ArtsWestchester, the county’s leading nonprofit arts organization, recently unveiled new sign installations at its building located in historic downtown White Plains to mark its 20th building anniversary. ArtsWestchester acquired the building at the corner of Martine and Mamaroneck Avenues in 1988.
Over the last two decades, ArtsWestchester has transformed the nine-story building from the Peoples National Bank & Trust bank into a cultural hub of activity for artists and creative businesses. To mark this anniversary, ArtsWestchester will be undergoing a series of façade improvements and the new sign installations were part of the first phase. Two new ArtsWestchester signs were installed with a bucket truck high on the exterior of the building in order to better designate the building as the cultural destination that ArtsWestchester has become. The installation was done by SIGNARAMA Hartsdale.
“Since we acquired the building, we have worked on restoring and creatively adapting the use of the cultural treasure into an arts incubator and multi-use arts center, while preserving the landmark building,” said Janet Langsam, CEO. “When we purchased the former bank, it saved the building from almost certain destruction, as it was part of a larger urban renewal site. In fact, ArtsWestchester has been at the center of the significant downtown revitalization that has changed the face of White Plains into a thriving urban center over the last two decades. We have transformed one of the first ‘skyscrapers’ in White Plains into a cultural destination humming with creative energy, artists and arts programs for the greater Westchester market area.”