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Grants Available For Artists and Arts Groups in Westchester and Rockland Counties

by Mary Alice Franklin on July 15, 2019

Local artists and arts groups with creative ideas for new art projects in Westchester and Rockland Counties are encouraged to apply for a 2020 Arts Alive grant.  Imagine being transported to Asia by attending a festival of traditional music and dance, getting a front-row seat to the premiere of a new independent film, or reliving your favorite play at a nearby theater.  Funding from New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program enables ArtsWestchester to make these types of arts activities easily accessible to all Westchester and Rockland residents, especially in areas where access is limited. Grants are awarded in three categories: Project Grants provide financial support for projects that demonstrate a strong community benefit; Artist Grants provide direct support for the creation of new work related to the community; and Education Grants support in-school and after-school learning projects.


Two Local Artists and Westchester’s Largest Park, Connected By Nature

by Mary Alice Franklin on July 11, 2019

This summer, paired with the lush grounds of Westchester County’s largest park, visitors will find artwork that breathes the same life as its green meadows and picturesque hiking trails. The WPA Gallery at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation will display the nature-inspired works of two local artists as part of its Art in the Park program.


Marsha on the Move: July

by Marsha Gordon on July 10, 2019

A collection of movie reviews and opinions from Marsha Gordon, President/CEO of The Business Council of Westchester. When she is not advocating for business, building the economy or creating job opportunities, you can find her at the movie theatre enjoying many different film genres.


Art on the Beach

by Mary Alice Franklin on July 8, 2019
A funhouse won’t be the only immersive experience at Playland Park this summer.  Public art is coming to the Park.  A list of ten finalists was recently announced for a temporary interactive art installation on the boardwalk of Rye Beach at Playland Park.  The art, which has yet to be announced, will fill up a ... Read More »

4 Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun in Westchester

by ArtsWestchester on July 3, 2019

Westchester is jam-packed with exciting summer events that will get you outdoors! We’ve rounded up 4 fun summer programs, including Shakespeare in the Park performances, outdoor concerts and celebrations happening throughout Westchester, many of which are free. Be sure to check out our “Music in the Air” destination guide for more free and affordable (under $20) summer arts events in Westchester and sign up for our newsletters and consult our Event Calendar to stay informed of more great family-friendly events!