From an amazing film festival to one of the finest museums showcasing North and Native American Art on the east coast, to an opera company, orchestra and all manner of dance and music events from rock to fashion at the Wellmont, the arts are one reason you'll want to live in Montclair.

Upcoming at the Montclair Art Museum in January:

MAM After Hours January 18th (ticketed event, cash bar)

Free Screening of noted documentary The Blessing on January 23rd (registration requested)

On view in the galleries (our personal favorite? Virgil Ortiz: Odyssey of the Venutian Soldiers