Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

Monday    Closed

Tuesday    Closed

Wednesday    11AM – 5PM

Thursday        11AM – 7PM

Friday              11AM – 5PM

Saturday         11AM – 5PM

Sunday            11AM – 5PM

ArtYard is closed to the public on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Admission & Ticketing

Admission to our gallery is free of charge, with a suggested donation of $5 per person.

Advanced registration is highly encouraged for programming and concerts in the McDonnell Theater. Patrons may show up 30 minutes before opening to see if tickets are available at the door. For ArtYard’s ticket, refund, cancellation, and other policies, please review our FAQs.

 


Getting Here

ArtYard is located at 13 Front Street in Frenchtown, NJ, in the Delaware River Valley, just over an hour’s drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Directly across from our building is ArtYard’s parking lot. Visitors may also park at ArtYard’s Workshop at 62A Trenton Ave. In addition to street parking and restaurant parking for patrons, you may use this map for three public parking lots in Frenchtown.

By car, Frenchtown is easily accessed via Routes 78, 22, 31, and 202. Get detailed directions to ArtYard through Google Maps.

By bus, the Trans-Bridge Line runs multiple daily trips from Port Authority, Wall Street, and Newark Airport to Clinton, a 20-minute drive from Frenchtown. Ride-hailing apps Lyft and Uber are easily accessed from this station. Visit Trans-Bridge Lines for schedules.

By train, NJ Transit trains from New York and other New Jersey stations arrive regularly on the Raritan Valley line at the nearby High Bridge and Annandale stations, a 25-minute car ride away. SEPTA trains from Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania destinations arrive regularly at the Doylestown Station, a 30-minute car ride away. Ride-hailing apps Lyft and Uber are typically available from these stations. Visit NJ Transit and SEPTA for schedules.

 


Lodging, Restaurants, and Attractions

Frenchtown is a historic rivertown located 75 minutes from both Manhattan and Philadelphia. Perched on the Delaware River a stone’s throw from bucolic Bucks County, Frenchtown is a hidden gem that has attracted bohemians and bicyclists for generations.

Frenchtown’s riverside bike paths, hiking trails, historic hotels, local restaurants, cafes and emerging art scene upriver and down offer an enticing range of options to visitors.

Please visit What’s Nearby for a directory of places to stay, eat, and shop as well as other local attractions to experience during your visit.

Explore Hunterdon offers trip ideas; tours and trails, including the popular Hunterdon County 529 Trail as well as vineyard and brewery trails; and even more ways to enjoy the “other side” of Jersey.


Accessibility

ArtYard is committed to providing a welcoming experience to all who visit by offering services that make our programming as accessible as possible.

While information below provides a general overview of accessibility services, patrons are encouraged to call or email to address any specific questions or needs, 908-996-5018 or [email protected].


Patrons with limited mobility

ArtYard’s gallery and theater are wheelchair accessible via the main river-facing entrance, and all levels are accessible by elevator. We offer designated areas for wheelchair users who want to remain in their wheelchair, and for those who prefer to transfer to a theater seat. Van and designated accessible parking spaces are in the ArtYard parking areas.


Patrons who are blind or visually impaired

Braille signage is available throughout ArtYard, including elevators, restrooms, stairwells and emergency exits.


Patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing

We do not currently provide assisted listening devices.


Sign Language Interpretation

ASL Interpretation is available by request for certain performances with two weeks’ or more advance notice. Call 908-996-5018  Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, or email [email protected].


Restrooms

All restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are located on the second floor of ArtYard Center.


Service Animals

We’re happy to welcome your registered service animal. Please contact us first so we can be prepared for your arrival.


Parking Information

ArtYard Center

Visitors are welcome to park in ArtYard’s designated visitor parking lot at 7 Lott Street adjacent to the building for the duration of your visit. Bikes can be locked on the rack in front of the building, facing the river.

ArtYard Workshop

Visitors are welcome to park on the side or rear of the lot. Please respect Studio Route 29 customer parking.


Health & Safety Precautions

Since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, ArtYard continues to adjust our health and safety policies based on state and federal data and in alignment with the practices of art centers in the tri-state area to ensure the safest possible environment for our visitors, artists, staff, and the greater Frenchtown community.

ArtYard reserves the right to alter safety protocols at any time and at its sole discretion, including but not limited to vaccines, masks, venue capacity, and entrance requirements as it deems appropriate.


Gallery

Visitors to ArtYard’s exhibition space during open gallery hours are welcome to wear masks.

McDonnell Theater

All audience members attending events in the McDonnell Theater are encouraged to wear masks.


Hand Cleanliness

We have hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building and encourage visitors to use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit.

Good Judgement

We ask all audiences, staff, and artists to monitor their health and stay home if they are exhibiting any Covid and/or flu-like symptoms. It is essential that you do not visit if you are unwell.


Tours & Guided Visits

ArtYard offers gallery tours and guided walkthroughs of our gallery and campus to school groups and interested parties on Wednesday and other dates upon request.

To schedule a tour, please email us at [email protected]

Check out our upcoming events.