Index Art Center

Venue  |  Exhibitions
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Index Art Center
237 Washington Street
Newark , New Jersey 07102
Venue Type: Gallery
Lowell Craig, Director
Open hours
Thurs 6 - 9, Fri and Sat 1 - 4pm


Index Art Center is a 501 (c3) non-profit contemporary arts organization dedicated to supporting and promoting visual arts in Newark, NJ. Collaborating with schools and other non-profit organizations to provide educational and community-based programs in an active art gallery, IAC serves as both a critical link between art and community and as a conduit for up and coming artists.

IAC presents a diverse, year-round program of new exhibits in its gallery, including collaborative projects with community organizations, charities, and other non-profit groups. Additionally, IAC provides educational programming such as artist talks, special tours, and workshops for young artists, high school and college students.
IAC plays a prominent role in Newark’s yearly Open Doors event, hosted by the Newark Arts Council. Open Doors draws crowds and artists from across the country into Newark galleries, promoting the arts and downtown businesses.

In its 9th year, our annual film and video screening, Filmideo, celebrates the great diversity and work of independent filmmakers and video artists from around the globe. For an entire month, IAC transforms it’s gallery space into a screening theater, where artists works are projected onto a 10′ x10′ screen and viewed by audiences of up to 100 people per screening.
We screen works by local, national and international artists.

IAC was established in May 2009 by Lowell Craig, Seth Goodwin, and DC Smith. Founders of the former Redsaw Gallery and active members of Newark’s early art scene, the three have bolstered Newark’s fledgling art community by actively and continuously promoting new and local artists. The collaborations of Lowell, Seth and DC have played a critical role in revitalizing both the city’s galleries and its downtown development.


Index Art Center was previously located at 585 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey.

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