131 N. Washington Avenue Dunellen, New Jersey 08812


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Welcome to the Arts Annex,

The Arts Annex, built in 1926 served as home to the Elks BPOE Lodge #1488 for more than 75 years, from 1926 through 2002.   In November 2002, the building was purchased by its current owner, Margaret Lockwood, who has lovingly restored the building to its original beauty. 

The first floor of the Annex is offered as a hall and banquet facility to host your special occasions.  Its spiral staircase, stained glass skylight, original beamed and tin ceilings, fireplace and French doors open to your guests an intimate and inviting atmosphere.

The second floor, approx. 4,500 sq feet, includes two studios, and is home to Dance Express, a program for very talented and committed ballet and modern dance students.

The basement of the building still features three wooden bowling lanes, which were certified by the American Bowling League from 1930 through 1986.  The manual pin set up, foot pedals, and wooden ball returns are just some of the very unique features of this very special and historical building.