The Arts and Culture in Somerset County exist in tandem with historically significant locations. Live concert, dance and theatre performances are held in historical buildings. These venues and community groups enrich Somerset County with their art, music, crafts and customs.
Play a round of golf at any of our distinguished public and private courses. Duke Farms, developed by James Buchanan Duke and passed on to daughter Doris Duke, this 2,700 acre property offers public access to miles of trails along with a variety of educational programs and recreational opportunities. United States Golf Association Museum, home to the world's premier collection of golf artifacts and memorabilia, brings the greatest moments in American golf history to life.
Brooks Arts Center, one of only eight surviving vaudeville houses and dating back to 1927, offers live performances and silent movies, hosts educational and fundraising events, and serves as an arts incubator. The Edward Nash Theatre at Raritan Valley Community Collage is a proscenium style auditorium with one thousand seats on two levels. With excellent acoustics and sight lines, it is the perfect setting for concerts, theatre and dance.
The Center for Contemporary Art, a vibrant regional art center with studio art classes, a summer art camp, rotating exhibitions and community outreach programs is housed in a two story brick and frame former school that was constructed in 1912 and once the Township's municipal building.