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.
A Monumental Work of Art Drapes ArtsWestchester In Vibrant Color
The Amanda Browder “Metropolis Sunrise” Project, which will adorn ArtsWestchester’s building in multi-color fabric this May, will be ArtsWestchester’ s largest work ever of participatory public art.
The quilt-like sculpture, unveiled in late May, will be the result of a creative process months in the making. Presented by ArtsWestchester, orchestrated and created by Brooklyn artist Amanda Browder and built by the hands of the entire community, “Metropolis Sunrise” will sweep across the brick façade of ArtsWestchester’s nine-story neoclassical building in White Plains.
Learn more about this project here.
Interested in learning more about Public Art
Contact: Kathleen Reckling
Brighter Colors Better Life a mural
by street artist Wane One
The 1,650-square foot street art installation spans across the street entrance of ArtsWestchester. Named “Brighter Colors Better Life,” the mural is a visual composition of deconstructed geometric shapes created by a harmonious buildup of oversized 2D prisms of vibrant colors and hues. The alternating shapes and colors side by side creates a unique and interesting aesthetic.
Innovative Arts and Business Partnership Brings
Six Murals to Downtown White Plains
ArtsWestchester, in partnership with LMC, a Lennar Company, is in the midst of transforming a construction barricade into a curated exhibit of six street murals beginning on Hale Avenue, wrapping around Maple Avenue and continuing on South Broadway in downtown White Plains. The five New York artists commissioned to paint each mural were selected through a competitive panel process managed by ArtsWestchester.