Carteret Performing Arts Center (CPAC), previously the old Ritz Theater is a 55,000 sq. ft. performing arts and event center, located in Carteret, NJ. The arts center includes a 1,600-seat main auditorium, 500-seat black box theater, 5,000-square-foot art gallery and a rooftop space that has the room to host 200 people. It accommodates a variety of floor configurations for live action theatrical performances, musical performances, trade shows, meetings, and social events.
Everything from the light fixtures and seating to the architecture and aesthetics of the building have been meticulously designed and crafted to meet exact specifications.
Lumetta was chosen to elegantly illuminate the lobby with their dramatic Custom Drum Pendants. The fixtures were created with Powder Coat White finish frames, Pearl White diffusers, RGB lamping, and etched white acrylic bottom lenses. The imposing luminaires range in diameters from 54” to 168”.
Diana St. John, Carteret Director of Community Development, stated, “We love Lumetta’s drum lighting in our lobbies. We recently hosted a NJ Cannabis Insider industry event and with the RGB lamping, we were able to light the drums in green to match their logo on the marquee.”
Tom Potter of Potter Architects, LLC explains, “The lobbies are truly a tribute to all artists. The ceilings are intended to represent their creative minds. Lumetta’s lights represent dreamy swirling ideas floating in the artist’s mind, that will eventually become a work of art. These works of art then reach their apex by becoming a show–formally presented in the adjacent theater. Being able to change the color of these ‘floating ideas’ to match a particular theme is a beautiful feature of these grand luminaires.”