eilandCelebrate the holidays and support local artists at the 4 Towns 4 Art 4 the Holidays event at Eilandarts Center in Merchantville, NJ! The opening reception will take place on Friday, December 5th from 6 - 9 p.m. Gallery Hours: December 6th & 7th from 1 - 6 p.m. 

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If Corella’s penchant for speed has given the organization an energy boost, it’s also resulted in some casualties. In a move just days after he officially started at the helm, the company abruptly dismissed its longtime ballet master, ballet mistress and the director of its affiliated school and second company.The three – Jeffrey Gribler, and Merchantville residents Tamara Hadley and William DeGregory, had all also enjoyed long careers as star dancers with the company.

If you feel art education for both young and old is important, if you love having a center for the arts in Merchantville, if you enjoy the classes we host at our center or duck duck goose, or you support family businesses, PLEASE take 2 seconds to vote. We need 250 votes by Oct 17th to have our application considered. Vote for Eilandarts Center at Chase Mission Main Street Grants here: https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/37459

Some find art intimidating, and the idea of creating art even more so. But South Jersey art venues welcome a wide range of talent, whether your work is fit to hang in a gallery or on a refrigerator. Aside from a creative outlet, art classes offer a way to unwind and feel good about a new skill. Plus, you get some pretty cool souvenirs to take home. Here are 10 South Jersey spots that will help you add color to your life. Eilandarts Center, Merchantville Talk about eclectic.

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4 Towns 4 Art, the grassroots art tour of studio spaces in neighboring Collingswood, Haddonfield, Haddon Township, and Oaklyn, might just have to change its name this year because the event is expanding its network to include Merchantville, Audubon, Barrington and Haddon Heights. Organizers of the event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, are calling for participating artists.

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With the holidays nearing, you’re bound to be searching for that perfect gift for someone special – and what better place to find it than at Eilandarts Center. On December 7th from 6 - 9 p.m. local artists will fill the gallery with one-of-a-kind items, for both adults and children. With free admission, food and drink, as well as live music by Mat Eiland, there’s sure to be something to please every name on your list. After all, supporting local artists (in the community you already love) surely beats going to the mall!

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