In the Community


People of all backgrounds and ages are touched by the arts in ways that inspire them to think, act, challenge, change and live. We know that the arts create a more deeply enriched community filled with diverse, involved, and creative individuals.

Whether the experience involves seeing a live performance, viewing a gallery exhibit, attending an arts workshop or performing on our stage, SOPAC brings people from all walks of life together under one roof to share in extraordinary artistic experiences.

Community Partners

We are pleased to have so many partners helping to support arts education, arts engagement, and other initiatives to strengthen our community. 

American Theater Group 
Community Coalition on Race
Essex County 
Jespy House, Inc.
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Seton Hall University
South Mountain Blues Festival
South Orange Seniors (SOS)
South Orange Village
South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA)
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
The School District of South Orange & Maplewood
Youth Orchestras of Essex County

SOPAC Local Business Network

The SOPAC Local Business Network (LBN) is about connecting our arts patrons with local businesses. SOPAC promotes participating LBN members to SOPAC members via the SOPAC website and other correspondence.

Read more about the Local Business Network