The arts take over White Plains during the Serious Fun Arts Fest, a 5-day outdoor festival happening this fall. Live performances and the work of renowned artists will enliven the streets and brighten the walls of the city in a downtown celebration of creativity, music and art.


ArtsWestchester is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $500,000 grant to use the arts to support economic development and promote tourism in the city of White Plains. The Market New York grant from I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism was awarded to ArtsWestchester through the state’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

The state grant will help ArtsWestchester mount the Serious Fun Arts Festival from October 12-16 of this year, a five-day celebration of the cultural community where art and music will take over White Plains.

Applications for Visual, Performing, and Performance Artsists for 2022 Serious Fun Arts Fest
are avaiable on

Get ready for some Serious Fun and partner with ArtsWestchester! If you have a wall that is perfect for a mural, or would like to host an artist for an exhibition or to design your storefront window, please contact:

Leigh Mickelson
[email protected]


ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam said, “The Market NY grant gives ArtsWestchester an opportunity to showcase the vast talent that exists in the Hudson Valley Region. The Serious Fun Arts Festival is the capstone project of more than five years of work and planning in public art. We know this investment in public art and placemaking will enliven the city for years to come.”

Serious Fun Arts Fest is made possible with the support of the following sponsors

It is with the support of people like you that make it possible for ArtsWestchester to continue to bring arts and culture to your communities. Please consider becoming a member or  making a donation (in any amount) and help us keep the arts alive in Westchester.

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ArtsWestchester, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization in New York with charitable solicitation registration in all required states. Our Federal ID number is 13-2604827.