The museum frequently offers new and exciting programs such as new gallery exhibitions every Spring and Fall, our “Fridays at Peto” series, featuring guest lecturers with periodic topics of interest, University art student exhibitions, and “A Painting a Day” art course by Abby Ryan. The museum is also featured on the Island Heights Spring Garden Tour, and the Island Heights Holiday House Tour every year! See below for our scheduled events.
Last fall, Roy Pedersen of Pedersen Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, approached the John F. Peto Studio Museum about staging an exhibition focusing on artist George Stave (1923-2011) and his plein air landscape paintings. The discovery that Stave also painted in the trompe l'oeil style was exciting because displaying some of these works would connect so well to our own artist, John F. Peto. The wheels started turning to visualize how additional landscape painters might be included. That is when the…Find out more »
The Pickles are three friends that love to play music and are constantly striving to reach new levels to entertain their fans. Their “don’t take yourself so serious” attitude is what makes them so infectious and fun to be around. The Pickles pride themselves on being one of the hardest working acts in the state, performing many venues along the East Coast. Their high energy show, which covers music from every genre is truly an experience. Bring your picnic baskets,…Find out more »
The 2019 Peto Cup Race Celebration and A-Cat Regatta will take place on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Island Heights Yacht Club (66 River Avenue, Island Heights, NJ 08732). The A-Cat Sailboat Race Starts at 5:00 PM. This event will feature an American Barbecue, music by the New Jersey Party Band, and silent and live auctions. Open bar is sponsored by Mt. Gay Rum. The cost is $40. Proceeds benefit the John F. Peto Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.…Find out more »
Due South has forged a well-deserved reputation as one of the New Jersey’s top country bands. Come see Due South kick into gear as they perform hits from legendary artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, and Keith Urban, Patsy Client and Johnny Cash. The band has a growing list of Southern Rock, pop, and classic rock covers from groups like The Eagles, Marshall Tucker, Linda Ronstadt, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grand Funk Railroad, The Doobie Brothers,…Find out more »
It’s the “Rock ‘n Roll with Fiber” world of this group of Jersey-guys and their ‘musical friends’ who just can’t seem to ‘retire their guitars’ and likely never will! The collective passion for classic rock, pop, soul and blues and just ‘plain old making great music’ has been a driving force even a ‘mantra’ in assembling ‘The Kootz’ band. Bring your picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs or rent a table and 6 chairs for $100. No advance tickets; donations appreciated.Find out more »