding the Lighter Side Exhibit previously on display in our gallery.


Please enjoy this sample of work from a previous exhibit, Artist's Choice.


The Summer 2015 Legacy has been released Click Here to see it!

Stay tuned for the Next Edition of The Legacy!

Sussex Skylands National Endowment for the Arts Discover Jersey Arts New Jersey Arts Council Visit NJ The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Current Exhibit

Runs Until: August 08, 2015
Reception: Saturday, July 18, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Show Us Your Best
Runs Until: July 28, 2015
at the Sussex County Judicial Center

Call for Artists!

An Upcoming Exhibit is: 

Sights and Sounds of Summer

Unless it's a video, a wind-up device or Wi-Fi enabled object, we may have to imagine the sound of an art piece, but when your art is on exhibit it may silently call forth sounds of summer through imagination. May your art evoke the sounds of summer. This should be interesting!

Saturday,  August 15, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 9, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
and Tuesday, August 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
& Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sussex County Senior Citizen Art Show

In cooperation with the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show

July 28th - September 8th
  • All entries will be featured at the Sussex County Judicial Center Gallery, Newton NJ 
  • Open to visual artists age 60 or over, currently residing in Sussex County.
  • Entrants must declare either professional or non-professional classification. (see entry form for details). Winners will be selected from entries in each category, in both professional and non-professional classes.
  • Only first place winners go on to compete in the New Jersey State Senior Citizens Art Show in September at the Meadow Lakes  
Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 43-47 High Street, Newton NJ
Drop off labeled artwork and entry form:
Tuesday July 28, from 12 to 3 pm
Or at the Spring Street Gallery the previous week.
Pick up artwork: Tuesday Sept. 8, from 1 to 3 pm 
For more information on upcomeing exhibitions please see our Events Page.