The Middletown Arts Center is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to New Jersey. Although the building is owned by Middletown Township, it is operated by the Middletown Township Cultural & Arts Council, Inc. (MCTAC), a 501c3 organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of local residents by supporting and promoting the arts. The needs of our community drive our arts program planning.


The needs of our community drive our arts program planning.

Our Staff

Our Instructors

Our diverse programming is made possible by our passionate art educators who inspire our students to learn and grow through a variety of art programs and classes.

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Our Board

Terri Vilardi
Dr. William Anania
Jayanti Tamm
Kimberly Humphrey
Maureen Raisch
Middletown Township Committee Designee
Maggie O’Brien
Executive Director
Joseph Lawlor


Rosemarie Peters, Esq.


Gerry Scharfenberger


Maureen Raisch


Jeanne Wall


Richard Ludlum



Our History

The property on which Middletown Arts Center sits was purchased by Middletown Township in 1998 and included the old Banfield Moving and Storage Company. The need for arts programming in the township was identified and the Banfield site was particularly attractive because of its proximity to the train station and centralized location within Middletown’s 42-square-mile community. In response to resident feedback, the decision was made to convert the dilapidated commercial space into a flexible recreation space suitable for a wide range of artistic and cultural activities. the Middletown Arts Center opened its doors to the public in March, 2007.

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