ACE was founded in 1999 and incorporated in April 2000 by artists, business owners, art institution representatives, and art lovers, seeking an organization for arts education programs, exhibitions, workshops, information dispersal, and networking. Located at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, Easton, Pennsylvania is just a short ride from New York City and Philadelphia. Because of this, Easton has been a magnet for artists who are looking for a place to work and live. Easton is a city where one can enjoy the benefits of living close to the most important art centers in the US, without having to endure the high costs of living associated with these metropolitan centers. Since the 1980’s many artists have joined with long time artists in making Easton their home. ACE has become a vital force in the movement to create a vibrant arts community in the Easton area.