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Farmhouse in winter, photo by William WardWelcome to the Farmstead Arts Center

 a center for fine, performing and practical arts in Basking Ridge, NJ located on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead.

  “Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ is unreal, beautiful, breathtaking, and full of history”

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Events at the Farmstead

 

  • Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 pm

    Concert by Duo Cantiga, Katherine Harris, Soprano and Chistopher Kenniff, Classical Guitarist,explore Baroque through contemporary masterworks. Composers will include Dowland, Purcell, Brahms & Tedesco.

    Eventbrite - Duo Cantiga Soprano and Classical Guitar Duo at Farmstead Arts Feb. 21, 2016


    Play with Clay – Pick your time and date by contacting teaching artist Debbie Limoli at 908-705-2266 or customcrittersbydeb@yahoo.com  

  • Artist Doug Schiller teaches 6 week colored pencil, beginning and advanced drawing, and  studio landscape drawing classes on Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays starting  Tuesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 28. Sign up at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com/

  • Ridge High School AP Art and photography Students Show “Immigration” opens March 11 and continues through April 1.

  • Farmstead Members Art Show April 10 – May 29.

  • Volunteers are needed  to serve as Treasurer, Construction Committee Members, Public Relations, History Specialist, Grant Writer, Fund Raising Committee and  Volunteer Chair.  Interested?  Contact us at farmsteadartscenter@gmail.com.

  • Make a Donation Button

The Farmstead is a not for profit organization, and relies on memberships and donations to continue to restore the farm buildings and present programs. Your donations are greatly appreciated.  Donations to Farmstead Arts, as part of The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization, are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

or send a check payable to:The Friends of KMS Farmstead

P.O. Box 155,

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Annual Membership fees are $35/ $20 for seniors and students.  Membership applications are here.

 

Please Drive Slowly While Visiting the Farmstead. Children, Pets and many other precious folks use the drive, so please observe the 10 MPH speed limit. Thank you!

Please Drive Slowly While Visiting the Farmstead. Children, Pets and many other precious folks use the drive, so please observe the 10 MPH speed limit. Thank you!

 

Listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, the Farmstead was honored with the New Jersey Preservation Award, one of the State’s highest honors for preservation and adaptive re-use and Somerset County’s Historic Preservation Award. The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead is a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization. Restoration of the buildings at the Farmstead is made possible thanks to funding from the Somerset County Historic Grant Program, the New Jersey Historic Trust and the 1772 Foundation.

 

 The 18th Century English Barn has been beautifully stained and trim replaced thanks to funding from the 1772 Foundation.

The 18th Century English Barn has been beautifully restored thanks to funding from the NJ Historic Trust, Somerset County Historic Preservation Grants, and the 1772 Foundation.

The 1700's Farmhouse where classes, concerts and art shows are held and studios are available

The 1700’s Farmhouse where classes, concerts and art shows are held and studios are available

Farmstead Arts offers art classes, workshops, art exhibits, theater, concerts, dance, children’s activities and lectures in history and the arts. Local artists utilize the upstairs rooms in the farmhouse for individual studio space.

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Funding 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, through funds administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State /County Partnership Local Arts Program.

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Friends Of The Kennedy-Martin- Stelle-Farmstead Inc

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  1. Love Farmstead Arts! I have been looking for a place near by where I can get back into doing art again. I went to art school back in the 70’s, but I have been a preschool teacher and have gotten away from it. Needing a career change as I get older made me decide it was time to start taking classes again wanting to sell my art when I retire from teaching. With the help of those who have encouraged me to do so I am starting towards that goal. Farmstead is a perfect!
    I tried to click like on your faculty page, but it won’t let me. I don’t have a word press account. I am taking ceramic classes and wanted to add a comment about how much I like the teacher, Debbie Limoli, and taking her class. What a great experience to create something, for its so rewarding and exciting to see how your piece turns out after it comes out of the kiln. She brings out the best in your abilities and it’s not just learning how to sculpt it’s learning about different kinds of animals and where they live, what they look like, and their differences, She showed me a rabbit and told me what kind of rabbit it was made after. I didn’t know that kind of rabbit even existed. You’re not just learning art in her class it’s so much more! She is open to answer any questions even on how to sell your work. She has been encouraging and helpful with starting my new business goals in art.

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