ArtsNews: Westchester Arts Events and Cultural News

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.  Get ArtsNews delivered directly to your inbox, submit your email here!

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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"Guinness" by John Wesley

Hudson Valley MOCA Tells Us How We Live
Hudson Valley MOCA is reopening its doors with “How We Live: Part II,” an expansion of “How We Live: Sculpture and Video From the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection,” which was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Conversation Sculpture" by Musa Hixson

Welcoming New Public Art in Pelham
“The Conversation Sculpture” by Musa Hixson, a steel structure that resembles a nearly blooming flower, was recently installed in Wolfs Lane Park in Pelham as part of Pelham Art Center’s public art program.

The Breakers will perform on 7/9 (photo credit: Shawna Sarnowski Photography)

Live Music Returns to Tarrytown Music Hall
After being closed to in-person performances during the pandemic, Tarrytown Music Hall has reopened to the public with a newly announced lineup for all audiences.

Photos from previous Katonah Art Stroll events (photos courtesy of Katonah Chamber of Commerce)

A ‘Support the Arts Moment’ in Katonah
Katonah, NY is a small town with a big arts scene…and a supportive community. The Katonah Art Walk is a communal effort by the town and its residents and businesses to embrace the arts.

Photos: Top: Inti Andino, Bottom: Ensemble Inti Raymi (photo courtesy of the artists)

Showcasing Ecuadorian Culture
Westchester has a significant Ecuadorian population. Now, an August 14 festival in Sleepy Hollow will showcase the heritage and culture of this community.

Afro-Peruvian Ensemble, Right: Unison (photos courtesy of the artists)

Hudson River Museum’s Amphitheater Series
This summer, Hudson River Museum aims to bring live entertainment to audiences of all ages and backgrounds to its outdoor venue overlooking the Hudson.

Jazz Forum Arts summer concerts at Lyndhurst (photo courtesy of Jazz Forum Arts)

Everything’s Coming Up Jazz
Jazz Forum Arts is offering a series of 32 free outdoor summer concerts for the 36th consecutive year at five venues in Westchester.


Pursuit of Happiness
ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam responds to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement, “There is no such thing as happiness…it’s only a mirage.”

Williamson The Kingfisher

Coming Up For Air
In a new video series, “Emergence: Poetry Pop-Ups,” poets are reading their poems in short videos at various outdoor locations throughout Westchester County with the hashtag #westchesterpoetry.


Community Arts Organizations: Listen Up!
ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam’s conversation with Emil J. Kang, Program Director for Arts and Culture at Andrew W. Mellon Foundation about the Foundation’s “Creatives Rebuild New York” program.

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Westchester is Open for Fun
Westchester is bursting with arts and culture that residents and visitors alike can enjoy. Arts groups throughout the County have been working hard to #restartthearts with in-person and virtual exhibitions, workshops and performances.

ArtsWestchester teaching artist Miguel Cossio leads an ArtsMobile workshop (photo credit: ArtsWestchester)

The Arts Are On the Move Again
While ArtsWestchester’s ArtsMobile offered virtual workshops throughout the pandemic, the organization is now planning the in-person return of its colorful van to outdoor events beginning in July.

Screenshot of the virtual tour of Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

Plan Online, Visit In Person
Westchester County Tourism has put together a series of virtual 360-degree tours for destinations throughout the county, including many arts destinations and cultural sites.

Karen Pasquale, senior advisor to White Plains Mayor Tom Roach; Janet Langsam, CEO at ArtsWestchester; Congressman Mondaire Jones;
and Mack Carter, Executive Director, White Plains Housing Authority. Background mural by artist Nick Kuszyk.)

News Briefs: July/Aug 2021
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) recently announced the recipients of this year’s NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund, including several Westchester groups; Marsha Gordon gives her take on “The Mitchells Vs. The Machines” for her Marsha on the Move column, applications are open for the Young Adult Leadership Council; and ArtsWestchester recently announced a $50k grant to reimagine public housing.


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

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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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