ArtsNews is ArtsWestchester’s award-winning monthly publication covering the arts in Westchester.

Welcome to our digital issue of ArtsNews, your source for Westchester-based arts news and events. Read through the issue via the flip-book below, download a PDF version, or click on the article previews below.

In this unprecedented time, we want to keep you connected to the arts groups and artists who keep the arts alive and vibrant in Westchester County. Be sure to visit ArtsWestchester’s web site each month to read the latest issue of ArtsNews!

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Check Out These Virtual Arts Activities
While You’re Home
A listing of online arts offerings from local arts groups.

Artist Jorge Otero-Pailos working on "Watershed Moment" (photo courtesy of Lyndhurst Mansion)
ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam speaks with artist Jorge Otero-Pailos about his “Watershed Moment” installation at Lyndhurst Mansion.
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From the CEO: COVID and Me and the Flu of 1918
by ArtsWestchester’s CEO Janet Langsam



New Ridge Hill Mural Pays Tribute to a Jazz Icon
A new mural at Ridge Hill Shopping Center is an ode to a former Yonkers resident – jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald.

"Voting Booth for Fannie Lou Hamer" by Carla Rae Johnson 
(photo credit: Margaret Fox)
ArtsWestchester’s virtual “Give Us The Vote 2020” exhibition, just like its 2017 predecessor “Give Us the Vote,” will explore, celebrate and consider the complexity of American democracy.
Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow

Oh, the Possibilities
When COVID-19 arrived, Hudson Valley Writers Center shifted its programming to an online platform at a moment’s notice. The result was a rich schedule of programs that expanded its audience.

Victor Quijada during a previous rehearsal with Purchase College students (photo credit: Lou Vaccaro)
ArtsNews Editor Mary Alice Franklin looks at how the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College has shifted its focus from presenting events to also commissioning new works.
A student from Steffi Nossen School of Dance (photo credit: Ellen Crane)
As fall approaches, arts classes will commence in one form or another. Students, no matter their comfort level, can find ways to brush up on their artistic skills in the coming months, and support their local arts organization at the same time.
Pumpkin carousel installation at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze (photo credit: Tom Nycz for Historic Hudson Valley)
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze continues its annual tradition this year, with safety measures in place. Pumpkin carver Cheryl Bernstein shares her experience.
Daisy Jopling and Bannerman Castle  (photos courtesy of Daisy Jopling)
An innovative mentorship program with musician Daisy Jopling will (safely) bring music, world-class artists and local youth to Hudson Valley’s Bannerman Island this fall.
Aaron Diehl (photo courtesy of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts)
Theaters may not be permitted to open yet, but that hasn’t stopped these local music groups, which have prepared virtual fall seasons.
Paramount Hudson Valley Theater 
(photo credit: Mark Vergari/The Journal News)
Get the latest arts-related news, including news from Pelham Art Center, Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Bedford Playhouse and more.​

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How To Get Your Events Listed in the ArtsNews Calendar:
Every issue of ArtsNews features a comprehensive calendar of arts events, exhibitions and workshops taking place throughout Westchester County. Want your events included? Here’s how:

  • First, you need to be a member organization of ArtsWestchester.
  • As a member organization, you will have the ability to post your events and programs to our online events calendar. For instructions on how to post, please visit our step-by-step guide: Adding Art Events Guide.
  • You must post your events online. The deadline for each issue is the 5th of the previous month. (For example: for inclusion in the March 2016 issue, all events that take place in March must be posted to the online calendar by February 5).

That’s all there is to it! Posting your events online has added value too: Your programs become accessible to ArtsWestchester’s large online audience, and your events may also be considered for inclusion in our weekly arts e-newsletter.

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