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3/10/2017 Member News
Arts Council of Princeton Awarded “Favorite Art Gallery” in 2017 People's Choice Awards

Photo caption: On March 10, 2017, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery was named Favorite Art Gallery in the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.


Arts Council of Princeton Awarded “Favorite Art Gallery”
in 2017 People’s Choice Awards

Princeton, N.J – March 10, 2017 - The Arts Council of Princeton announced today it has been named “Favorite Art Gallery” in the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Presented by Discover Jersey Arts, a program of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the annual Awards highlight the work of New Jersey’s vital and diverse arts community.

“We are honored to be recognized for our beloved Taplin Gallery and to be among the top arts organizations in the state,” said Taneshia Nash Laird, Arts Council of Princeton Executive Director. “The Princeton community, and surrounding area, is fortunate to have a vibrant local arts scene that we are grateful to be a part of. We appreciate the wonderful support from peer organizations and our constituents.”

This year, nearly 18,000 arts lovers cast their ballots for their favorite local groups and downtowns. The Arts Council of Princeton was amongst those honored this morning at the 2017 N.J. Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City.

“For the ninth year in a row, the people of New Jersey have told us loud and clear that the arts matter,” said Nick Paleologos, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “In every corner of the state, from the smallest town to the biggest city, we rely on the work of these exceptional artists and arts organizations to make our communities vibrant, unique places to live, work and visit.”

The Arts Council of Princeton was one of 98 arts organizations and 11 downtown districts nominated in 16 categories, including favorite performing arts center, dance company, art gallery, choral group and more. Nominees were determined by their peers in the Jersey Arts Marketers network, made up of hundreds of arts groups from around the state.

“The arts organizations highlighted in the People’s Choice Awards will not come as a surprise to many. The winners and nominees alike inspire hundreds every day,” said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey. “These groups help our neighborhoods reach new heights and give us permission to fly to Neverland, dance on rooftops or simply take a longer, deeper look at the beauty that surrounds us. All of the nominees should be very proud of the important and impactful work they are doing.”

For detailed results and more information, visit

About The Arts Council of Princeton

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.

For more information, visit or call 609.924.8777.

About and Discover Jersey Arts is the official website of Discover Jersey Arts, a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. The site features a comprehensive cultural event calendar and arts directory; feature stories and podcasts; details on Jersey Arts Membership, including discounts and exclusive member events; an online gallery of New Jersey artists; and other content about the state’s cultural community.

About the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the NJ Department of State. It receives funding in direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1966, its volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey through strategic support of the arts. To learn more about the Council, please visit

About the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization that promotes the value of the arts to New Jersey’s quality of life, education and economic vitality through research and a variety of programs and services. For more information about ArtPride, visit