City Without Walls (cWOW) is an urban gallery of emerging art that advances the careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art.
City Without Walls is New Jersey’s oldest not-for-profit alternative art space, in continuous operation in the City of Newark since 1975. We operate a professional fine art gallery that showcases the work of contemporary artists on-site, off-site, online and through traveling exhibitions.
For Artists: cWOW offers programs and services designed to address artist and community needs. We maintain an online artist registry, hold educational programs on topics relevant to new and established artists’ needs, and provide information about other artist opportunities.
For Youth: Our ArtReach education program pairs promising high school art students with working-artist mentors, and offers other students valuable experience through gallery internships. Newark New Media provides a cutting edge apprentice program that brings innovative digital art practices to Newark youth. The program, now in its 10th year, features Newark New Media Alumni who mentor elementary school students from the Newark Public Schools. Students involved in the program produce work in a variety of new media including film, animation, video game design and printed 3D works.
Accessibility: We strive to ensure accessibility of exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. If an individual requires special accommodations or assistance, please contact the gallery in writing by mail, fax or email with two-weeks notice. Large-print text is available upon request. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.