Perkins Center for the Arts is steeped in Moorestown history dating back to 1815. It began as a non-profit arts organization in 1977 and has been a major force in the arts and cultural community locally and regionally ever since. They foster and empower artistic expression across a diverse community. They support interdisciplinary and intercultural education through their own programs and by subsidizing scholarships and programs for other organizations. Their programs encompass many disciplines, from the fine and performing arts to photography and pottery for children and adults. They have built a vibrant arts community in New Jersey through their two locations, the original in Moorestown at 395 Kings Highway and a second location in Collingswood, NJ which opened in 2002. The Moorestown Parks and Recreation Department has been fortunate to collaborate with the Perkins Center for the Arts through Summer Concerts that take place on the Perkins Center lawn in early summer.