Welcome to ARTSETC!
ARTSETC is a non-profit art organization dedicated to helping communities develop art programs, supporting women in the visual arts and literary arts,and nurturing indigenous artists from the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean who work in any traditional art form.
ARTSETC was formed in 1999 to help agencies and non-profit organizations that work with youth, youth at risk, adults in alternative to prison programs for their clients. Since that time we have helped a variety of organizations improve the lives of many by incorporating the arts in the programs they provide.
We believe art is a means through which people can impact the change they want to see in their lives and communities.
organizations can effectively transform communities through art and cultural programming.
to build community among artists. We provide support to women artists and exhibition opportunities for all artists throughout the year.
a 501c3 charitable organization. Your financial support and generous donations go to support our programs for artists,youth and the community. Your financial contributions to our organization are 100% tax deductible under the law. We appreciate your donations and your support!
Catfish Friday Women's Art Collective
Learn more about Catfish Friday Women's Art Collective
and our new launch the Catfish Friday Women Artist
Digital Archive Project.
Visit Yema Gallery at 540B Freeman Street in the Valley Art
section of Orange, NJ between Scotland Rd and Jefferson St.
The Community Art Workshop
The Community Art Workshop (CAW) is a mentoring program for youth. In our program students work with a professional artist and learn about the visual arts, fiber arts, quilting, knitting, crochet and jewelry making. The
goal of our program is to build self-esteem, pride and confidence in youth through learning a skill that they can enjoy and use throughout their lives. For more information or to apply download the brochure (click here).
ARTS ETC Press
Excitement abounds as we celebrate the official launch of Arts ETC Press and the publication of our first book A Room, a View: A Garden, a Refuge:
A Catfish Friday Writers' Anthology. The book features the work of seven Catfish Friday writers and poets along with artwork by several Catfish Friday visual artists. This publication is a testament to what a supportive community of artists (literary and visual) can accomplish when we work together as a community.
Copies are available for purchase at Yema Gallery and at Amazon.com.
The Community Art Workshop and Arts ETC Press are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.