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Pottery, Exhibits and More Offered to Public on Free Arts Day in Westchester

Residents from around the county take advantage of free arts events and programs.

Sunday was Free Arts Day in Westchester and 30 area art centers, museums and historical sites opened their doors to the public and offered free programs.

At ArtsWestchester in White Plains, Marylou Gladstone of Tarrytown taught a felting workshop as shoppers browsed the work of local artists offering holiday gift ideas.

In Port Chester, the Clay Art Center encouraged people to come in and make a ceramic bowl. By 11 a.m., nearly two dozen budding potters were hard at work shaping bowls out of hunks of moist brown clay.

Saxophonist Leo Johnson of Teaneck, NJ serenaded visitors to the Katonah Museum of Art as they took in the exhibit New York, New York! Historic Hudson Valley sites were open to the public free of charge as well.

barbara Rascoff December 05, 2011 at 11:58 AM
Looks like a great idea. where was it advertised???
gail burlakoff December 05, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Great photos, Stu! Your captions add so much!! Thanks...
Stu Bayer December 05, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Thank you Gail. Barbara- I know that each individual site involved had posters in their windows for quite a while as well as highlighting it on their websites, and Patch.com had it listed in their events calendar. ArtsWestchester also included it in their e-mails and I believe they did a mailing as well. It's an annual event so look for it next year or go to: www.artswestchester.org for more info. Hope that helps.
suzanne December 05, 2011 at 02:51 PM
There was a unveiling of The Banner Project in Peekskill yesterday. Professional artists and youth groups teamed up to create beautiful banners that are now displayed on the outside of the James Street garage. Sponsored by the Youth Mural Arts. I'm surprised the Patch didn't cover this event.

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