Culture and Heritage

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Idamis Perez-Margicin, Division Chief

Tricia Fagan, program development specialist
Cheryl Reed, graphic artist
Lisa Tramo, administrative secretary
Phone:   609-278-2712 
Fax:   609-278-6672
Mail:   640 S. Broad St., P.O. Box 8068

  Trenton, NJ 08650-0068

Mercer County's Cultural and Heritage Commission works to enrich the lives of County residents and visitors through the promotion of art, cultural and historic activities and sites by supporting County-based arts and history organizations, as well as by offering special cultural events for the public and opportunities for local artists.

Programs and services are offered through the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage, the government arm of the Commission. The Division offers two grant programs for local non-profits: a Local Arts Program Grant, offered through a State/County Block Grant Partnership from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) with funding from the National Endowment of the Arts; and a Mercer County History Regrant program, offered in partnership with the New Jersey Historical Commission.

The Division hosts two annual cultural festivals: Teen Arts and the County's Cultural Festival. It also sponsors an annual Mercer County Artists exhibition and a biennial Mercer County Photo exhibition. It partners with the County's Office on Aging in offering the annual Mercer County Senior Art Show, and administers the statewide New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show as a co-sponsor with the NJSCA. "Purchase Award Winners" from the Mercer County Artists and Photo shows become a part of the County's Permanent Art Collection, on display at the McDade Administration Building in Trenton. The Division also distributes a free quarterly newsletter highlighting local events, opportunities and cultural news, and also assists with many of the County's Special Projects involving Mercer County's arts, history and cultural offerings.

Contacts for annual/biennial events:

Cultural Festival:
Teen Arts Festival:
Mercer County Artist or Mercer County Photography Show:
Mercer County Senior Art Show:
New Jersey Statewide Senior Citizen Art Show:

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