Main Phone: (609) 347-5837
Alternate Phone: (609) 347-5838
Fax (609) 347-5844
New Jersey Avenue & Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Re-opening July 31, 1994 after a $5 million 2-year restoration under
a 1991 City of
Garden Pier derived its name from the beautifully arranged flower gardens on its deck. Its previous career was a glamorous, having featured international headlines while serving as a summer setting for musicals, concerts and plays.
The pier opened in 1908 when a row of stores was erected on a 175
foot frontage at
The first Garden Pier was erected in 1913 at a coast of more than $1,000,000.00. It had walls of Terra Cotta tile built around structural steel frames with Spanish title rooms and copper cornices. Flower beds occupied the center of the structure. A theater was built on the ocean end of the pier, an Easter concert by great Irish tenor John McCormick was a tradition for many years along with the John Phillip Sousa band.
The pier was acquired by the City of
Art Center Gallery
Three exhibition galleries change monthly and bi-monthly featuring artwork by contemporary artists and artisans of national, regional and local renown.
The gallery shop offers unique items for sale and features handmade glass from historic Wheaton Village in Millville, New Jersey.
The Art Center presents a wide variety of activities in conjunction with exhibits including concerts, gallery talks, artist demonstrations and literary readings
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the NJ State Council of the Arts, Department of State, through the Local Arts Grant Program administered by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.
Executive Director: Kaleem Shabazz