NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- For Westchester fans of the arts, New Rochelle's 7th annual Artsfest promises a weekend of celebrating the area's vibrant visual and performing arts culture.
"New Rochelle has a history of being a center for the arts," says Theresa Kump Leghorn, President of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts. "The arts are really integral to the city's identity. ArtsFest celebrates that tradition while also projecting it into the future by showcasing the next generation of artists."
Organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, ArtsFest highlights the variety of arts and arts venues in New Rochelle and Pelham, with art exhibits, programs and family-friendly activities at 34 venues that give both visitors and residents alike a window into the city’s rich cultural and artistic diversity. The celebration will include live music, great food, exciting performances, and eclectic shopping.
"This is NRCA’s 40th anniversary, so we’re really excited to offer a variety of arts experiences this year,” says Leghorn. "The idea of ArtsFest was to open the studios of working artists and allow people visit them and see how art is made"
ArtsFest kicks off on Friday, September 25th and continues on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, with a full menu of art events and activities, from behind-the-scenes tours of artists’ studios. Various events will be held throughout the city, which can be found here in the official ArtsFest program. All are invited to close out Artsfest on Library Green with a Swing Dance Party Sunday 2:30 to 5:30pm