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 Sights and Sounds of Summer. On display from August 15th until September 5th.  


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 this video from the WMBC-Newsroom. You can also watch a short interview with one of our talented artists, Richard Earl regarding his work "The Right to Bear Arms" previously on display in our gallery during the Americana Exhibition.



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.



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

Sights and Sounds of Summer
Runs Until: September 05, 2015
Reception: Saturday, August 15, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2015 Senior Citizen Art Show
Runs Until: September 08, 2015
First place winners from this show will be entered into the state competition

Call for Artists!

An Upcoming Exhibit is: 


Reel Life

The thought was "cinema" but other ideas may reel out of your imagination. In what ways can you bring forth "reel" imagery? It may be bold or subtle, but make the connection. We look forward to responses to this challenge.



Saturday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Sunday, September 6, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

and Tuesday, September 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.




Sunday, October 4, 2015, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

and Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


3rd Annual "Fall Festival of Art"

September 27, 2015 12-4 pm

On the Pavilion/Connor Green of Sussex County Community College, Newton NJ

In Case of Rain it will be held inside the Performing Arts Center

In partnership with Sussex County Community College, the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council is inviting visual artists to participate in our 3rd Annual “Fall Festival of Art” on September 27th on the Pavilion/Connor Green in Newton, N.J. expanding the setting for the Festival! 

The “Fall Festival of Art” is non-juried and open to all artists who are 21 years or older.  Both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work is welcome.

 For visitors, the entry fee is $20.00 (children under 12 are free). In addition to works of art, patrons can enjoy lively music!  Art will be for sale and food vendors will be available.  This will be an opportunity to discover new artists, add to your collection and have a fun day. 

The deadline for registration is September 11th.

(Artists who pre-register by 3 pm Friday, August 21st receive a $10.00 discount on registration.)

We accept check, credit card (MC, Visa).    For more information, please see the event listing on our "Events" page, call the Arts Council at 973-383-0027, visit the office, or email scahc@scahc.org.  


For more information on upcomeing exhibitions please see our Events Page.