Welcome to Farmstead Arts
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”
Exciting Things are Happening this Fall at the Farmstead!
Our driveway is paved and the English Barn has lights – ready for theater and dancing!
Mark your calendars for these fall events –
ArtSee Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday October 4 and 5
History Weekend Sat. and Sun. Oct. 11 and 12 – Tour the historic farmhouse and barn, crafts for all ages, songs of the revolutionary war, What Price Freedom? Historical play based on the life of Col. Ephraim Martin during the Revolutionary War and Barn Dancing lessons. Sat. 10 – 4, Sunday 12 – 4
Barn Dance, Saturday, October 11 from 6 – 10PM in the English Barn with the Rumpus Band and good eats.
Equine Artists National Juried Show October 18 – Nov. 29
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in the Barn Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25
Arioso Consort Concert Nov. 2
Art Classes for all Ages, including Play with Clay on Thursday nights.
Historic Barn and Farmhouse Available for Private Events
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 07920Annual Membership fees are $35/ $20 for seniors and students. Membership applications are here.
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.
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.
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.