Pro Arts Jersey City is a professional membership community dedicated to advancing and promoting visual artists and their work.

Largely volunteer-run, Pro Arts is comprised of roughly 150 emerging and professional artists living and working throughout New Jersey and New York who are actively engaged in pursuing the visual arts as a career.

Our yearly programming includes exhibitions and professional development events that introduce curators, collectors, and the general public to our members and their work. Our signature “Meet the Curators” portfolio review event has served as an exhibition springboard for many of the participating artists, and our popular “Salons” bring groups of artists together for collaboration and peer to peer critics.

Volunteering and community-building are key components of the Pro Arts non-profit 501(c)(3) model established in 1994. The camaraderie and friendships that form from collaborating with like-minded people has sustained Pro Arts over the years and built it into a recognized arts leader in New Jersey. Our member volunteers have abundant opportunity to rise through the ranks and develop both curatorial and leadership skills, which often positions them to leverage the Pro Arts reputation in interesting and advantageous ways.

If you are a professional artist please consider joining us and applying for a Pro Arts membership by visiting the Become an Artist Member page.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or supporter of Pro Arts please visit the Support Pro Arts page.