Opening Reception | BRICK BY BRICK: The Erie Canal & the Building Boom


Sunday, September 30, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


“Brick by Brick” Opening Reception


ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10601)

To RSVP, please contact Logan Hanley at

“Brick by Brick: The Erie Canal & the Building Boom” is a contemporary art exhibition inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, the Hudson Valley brickyards and the families who built them. The Erie Canal’s enduring influence on NY State is seen in cities and towns all along its corridor: in the now converted warehouses of Red Hook and Rochester, in the townhouses of Manhattan and waterfront buildings of Peekskill, and in historic landmarks like the Oneida Community Mansion House, the Empire State Building and ArtsWestchester’s own headquarters (The People’s Bank & Trust Building.) Brick is ubiquitous in NY, yet the interconnected story of the Erie Canal and the state’s brick industry is little known. This significant infrastructure project brought economic prosperity to every stop along its route, from Buffalo to the Canal’s terminus in Brooklyn, igniting a statewide building boom and a significant brick industry that touched hamlets throughout the state. Bricks moved along the waterways in all directions.

With NYSCA support, ArtsWestchester will commission NY artists to produce new work inspired by the Canal corridor brick industry. The artwork will be exhibited at ArtsWestchester alongside historic brick collections, recorded oral histories of brickyard families, and tools representing brick-related occupational arts (i.e., making, building and conservation.)

Join ArtsWestchester for our exhibition’s opening reception to get a chance to meet and speak with our “Brick by Brick” artists along with getting a sneak peak at our new exhibition.  Exhibition artists, curator, and local brick aficionados will be present to help celebrate the opening of our Fall show.  Drinks and light snacks will also be provided during the event.  To learn more about this exhibtion, click here.

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Event Location and Ticket Information

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31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: ArtsWestchester
Presenter Phone: 914-428-4220
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