Colorful array of paint swatches

WELCOME TO THE
CENTER FOR CREATIVITY

Create With Us

 
Historic photo of the Rialto Theatre in Westfield, New Jersey

OUR STORY

The Westfield Arts Collective, Inc., is a newly-created New Jersey non-profit whose mission is to create an inclusive, community-operated workspace where people with common interests in the visual and performing arts can meet, socialize, and collaborate. Through exhibition, education, performance and community outreach, the Center for Creativity will inspire creativity and enhance people’s lives. Our vision is to create a permanent “Center for Creativity” at the former Rialto Theater in downtown Westfield. The Center is a reimagining of a nearly 100-year-old Westfield institution and will function as a community gathering space for creating and enjoying art. It will be an adaptive space where makers, artists, actors, writers, and musicians of all ages and experience can connect, create, learn and build community.

 
The Complements exhibit at the Center for Creativity

THE FUTURE WE SEE

The vision and mission of the Westfield Arts Collective, Inc., is to raise the level of creative energy in downtown Westfield, NJ and its surrounding areas, by providing a creative workspace where makers and artist of all ages and experience can connect, create, learn and experience new things together.  

 
A cartoon by Charles Addams: Fester and Morticia Addams exit the Rialto Theatre. The marquee reads "The Killer Moth: Stark Sheer Terror." The caption reads "Well, at least it was true to life."

THE ADDAMS LEGACY

The Tee and Charles Addams Foundation has generously provided initial seed capital for the Center for Creativity and has committed to underwriting future art endeavors, with the intention of eventually endowing the Center with Addams works and funding in perpetuity. The legacy of Charles Addams will live on through the many artists that will benefit from the Westfield Center for Creativity at the Rialto.

 

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