Arts Center

About the Center

The Clifton Arts Center Gallery and Studio are housed in two renovated barns of the former U.S. Animal Quarantine Station, now the grounds of Clifton Municipal Complex. The brick barns were built in the early twentieth century and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They have been joined together by a modern, airy atrium to create a unique venue for the exhibition of the visual arts.

The Clifton Arts Center is located in the 26-acre Clifton Municipal Complex, Clifton Avenue and Van Houten Avenue. On entering the complex, go to the well road and go up the hill; the Arts Center is located next to the artesian well.

Sculpture Garden

The Clifton Municipal Complex is already host to a sculpture garden containing the works of more than 30 contemporary sculptures, and the opening of the Arts Center in January 2000 has given the City of Clifton the distinction of being one of the most arts-friendly municipalities in the Northeast.


The Clifton Arts Center provides an interactive environment in which the arts can thrive. It is a haven in the heart of the City where our diverse community can come together to experience and celebrate art in all its forms.

Art Bain painting by Reverend Ralph Boult
Clifton Arts Center

The Clifton Arts Center presents “Nature” an art exhibit and sale of artwork by the Clifton Association of Artists. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 through August 17th, 2019. There will be a reception open to the public on Saturday, July 13th from 1pm-4pm.

This year’s theme by the Clifton Association of Artists showcases a variety of art media such as oil, acrylic, pastels, photography and watercolor from amateur and professional artists. The artists are highlighting their vision of nature and how the environment interacts and adapts to conditions. The artists are also emphasizing the significance of nature and how our natural resources have impact in our community. 

Art Center Information & Forms