Hours of Operation
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.
Entry to Where There’s Smoke, an immersive storytelling experience on view June 17 to Oct. 1, 2023 requires timed tickets, available to reserve here.
Most programming in the McDonnell Theater requires advanced registration or tickets. For ArtYard’s ticket, refund, cancellation, and other policies, please review our FAQs.
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.
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.
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.
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].
All restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are located on the second floor of ArtYard Center.
We’re happy to welcome your registered service animal. Please contact us first so we can be prepared for your arrival.
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.
Visitors are welcome to park on the side or rear of the lot. Please respect Studio Route 29 customer parking.
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.
Visitors to ArtYard’s exhibition space during open gallery hours are welcome to wear masks.
All audience members attending events in the McDonnell Theater are encouraged to wear masks.
We have hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building and encourage visitors to use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit.
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.
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].