The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts (RRCA) was the pioneering organization in the establishment of the Glasstown Arts District in 2001. The arts center first began as an idea developed collaboratively by artists, the city’s leaders and community members in 1999. What was once an abandoned men and boy’s store on a “main street” of vacant stores was creatively rehabilitated as a gallery and art center. Its neighbors consist of new restaurants and pubs, galleries and studios, murals and sculptures, a theatre, parks and an array of other small businesses. together they make up the Glasstown Arts District. That once semi-abandoned “main street” has blossomed into a community comprised of businesses and people who care and help one another and who have two common goals: to bring people together with the arts and to help the area re-emerge from economic uncertainty into a vibrant downtown. The RRCA has four gallery spaces, with monthly exhibits.
22 N High St, Millville, NJ 08332. 856-327-4500. www.rrcarts.com