ArtsWestchester has announced a special event to celebrate 20 years in its historic building in downtown White Plains. The county’s leading arts advocacy nonprofit organization has put a new spin on its annual ArtsBash spring fundraiser this year by calling it Arts “Birthday” Bash. The event, which will feature food, fun and contemporary art, is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., followed by a Family ArtsBash celebration on Saturday, May 19.
At this year’s party, ArtsWestchester will be celebrating the transformation of the former People’s National Bank & Trust Building into a cultural hub of activity for artists and creative businesses. Since the organization acquired 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains in 1998, it has been hard at work restoring and creatively adapting the use of the nine-story cultural treasure into an arts incubator and multi-use arts center, while preserving the landmark building.
This year’s Arts Birthday Bash on May 17th will feature delicious cuisine and cocktails from more than 30 prestigious restaurants, as well as the opportunity for guests to meet well-known artists in their open studios throughout the historic building.
In addition, ArtsWestchester’s newest gallery exhibit, the “ArtsWestchester Triennial,” will provide the backdrop of the event, featuring artwork by contemporary artists of the Hudson Valley nominated by top museum directors and gallerists.
Some of the restuarants participating in this year’s Thursday evening Arts Birthday Bash include:
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Baked by Susan ,Blockheads Brother, Jimmy’s BBQCafé of Love, Cambria Hotel & Suites, Coffee Labs Roasters, Coopers Mill @ Marriott, Crabtree’s Kittle House,Dan Rooney’s at Empire City Casino, Falafel-Taco, La Bocca, License2Grill, Lola’s , Mexican Kitchen, Mediterraneo, Meritage. Penny Lick Ice Cream Company, Sofrito, Texas de Brazil, The Briarcliff Manor, The Horse and Hound Inn, Tre Angelina
The 2018 Arts Birthday Bash is a fundraiser to support the programs and services of ArtsWestchester and will take place on Thursday, May 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at ArtsWestchester located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. This year’s Family ArtsBash will take place on Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets to the Thursday evening reception are $75 and are available online at artsw.org/artsbash or at the door Thursday evening.
For Family ArtsBash, there is a suggested family donation of $10 at the door. For more information, visit artswestchester.org.
31 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY
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