Arts Underground

The Power and Creation of Community Arts in Local Neighborhoods


Princeton, NJ/Trenton, NJ

Art has a way of changing people and people change the world. Trenton and Princeton are homes to rich and vibrant art scenes that are as similar as they are different. Funding, media attention, community demographics, and more all shape the kinds of art neighborhoods engage with and create. In all communities, the arts provide a medium for individuals and groups to celebrate, immortalize moments, and empower each other. From the world-renown McCarter Theater and Communiversity ArtsFest in Princeton to the underground arts scene and the historic Patriots Theater in Trenton, this trip will explore the power of the arts in community.