ArtsWestchester Unveils New Sign Installation on White Plains Building to Mark 20th Anniversary in Historic Building

ArtsWestchester, the county’s leading nonprofit arts organization, recently unveiled new sign installations at its building located in historic downtown White Plains to mark its 20th building anniversary. ArtsWestchester acquired the building at the corner of Martine and Mamaroneck Avenues in 1988.

Over the last two decades, ArtsWestchester has transformed the nine-story building from the Peoples National Bank & Trust bank into a cultural hub of activity for artists and creative businesses. To mark this anniversary, ArtsWestchester will be undergoing a series of façade improvements and the new sign installations were part of the first phase. Two new ArtsWestchester signs were installed with a bucket truck high on the exterior of the building in order to better designate the building as the cultural destination that ArtsWestchester has become. The installation was done by SIGNARAMA Hartsdale.

“Since we acquired the building, we have worked on restoring and creatively adapting the use of the cultural treasure into an arts incubator and multi-use arts center, while preserving the landmark building,” said Janet Langsam, CEO. “When we purchased the former bank, it saved the building from almost certain destruction, as it was part of a larger urban renewal site. In fact, ArtsWestchester has been at the center of the significant downtown revitalization that has changed the face of White Plains into a thriving urban center over the last two decades. We have transformed one of the first ‘skyscrapers’ in White Plains into a cultural destination humming with creative energy, artists and arts programs for the greater Westchester market area.”

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.