The Wildwood Arts Foundation is dedicated to creating a unique art experience throughout the Downtown Wildwood Arts District while beautifying our community through expression of music ,
emotion, theatre and Fine Arts.
A hub for the creative arts in the Downtown Wildwood Arts District, where vacationers and local perspectives form creative collaborative works of art.
WHAT WE DO
Create and organize community events, projects and exhibits throughout the Downtown Wildwood Arts District.
Together creating awareness of art, education through creative expression and beautification of our community.
The Wildwood Arts Foundation is a collection of ideas, dreams and initiatives set forth by several Board Members, City Officials and Wildwood Residents, executed and strategically organized by Executive Director Russell Simmons.
A fine artist and New Jersey native, Russ graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rowan University and has since been recognized along the East Coast for his colorful nautical style of painting.
Bringing over 20 years of strategic marketing and design success, Russ will be collaborating and uniting a group of notable local talent to compose a creative staff of Foundation artists, musicians and performers in efforts to carry out the mission of the Wildwood Arts Foundation.
Russ Simmons, Executive Director
The Wildwood Arts Foundation
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
The history of Wildwood has been etched in stone; the music, the culture, the Doo-Wop genre, fashion and the notable celebrities who got their start right here in our town. That was the foundation, it is time now to continue sculpting the future of what Wildwood has always been known for...An icon of the Arts!
Bustling streets of Wildwood showcasing the skillful design of local artists, strolling through the Plaza in the Downtown Arts District watching glittering performances and listening to soul lifting music.
With the help of our amazing and well established Foundation Artists and experienced Board Members, the time is right to enhance the Arts initiative and develop strong programs both creative and educational, that will once again establish the Wildwood community's place in Art History!