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Local art enthusiast Dorothea Solomon founded Port Jervis Council for the Arts in August 1986.

In 1999, spearheaded by Dorothea, PJCA started ArtsWalk in downtown Port Jervis. Tri State Chamber of Commerce presented ArtsWalk from 2009-2016.

PJCA holds and sponsors events to promote the fine arts, bring the fine arts to the tri-state (NY-NJ-PA) area, and to raise funds for our scholarship program..

PJCA has sponsored concerts, wine tasting, art exhibits, and Page 2 Stage readings of new plays by professional playwrights. We offer an annual scholarship for a talented graduating Port Jervis High School senior who will attend art school.

Our board meetings are open, and you’re invited to attend. We meet from March through December, on the second Thursday of the month, at 4pm in the community room of Port Jervis Library.

PJCA is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.