Welcome to the Farmstead Arts Center
Located on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, Farmstead Arts Center is a center for fine, performing and practical arts offering annual programming of concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions and special events like barn dances and holiday boutiques.
Artists in residence offer all varieties of art classes and workshops and use studio space in the Farm House.
The Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead is a community landmark that reflects the rich heritage of Bernards Township in Somerset County, New Jersey and is located on four acres which is part of a 40-acre park nestled beside the Passaic River in Basking Ridge.
Listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places, the Farmstead’s 18th and 19th century buildings ~ the beautifully restored English Barn and Farm House ~ as well as several other auxiliary buildings (that are in the process of being restored and repurposed as part of the arts center) are part of an on-going restoration project.
The Friends of the KMS Farmstead board of trustees, volunteers and members work together to help preserve the historic Farmstead buildings as well as operate, manage and Farmstead Arts Center and organize center activities.
Our goal is to build community through the arts and to make Farmstead Arts a major force in the Central New Jersey arts community.
The Farmstead is a not for profit organization, and relies on memberships and donations to continue to restore and preserve the historic buildings and present fine, performing and practical arts programs.
Your donations are greatly appreciated. Donations to the KMS Farmstead and Farmstead Arts (as 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.
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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