This art center and the organization that supports it were created because a group of local citizens came together out of deep community spirit and a belief in the transformative power of the arts.
It all began in the fall of 2002 when these community members and West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh convened the Mayor’s Art Center Formation Task Force with the goal to reinvigorate the historic Princeton Junction Firehouse into an arts center. They sought to create a welcoming place that would encourage and nurture individuals on their personal creative journeys and provide top-notch arts and culture programming. In 2004 the IRS granted the West Windsor Arts Council 501(c)(3) status.
In September 2010, after years of planning and fundraising by the community, the art center opened in the historic 1931 firehouse under a ten year lease from the township. The firehouse had once been the site of dances, receptions, and bandage-rolling events during World War II. Now, the organization and center once again serve as a gathering point for the greater West Windsor community presenting arts education classes and camps, community outreach events and rental space, select performances in theater, music, and dance, literary events, and art exhibitions. These programs serve over 14,500 individuals each year. Building on collaborations and partnerships, WWAC continues to expand its reach and welcome new audiences to connect, explore, and create.