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.

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.

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A Hero in Her Own Time
ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam celebrates the work of artist Vinnie Bagwell and her upcoming “Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden” project.


A Round of Applause for the 2021 Arts Award Winners
ArtsWestchester announces the seven Arts Award winners in anticipation of its annual event on April 7.

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Marsha on the Move: March 2021
The Business Council of Westchester’s president, Marsha Gordon, looks at the documentary “Audubon” in her monthly movies and television column.

"Mop with Fancy Plumage" by Mary Ann Lomonaco (photo credit: Frank Matheis)

With Every Fiber
Pelham Art Center explores fiber as a diverse and dynamic artistic material in its current exhibition, “With Every Fiber.”

"A Fragment of Something Bigger" in progress (photo courtesy of the artist)

A Reflective Gateway to Downtown White Plains
ArtsNews provides a sneak peek into an upcoming monumental public artwork in downtown White Plains.

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ArtsWestchester’s Artist Relief Fund Nearing Its $25,000 Goal
The Artist Relief Fund was formed to help artists who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meet the most recent recipients of the fund’s grantees and learn about a new partnership with artist Charles Fazzino to raise additional money.


Even in the Pandemic, New Theater Works Endure
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, theater companies charge forward with new original works presented to their audiences. Several of these new works will be presented upcoming in March.

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Artists: 8 Tips for Photographing Artwork With an iPhone
Photographer John Rizzo recently outlined some tips for artists to photograph their works with cell phone cameras. Here are his top tips.

Armonk Outdoor Art Show (photo courtesy of Armonk Outdoor Art Show)

4 Upcoming Opportunities for Westchester Artists
This article highlights several upcoming artist opportunities from’s popular webpage.

"Omnipresent Future", a proposal for ArtsWestchester by artist Natalya Khorover

Westchester Arts Groups Win Prestigious National Grants
Recent news announcements from Hudson River Museum, Sing Sing Museum, ArtsWestchester and Hudson Valley MOCA.

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Baroque and Beyond Festival Goes Hybrid
Hoff Barthelson Music School has moved its annual Baroque and Beyond festival online to showcase student talent.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (photo courtesy of Caramoor)

Join the Campaign to “ReStart the Arts” in Westchester
Read about how you can join the campaign to help refuel the arts and culture in Westchester and Rockland Counties

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Marsha on the Move
Business Council of Westchester’s president Marsha Gordon’s monthly movies and television column put its magnifying glass on the Netflix Original movie “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”


Save Our Stages Act to Provide Relief for Local Arts Venues
Congress recently passed the Save Our Stages Act as part of its COVID-19 Relief Bill, which local arts venues hope will provide relief to the struggles they’ve experienced since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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