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Open Call for Public Arts Opportunities

by William Bermingham on August 14, 2019
Rendering of the bike racks for the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge landings (photo courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority) Rendering of the bike racks for the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge landings (photo courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority) The installation of art in public spaces provides an opportunity for anyone and ... Read More »

Must-See Public Art: Mamaroneck

by ArtsWestchester on July 23, 2019
"The Natives" by Shalak Attack (photo credit: Just a Spectator for Street Art for Mankind) Local nonprofit Street Art for Mankind (SAM) produces public art in service of promoting social change by collaborating with street artists on dramatic multi-story murals. A collection of these murals were recently unveiled in Mamaroneck. All within walking distance apart, ... Read More »

Grants Are Fuel For The Arts

by Mary Alice Franklin on July 19, 2019
Ballet des Amériques (photo credit: Shamsher Dhanoa) ArtsWestchester and Westchester County Government have a long and impressive history together.  Since 1975, they have partnered on a grants process that is equitable and impartial, similar to ones used by both state and federal agencies in which ArtsWestchester convenes outside panels made up of arts professionals to ... Read More »

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.