While the word “performing” is centered in its name, bergenPAC’s mission is to make all art forms accessible to the community. As part of that, The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery features a different visual artist each month. The gallery was named for former bergenPAC team member Sandy Bennett in 2016 after her passing. She was a passionate artist herself and loved to curate the gallery from the time bergenPAC first opened.


The gallery is now curated by Helene Cohen, who continues to emphasize creating a platform for artists of all backgrounds. She often hosts artist receptions so the public can meet the creators and hear more about the work. Located on the mezzanine level of the theater, many of the gallery pieces are available for sale with 30% of the proceeds supporting bergenPAC’s nonprofit mission.


For more information, please email hcohen@bergenpac.org.

Current Exhibition

The World of Pure Imagination

May 1 - May 31, 2024

YCS Blossoms with “The World of Pure Imagination” as children from YCS special education schools, therapeutic residences and foster care, display their artistic talents in the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery during the month of May. The gallery comes alive as the children express themselves in a variety of mediums including, paintings, sculptures, poetry, 2-dimensional art, and fashion design.


An awards show will be held May 20 from 6-8 p.m. emceed by Emmy-winning reporter and news anchor Vanessa Tyler. Nominees will present original raps, praise dance, and songs on stage during the awards show. 


About YCS

Since 1918, YCS has been providing behavioral health services to thousands of New Jersey families who have children, birth – adulthood, with special needs. YCS currently operates 60 programs across the state including special education schools, therapeutic residential care, foster care, community-based mental health and home visitor programs. Our mission is to partner with at-risk children who have special needs and adults with developmental disabilities, to build, happier, healthier, more hopeful lives within their families and communities. 


The YCS Blossoms Art Exhibit has earned the reputation for touching the hearts of viewers and proving how special all children are. This event is made possible by the bergenPAC, the YCS Board of Trustees, and generous donors. 


The exhibition is open to the public during regular Box Office hours and to ticket holders prior to shows.

Upcoming Events



Janet Kroenke

Mixed Media

Located on the mezzanine level of bergenPAC, the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery is open to ticket holders on show evenings, during daily Box Office hours, and by appointment.

All Gallery Receptions are open to the public.