ArtsWestchester gala to honor Mayor Thomas Roach

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ArtsWestchester gala to honor Mayor Thomas Roach

WHITE PLAINS, NY (October 31, 2022) — ArtsWestchester will celebrate public art and honor White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach at its annual gala on November 12.

The group’s Board of Directors will celebrate Roach for advancing White Plains’ redevelopment boom while championing the inclusion of the arts in the public domain.

“The City of White Plains is richer for having Mayor Thomas Roach as its leader, and ArtsWestchester is fortunate to have his partnership that has embedded arts and culture into the City of White Plains,” said Janet Langsam, ArtsWestchester’s CEO. “He and his City agencies have been instrumental in the success and growth of the annual JazzFest White Plains festival over the past eleven years and for the recent infusion of public art into the City.”

Roach, who took office in 2011, recently supported ArtsWestchester in presenting the Serious Fun Arts Fest, a five-day event that brought the joy and vibrancy of the arts to downtown White Plains with concerts and 18 new mural and sculpture installations. The festival’s centerpiece was “Metropolis Sunrise,” a six-story fabric installation by artist Amanda Browder on ArtsWestchester that is on display through November.

ArtsWestchester’s event—dubbed a Sneaker Gala—begins at 6 p.m. in the group’s gallery at 31 Mamaroneck. Guests will walk a red carpet from the gallery to an adjacent pop-up event on Mamaroneck Avenue for dinner.

Tickets are available at or 914-428-4220 x326 or 328.

Contact: Ernie Garcia, Thompson & Bender, or 914-762-1900

About ArtsWestchester

For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest private not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to create an equitable, inclusive, vibrant and sustainable Westchester County in which the arts are integral to and integrated into every facet of life. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue.