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About Us

About Us

The Belmar Arts Council is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents, visitors and neighbors by helping the arts to flourish; offering diverse and exciting experiences in both the visual and performing arts for people of all ages, all year-round; and promoting expanded public participation in and support for the arts.  The organization, founded in 2004, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees.

Belmar Arts Council: Who We Are 

We believe that the arts, through the Belmar Arts Council, help to build pride in our communities; connect people of diverse backgrounds; and occupy an essential role in the lifelong learning experience.  BelmarArts also serves as a resource to civic, municipal, business and other organizations throughout the region.

The Mission and Vision of the Belmar Arts Council

The Boatworks

Photograph by Michael S. Miller

Our Mission:  To bring people together to discover, create, learn and celebrate the arts.

Our Goals:

•    To nurture the arts and support artists

•    To bring arts programming and education to residents and visitors of all ages

•    To use the power of the arts to benefit the community

Our Vision:  To develop Belmar Arts Center as an inclusive and enriching hub of arts activities and education.

Support for Belmar Arts Center

The Belmar Arts Council is primarily a volunteer organization supported by membership fees, grants and donations.  BelmarArts employs a full time Executive Director and Seasonal Gallery Assistants to manage the operations of the organization.

Sponsors include the Monmouth Arts  through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Additional support for the Belmar Arts Council is provided through grants from the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the Belmar Tourism Commission, the OceanFirst Foundation, the Manasquan Bank Foundation, Belmar Business Partnership and our members and donors, to whom we are most grateful.


The Belmar Arts Center is housed in a building located at the corner of 7th Avenue and River Road near the railroad tracks in the Borough of Belmar, called The Boatworks.  The structure originally was used as a boatworks.

Corporate Status

Belmar Arts Council is a non-profit corporation, with a 501 (c)(3) tax-exemption.  The tax ID number is 34-2028016 and the NJ Charities Registration number is CH2774100.

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