The New Kensington Arts Center is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for artists at all levels of their creative journey, encouraging participation in the arts through advocacy, education and outreach, and serving as a vital creative resource for the revitalization of the community.


Mission Statement

The New Kensington Arts Center is a co-operative effort between the creative minds of the New Kensington area, as well as the entire A-K Valley to hone our crafts, share our talents and instruct others. Our 501(c)3 is under the umbrella of the Parnassus Area Preservation Partnership.


We offer a variety of Workshops and Open Display Galleries to Members and Non-Members.

                       What is Meetup

                              All New Kensington Arts Center workshops and meetings are listed on
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Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

*Note: Click on the Meetup icon to go to the calendar of events. You can also join to get automatic notifications sent to your email.


Become a Member

Become a member of either the Arts Center, New Ken Camera Club, Allegheny Valley Artist League or all three. See Membership for details.

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Charles W. "Bud" Gibbons Painting Exhibit

The gallery  is open from February 10 and will run until March 11, Fridays 6 - 9pm and Saturdays noon to 4pm, in the Art Gallery


Anniversary Dinner

Fund Raiser

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Dinner at 7pm

Donation: $20.00

Coleman’s Catering (BYOB)

Tickets available and on sale at the arts center, or contact Tommy and Carina West. Deadline for purchase by March 1st.


2017 Flower Show

April 21 through May 26.

Click on Art Show Flyer to view larger.


To Download  Application click Application.


Painting the Figure
with Peggie Habits

Watercolor Figure Workshop for all Levels

May 20 - 10am to 4pm

To get registration form go to
Workshop Registration Forms


Upcoming Events and Workshops

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