Sussex County Arts &   Heritage Council

Greetings to all our
supporters and friends

As a non-profit organization, the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council (SCAHC) depends upon the local
community, to help our staff and volunteer Board continue our mission: “To foster and promote the artistic
and cultural vitality of Sussex County.”

Have you ever made a difference in someone’s life? Well, here at SCAHC we strive to do exactly that. Whether you
love art, history, or both, you, your family, and friends will be able to enjoy and support our efforts. Whether it is for
visual art, vocal, music, theater, or local history, through your financial gifts will support our efforts.

Here is an example of one such instance… A young man, who was a recent grad of a local high school, had heard of SCAHC and wondered if his art was something worth exhibiting. We sat together and reviewed some of his work and I encouraged him to enter his work in our next show. He was so pleased that we thought his work in graphic arts was good enough to exhibit. During the next week or so, we had several discussions about what works he wanted to enter. We encouraged him to continue his work and to enter our exhibits. This is one of many examples of how we, at SCAHC, reach out to our community.

With the holiday season of giving right around the corner, we think of “Giving to help others.” We are a small non-profit organization working to reach more of Sussex County to bring the arts and history more available to our community. In a poor economy, many people no longer think arts and culture are important.

We hope you will consider supporting the SCAHC in reaching our goal of $20,000 this year. Your gift is extremely important because it offers immediate resources that are directed to our current needs and opportunities. We hope to:

  • Provide funding for more scholarships for High School Seniors from Sussex County
  • To provide lectures on the history of Sussex County
  • To provide funds for a traveling historic exhibit
  • To provide funding for local musical artists to perform
  • Help in purchasing up to date equipment i.e., speaker system
  • Present special workshops for the citizens of Sussex County

We’ve been designated by the Sussex County Board of Commissioners, as the official Arts and Heritage Organization for Sussex County and as a nonprofit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization therefore, your donation is tax deductible. With your donation, a letter of acknowledgement will be provided. To make your donation, you can mail in a check, pay on the website with a credit card, or visit our Spring Street Gallery and drop off your donation in person.

Contact information about the SCAHC: visit us at 133 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860, or by phone - (973) 383 - 0027, email us at, or check out our website at

Thank you in advance for your support! Your generosity will help us to continue to uphold our mission “To foster and promote the artistic and cultural vitality of Sussex County.”

With warmest wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season,

Melinda McCoy-Miller
Board Treasurer, SCAHC

Before children speak, they sing. Before they write, they paint
As soon as they stand, they dance. Art is the basis of human expression.

Lorraine Hansberry “Raisin in the Sun" 

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council Gallery 

Open 10AM to 5PM, Tuesday to Friday, or by Appointment.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Thursday 10AM - 7PM 

 Our Mission

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to foster and promote the artistic and cultural vitality of Sussex County.  We do this by: 

Managing an art gallery where our members can display and sell their art. 

Arranging for workshops and classes.

Allocating and administering grant funding provided by the State of New Jersey, supporting 21 Sussex County organizations with programs in visual arts, history, music, theater and social welfare

Families First Discovery Pass

Great News for this NJ State program!

Click HERE for Information

Discounted annual membership of $15 for Families First Discovery Pass card holders or card holders of WIC, SNAP, or TANF cards, who are 18 years of age or older.  This membership level includes all membership benefits and discounts, in addition to a 50% discount on exhibition application entry fees.

Join Us Today!

Veteran Prices 

In order to honor our Veterans we offer discounted prices
to thank them for their service. 

Veteran Member Price: $15.00 
Workshops and Classes: Member's Price 
Exhibition Fees: 50% OFF 

Funding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Commissioners.

Gallery / Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 PM Saturday: by appointment

133 Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860

Email:  |  Phone: 973 - 383 - 0027

© Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council 

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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