Our Mission at the Newark Arts Alliance

The mission of the Newark Arts Alliance is to provide the citizens of greater Newark with the opportunity to explore and display their creativity, as well as to participate in cultural events that build community.

Established in 1993, the Newark Arts Alliance (NAA) is a membership organization dedicated to developing community through the arts. All artwork exhibited in our Terry Foreman Gallery and sold in our Members’ Gallery Shop is created exclusively by local artists. We present twelve exhibitions each year, including solo shows, small-group shows, and themed exhibitions. We invite non-members to exhibit in the featured shows, attend classes and visit the galleries. We include artists work who reside in a 25 mile radius of Newark, DE. All are welcome to visit during regular hours at no cost.

We Offer Classes

The NAA offers classes for students of all ages and skill levels; holds events dedicated to the visual, literary, and performing arts; and sponsors a popular, full-day arts camp for two weeks each summer. We also offer eight free programs each month for musicians, writers, visual artists, dancers, paper crafters, and fiber artists.

We have Art to Go

To promote art in our community, the NAA sponsors artistic opportunities for children and seniors through our Art to Go projects and organizes a changing display of art and jewelry in local businesses though our Art Loop program.

We offer Memberships

Membership is open to all, artists and supporters of the arts alike. The Newark Arts Alliance is supported through membership, class, and exhibition fees; fundraising events; private donations; and grants. For more on Membership, click here.

Our Amazing Sponsors

Our programs are also sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Newark Art Alliance Hours

Tuesday 12-4pm
Wednesday 12-4pm
Thursday 4-7pm
Friday 12-4pm
Saturday 12-4pm
Sunday/Monday CLOSED

We are often open from 6-8pm on second Fridays for our exhibition receptions.


Admission is FREE to all exhibitions and Artist Receptions in the Terry Foreman Gallery. We do hold several fundraisers and special events in the Gallery each year; tickets are available for purchase to attend those events.

These events will be listed on our events page.