ArtsWestchester believes that the arts should be accessible to all people and that artwork enriches any environment, be it classroom, conference room, public park, downtown or private development.
Public art presents art outside of museum walls, building community pride, enlivening the landscape and establishing a sense of place. In the hands of artists, dull building exteriors become vibrant destinations, sidewalks become inviting places and ordinary streetscapes become extraordinary.
ArtsWestchester partners with municipalities and businesses interested in utilizing the arts to add value to their projects and communities. There are endless possibilities, but art is at work throughout Westchester in retail projects, libraries, hospitals, hotels, commercial apartments and public housing projects.
Artist Wane One, ArtsWestchester and the City of White Plains brought art to the downtown with a new street art installation on Mamaroneck and Martine Avenues in May of 2018. Check out our video of the artist at work on his mural, Brighter Colors Better Life.
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Header photo: Mount Vernon Public Library, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow at the ribbon cutting ceremony for artist Rochelle Shicoff’s “Seeing in the Wind” a public art installation. (photo credit: Barry Mason)