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Art&Joy CreativeSPACE




The Eclipse Center for Creative Community is a place for people of all ages to gather to connect to their creativity, strengthen the bonds of the community, support the arts and artists that bring beauty to our world and learn more about ourselves and our world through the arts.

Plan to join us for events, fun art classes, a variety of workshops and fine art classes. Our two Contemporary Art Galleries offer rotating shows featuring work from artists and artisans from our area and beyond. 


Our 5000 square foot facility holds 2 classrooms, 8 private creative studio spaces to rent and 2 galleries, one on each level. Space is also available to rent to host classes, meetings, and events. 

The studio spaces are available for artists and creatives on an annual basis. Resident artists will have the opportunity to show their work in the lower gallery, participate in on and off-site events, teach lessons in their studios, establish a web presence on our website and benefit from the marketing for the center. 

  Meet the Staff & Instructors  

The Director, Joanne Coppens, is a revitalization and communication professional specializing in community engagement. Joanne has a deep belief in the power of art to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and improve the economic strength of a community.  Her vision is for the center to be a welcoming, inspiring, community hub for the residents of the borough and beyond, setting trends and investigating all aspects of creativity and artful expression.


If you love art and sharing your talent with others, apply now.  We are open to your ideas for specialty art or craft classes, so feel free to pitch your idea as part of your application.

All instructors will be required to pass a background check.

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