The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts is building a national reputation as a leading innovator and producer of new exhibitions, while fostering community arts development in New Jersey. Since inception, hundreds of artists have produced more than 250 exhibitions with the center. The center has built an enviable collection of artwork by up-and-coming artists.
The center also offers a wide range of creative classes for all ages, and a public-access gallery for local artists. The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center has established a permanent collection of more than 1,000 objects. The collection includes art works in the fields of painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, glass and photography by emerging to established artists from around the country. The center’s collection also represents the spirit of Sharon Lynne Wilson herself and serves as a testament to her influence on the arts community in New Jersey.
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts is a Washington Township-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, and includes a museum, gallery space and two department stores.
As part of its mission, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Inc., has transformed Washington Township into an arts destination for individuals of all ages.

sharon lynne wilson center for the arts
sharon lynne wilson center for the arts

The Center for the Arts’ mission is to enrich the community of Sharon and its region through art. This includes providing opportunities for adults and children as well as fostering education and abundant cultural expression in northern New England. The vision of the Center for the Arts is to be an inclusive organization, welcoming all people to explore their passions through art. One way this vision is realized is through programming that encourages youth participation in dance, music, theater, or visual arts. The programs are designed to teach new skills or build upon existing interests with a focus on both artistic expression and community enrichment.

the house was designed by david yurman. the center is located in a 300,000-square-foot (28,000 m2) restored mill building which includes ground floor space for the arts center’s administrative offices and studios. The building also includes a 300-seat auditorium and classrooms, rehearsal space, an interactive children’s gallery, and a gift shop. The house is relatively intact, although the roof has a few gaps and at one time there was no access to the roof.
The building featured in Steve Martin’s film “A Civil Action.” The house was used as the address for a fictional law firm, Parker & Palmer, in “A Civil Action”. The filmmakers paid $4.5 million for the property.
The center is located at 9 Water Street and is part of the town’s revitalization efforts following the devastating flood in 1936.
Pictures of inside the house can be found here: http://www.newenglandweddings.com/NewEnglandWeddings/the-house-that-steve-martin-built/photo15139.aspx#2
http://www.yurmanmuseum.org/david_yurman_exhibition.htm
http://www.yurmanmuseum.org/the_artists/david_yurman/index.html#cid1211
http://www.yurmanmuseum.org/david_yurman_exhibition.htm

sharon lynne wilson center for the arts
sharon lynne wilson center for the arts

The Center offers classes, workshops, camps, residencies, master classes and performances throughout the year at locations such as Burlington City Hall; Stannard Community Church; Burt’s Farmhouse; Wallace Schoolhouse

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, located in Burlington City Center (located at 100 South Broad Street, Burlington, NJ) is a not-for-profit organization completely supported by private donations and grants. The Center also operates on leased space in Burlington City Hall. The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts was founded in 2007. In 2010 the Center moved to a larger 8,000 sq. ft. space within the Burlington City Hall and continued to expand its programming. The year 2013 involved a move over the beautiful double-decker bridge within Burlington City Hall to 24,000 sq. ft of prime office space on the second floor overlooking the Delaware River.

sharon lynne wilson center for the arts
sharon lynne wilson center for the arts