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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IN THIS ISSUE:
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Liberation Day, slavery in the United States. To celebrate, ArtsWestchester interviewed prominent Juneteenth community leaders in Westchester County.
A series of twelve new murals in downtown New Rochelle represent the many facets of this suburban-but-metropolitan city, and highlight the place that arts have always had in the city.
After a three-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Peekskill Open Studios is back for its 23rd year. The two-day event will feature works from more than 100 artists in a variety of settings in and around downtown Peekskill.
Every year, the Asian American Heritage Festival attracts up to 7,000 residents at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla to celebrate Westchester’s diversity, including its expanding Asian and South Asian populations.
Clay Art Center (CAC) will present a series of concurrent solo exhibitions by its three resident artists: Able Broyles, Anny Chen and Breana Hendricks. Hear from the artists themselves in this post.
Bianca Romero is one of the first artists commissioned for a mural in White Plains in anticipation for the five-day Serious Fun Arts Fest this fall. In this article, the artist details symbolism in her upcoming nine-story high-rise mural.
This month’s “From the CEO” blog post is a guest blog written by Adam Chau, ArtsWestchester’s Exhibitions Manager, who discusses a virtual event on June 15, which features the renowned artist collective For Freedoms.
Marsha Gordon reviews Disney Pixar’s Turning Red; ArtsWestchester to Honor Peter Scherrer at Upcoming Golf Outing; Historic Hudson Valley Landmarks Reopen to Visitors; NYFA Opens New Cycle of its National Emergency Grant Program for Artists; Katonah Museum and Library Bring Art to Community Spaces; Katonah Museum of Art Appoints Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe as New Executive Director; Yorktown’s $1.2 Million Renovation Includes Local Theater; Local Photographer Publishes New Book
A sampling from ArtsWestchester’s “Artist Opportunities” page, on which artists in all disciplines can find nearby working opportunities that will help to strengthen and further their careers.
Marsha on the Move reflects on “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”; Katonah Museum Announces New Evening Hours; MuralFest Coming to New Rochelle; Drumming Residency Creates Opportunities for Special Needs Community; Two Westchester Cultural Institutions Listed on State’s New Historic Businesses Preservation Registry; Calling All Interested Interns
New York State legislators helped to secure a $1 million allocation in the State’s budget to be regranted to arts groups in Rockland and Westchester counties for COVID-19 recovery. now grantees are telling us how the funds will help them survive.
“Harriet Tubman: The Journey to freedom” comes to White Plains; Legislator Colin Smith highlights his visit to KinoSaito Art Center; Marsha Gordon gives her take on Netflix’s “Munich: The Edge of War” and Songcatchers are searching for a new home in New Rochelle
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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.