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About Queens of Art

QUEENS of ART is Monmouth Arts’ biggest fundraiser of the year! Taking place this Fall in beautiful Asbury Park, Monmouth Arts is proud to honor women leaders in our community for their service and leadership in the arts. This year’s honorees include Maureen Van Zandt, actress and former ballet dancer; Jenn Hampton, curator of the Wooden Walls Project and owner of Parlor Gallery; Mil Wexler, artist and founder of the Empty Bowls Project of New Jersey; Morgan Sackman, owner and manager of the House of Independents; and business leader PNC Wealth Management for their support of the arts in our community. The event will illuminate the wealth of artistic talent found in Monmouth County and feature high-energy performances, cocktails & creative cuisine, raffles, live music, and drag queen appearances, including a celebrity performance from RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alexis Michelle. The night will also feature silent and live auctions with must-have artist works alongside wonderful prize packages. All proceeds from this event will benefit the arts education programs and services of Monmouth Arts.

About Monmouth Arts

Where Community + Art Connect

Monmouth Arts is a leading, independent, 501c(3) arts advocacy organization that delivers needed programs and services to artists, member organizations, and art affiliates to ensure the arts thrive in every corner of Monmouth County.  Assistance and support from Monmouth Arts is accessible in the form of advocacy, programming, policy development, leadership, funding, outreach, promotion, information, and knowledge-based expertise.  Guided by our mission and goals, and with help from our arts partners, we collectively undertake actions that reflect our core values as we seek to elevate the visibility of the arts in the community, increase and diversify membership, and expand our influence on behalf of the arts.  We are committed to having a staff and Board of Trustees that are dedicated, responsive, and representative of the people and interests of the community we serve. Our work supports local art programs, the pursuit of personal expression, and community development through creative placemaking, resulting in positive economic, social, and cultural outcomes.  What we do is dynamic and transformative for individuals as well as the community; requiring us to respond and adapt to the changing needs of those we serve. Because of our efforts, we are viewed by those we assist, and by the public, as one of the foremost arts and cultural agencies in the State of New Jersey. Monmouth Arts is Monmouth County’s official arts agency dedicated to improving the quality-of-life for all those who live, work, and visit here by connecting the arts, artists, and the community.