Red Bank, New Jersey offers a wide array of traditional and modern Art Galleries, exceptional Theaters, and creative Art Groups.
Red Bank is not only a mecca for art consumers—we have much to offer those who make art, too. Whether you are an experienced maker, in the exploration stage, or an enthusiastic hobbyist, we have some unique places for creative people to get the raw materials, knowledge and/or experience needed to take the next step.
Beacon Fine Arts Gallery
61 Monmouth Street | [map]
Beacon Fine Arts Gallery is New Jersey’s premier eclectic gallery specializing in original art and sculpture from amazing international and national contemporary artists. Located on Monmouth St. in Red Bank this eclectic gallery is simply a wonderful place to see great artwork.
9 Wharf Ave | [map]
Chetkin Gallery, established in 1987 by Don and Carol Lynn Chetkin, is an International Fine Art Gallery with a special emphasis on Contemporary European painters. The Gallery is located at 9 Wharf Avenue in a charming, historic building in the marina area of Red Bank.
Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music
65 Monmouth Street | [map]
With a well-earned reputation for educational and musical excellence the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, under the Artistic/Executive Direction of Vladislav Kovalsky, has a broader commitment to lifelong learning and community outreach. In addition to our highly acclaimed private instruction the Conservatory offers a unique educational experience through group classes, public performances, recitals and community outreach.
Count Basie Theater
99 Monmouth Street | [map]
The Count Basie Theatre, a 1926 historic theatre named after jazz great William James “Count” Basie who was born here in 1904, is located in the heart of downtown Red Bank. The Count Basie Theatre alone draws over 130,000 thousand people annually, in addition to the thousands who flock to Red Bank’s annual film and music festivals.
Opened on November 11, 1926 as a vaudeville theater and cinema, The Count Basie began life as The Carlton. It drew crowds until 1970, when highways and malls drew the crowds away from downtowns. In 1973, a significant private donation enabled the Monmouth County Arts Council to purchase the building. It was re-named after jazz great and Red Bank native William James “Count” Basie in 1984. The Count Basie Theatre became an independent non-profit corporation in 1999.
During the summer of 2008, the Count Basie Theatre closed for an $8 million dollar renovation that included restoration of the plasterwork, decorative painting, infrastructure and HVAC work, new carpeting and lighting fixtures, new bars and merchandise counters, and the addition of a new VIP patron lounge.
24 Clay Street | [map]
DETOUR Gallery is a 10,000 Sq.ft. contemporary art center located in the arts district of Downtown Red Bank, NJ. Consisting of three main exhibitions spaces and several exterior locations for artistic engagement. The only thing we specialize in is displaying and selling phenomenal Art that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere except at World Class Art Fairs.
Frame To Please
2 Bridge Ave at The Galleria | [map]
Frame to Please is a full service framing shop that specializes in great customer service and deliveries high quality framing. Any object of art can be framed in many ways but finding the perfect fit for your home decor and budget is our passion.
Kid’s Day Tour
Can’t think of anything to do with the kids? Bring them to Red Bank to have some fun with the whole family. Where else can you paint some pottery or a t-shirt, enjoy amazing chocolate and other treats, or sit in the park and watch the boats go by in Riverside Gardens Park? With plenty of things to entertain kids of all ages, Red Bank is a one-stop destination for a memorable family outing or party.
MoCo Arts Corridor
The MoCo Arts Corridor is a creative placemaking and promotion initiative under Monmouth Arts. Monmouth Arts is a county level arts organization that supports artists and art groups through our programs and services.
Red Bank Public Library
84 W. Front Street | [map]
The Red Bank Public Library offers many events each month for kids through seniors. Please check out the library’s website at http://redbanklibrary.org/.
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 9pm
Thursday: 1pm – 9pm
Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
The Basie Center Cinemas
36 White Street | [map]
The Count Basie Center for the Arts, has assumed operations of the historic White Street cinema in Red Bank, opening as the rebranded Basie Center Cinemas.
40+ year old White Street complex in Red Bank to remain haven for independent film; expanded slate to offer discussions, festivals & more.
The Vogel Theater
The new state-of-the-art performance venue, The Vogel is open. The Vogul is named for area philanthropists Anne and Sheldon Vogel, in recognition of their support of the Count Basie Center for the Arts. Mr. Vogel’s career with Atlantic Records is the stuff of music business legend; hired by Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun himself, Mr. Vogel traveled the world and oversaw finances as the storied label signed everyone from Aretha Franklin to Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills and Nash, YES, Manhattan Transfer and others.