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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 non-profit corporation staffed primarily by volunteers and 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 Monmouth County.

The Mission and Vision of the Belmar Arts Council

The Boatworks

Photograph by Michael S. Miller

Our Mission is to provide cultural enrichment and arts education through high-quality programs and events with strong community involvement.

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 is to be recognized as the premiere arts organization in the central Monmouth County Shore area.

Support for BelmarArts

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

Sponsors include the Monmouth County Arts Council 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, Belmar Business Partnership and our members and donors, to whom we are most grateful.


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

Corporate Status

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