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Arts & Innovation

About the AIC

About the AIC

​​​​​​​​The concept of a Cumberland County Arts & Innovation Center began with the need to expand space for the Clay College, which has been a part of the Millville downtown for more than 10 years. As officials from the City and the College met to discuss expanding opportunities, a broader vision began to emerge. The architectural firm of Manders Merighi Portadin Farrell was engaged to develop a concept for this facility. Assistance from the Cumberland County Improvement Authority was also enlisted to prepare a project pro-forma and to provide gap financing for the project.

What emerged from this effort is a facility that provides approximately 21,000 square feet of educational, retail and innovative space. The Arts and Innovation Center is located at 321 N. High St., Millville, NJ in the heart of the Arts District and the City’s downtown.​

The two-story building houses the former Clay College on the first floor and the Fine Arts program and general education courses from the main campus on the second floor.  Also, there are innovative programs in Cybersecurity, Luthiery, and Beverage Tourism/Tasting Room Management. The College will continue to sustain, enhance, and create new credit and Continuing Education programs to benefit students and community.

Its presence in Center City Millville will enhance its accessibility to small business locally and regionally.

This $7.7 million dollar project greatly expands the entrepreneurial resources and programs available to students and businesses. It enhances the ongoing investment in the Millville downtown and spurs additional development and commerce.

Building Hours
Mon–Fri: 9 AM –9 PM
Saturday: 12 PM –5 PM
Sunday: Closed​
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