Filmed by Classroom Close-Up Synopsis Teen Arts Festival - A big honor for any artistically talented teen in New Jersey is to be invited to the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival. The event, held at the Ocean County College in Toms River, features workshops, showcases, performances and a college fair.

A Celebration to Remember!

The New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival is the statewide culminating celebration of the arts dedicated to inspiring New Jersey teen artists, educators, professional artists and arts advocates from all across the state to unite as one grand and all-inclusive community. The New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival hosts a plethora of activities, focused towards recognizing the accomplishments of the Garden State's teen artists by showcasing their creative efforts in the literary, performing and visual arts. The showcases presented by these accomplished students at the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival have been nominated by their home counties to appear as exemplary representatives of the outstanding artistic talent blossoming all throughout New Jersey’s local communities. In addition to highlighting the accomplishments of the state’s talented teen artists, the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival is committed to furthering the interests of all who are in attendance by providing Master Class Workshops for Students, Professional Development for Teachers and College Fair composed of higher education institutions dedicated to developing professionals with passions to pursue careers surrounding the arts.

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NJ Teen Arts Happenings

Check out the Festival Workshops & plan your day at the NJ State Teen Arts Festival!

ShowcaseS & Adjudications


Learn more about the Showcase & Adjudication Process at the NJ State Teen Arts Festival!

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This program has been made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.