Our Work

About Us

Camden FireWorks is a Black-led, community-based arts organization in the Waterfront South
district of Camden, New Jersey. We are housed in the historic firehouse for Camden Engine No.
3 and opened in 2016 as a community art space.

We grow, gather, and invest in artists and artists-to-be in the Camden community. Our mission is
to use art to create social change.

We envision a more beautiful Camden with equitable access to creative expression for
historically excluded groups in the arts.

Our Impact

Because renting creative space, in additional to residential space, can be a barrier to access for emerging
artists, Camden FireWorks provides a supportive, creative space (including nine artist
studios) at affordable rates and provides community space for exhibits, events, classes and more.

From 2018 to August 2021, Camden FireWorks has:

  • Presented 31 free workshops;
  • Provided community programming to almost 500 residents (1/3 the number of residents
    in Waterfront South);
  • Presented 20 art exhibitions; and
  • Supported 43 emerging artists

what people say about us

Exclusive exhibits of the work of famed and emerging artists; special events; tours; one-of-a-kind original pottery and gifts; art classes for children K-8, all in an historic restored fire house...

Lois S.

I'm a neighbor, and this place has brought so much creativity, joy, community, and entertainment to my life.

Jordan M

This is a unique place in South Camden. Spacious, brick walls, multiple rooms, and always a great artistic environment.

Sean B.

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