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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The Creative Industry
ArtsWestchester CEO reflects on a new way of thinking about arts and culture – as ‘The Creative Industry.


Portrait of a Pandemic
ArtsWestchester will reopen its gallery for the first time since the pandemic, welcoming guests to a monumental exhibition that features 200+ artists and the works they created during the past year.


Craft is King
Westchester Craft Crawl came about as a result of the pandemic.  Now it is expanding with more artists and ten locations across the County.

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Restart the Arts Update
State lawmakers reflect on the importance of the arts and ArtsWestchester’s “Restart the Arts” grant program

Video still from Imprint of Light (photo courtesy of RiverArts)

Imprint of Light
RiverArts will present “Imprint of Light,” a virtual project that combines dance, music and video. The project is a collaboration between choreographer/dancer Maxine Sherman and composer/videographer Steven Brent.


Time to Take in a Movie
Movie theaters throughout the county are finally reopening at limited capacity this month, including Picture House Regional Film Center, Jacob Burns Film Center and Bedford Playhouse.


The Dancing Caravan
Ballet des Ameriques has revisited the concept of the 17th century traveling dance theater, bringing dance to unexpected outdoor locations this summer and fall.


From the Top Floor of a Shuttered Museum
Matthew Cole is the winner of Pelham Art Center’s 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award for Painting. Read about his journey to the top… of a museum.


Juneteenth Preview
Juneteenth is commemorates annually to commemorate the end of slavery in the country; however, last year, the State of New York State announced that this date would become an official state holiday beginning in 2021. Here is a preliminary line-up of upcoming Juneteenth celebrations.


Young Adult Leadership Council: A Window into the Art World
The Young Adult Leadership Council is a program for teens that teaches career- and college-readiness through the lens of arts programming and administration.  New applications are now open.


News Briefs: May 2021
Marsha on the Move; ArtsWestchester Announces New Board Member, Barry Shenkman; In Memoriam: Karen Johnson; and Artist Opportunities for May 2021.


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

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Demonstrating Random Acts of Sweetness for Local Artist
Local high schooler Ethan Sutton is encouraging acts of kindness and raising funds for ArtsWestchester’s Artist Relief Fund in the process.

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News Briefs: April 2021
New Briefs for April 2021: New arts leadership in Westchester; public art in White Plains; an opportunity for teaching artists; an In Memoriam for Westchester-born poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti; and applying for Young Adult Leadership Council.

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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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