Every year, we look forward to ArtsWestchester’s Annual ArtsBash Weekend, a spring fundraiser that includes an exclusive ArtsBash party on Friday, May 19, followed by Family ArtsBash celebration on Saturday, May 20, located at ArtsWestchester’s historic downtown White Plains building.
ArtsBash’s fundraising party, which is open to the public, will feature food from more than 25 prestigious restaurants and cocktails. Leslie Lampert of Café of Love and John Crabtree of Crabtree’s Kittle House have been appointed to the ArtsBash Cuisine Committee and will give lead direction on the food offerings. Some of the participating establishments include Penny Lick Ice Cream, Cooper’s Mill, Meritage Restaurant and many more. Click here for a full list of participants.
In addition to the food and treats, we’re also looking forward to checking out the gallery’s newest exhibit, “From the Streets: An Exhibition of Urban Art,” displaying graffiti murals, photography, sculptures as well as the opportunity to meet artists in their open studios throughout the building.
“This not-to-be-missed experience provides a creative combination of food and art and is especially thrilling this year because of the unique work that highlights the evolution of graffiti and street art, celebrating some the region’s most recognized street artists,” said Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester.
The day after the ArtsBash party, families and children of all ages are encouraged to participate in a day of fun at Family ArtsBash on Saturday, May 20, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kids can partake in a variety of hands-on art activities and artist-led workshops. Activities include a chocolate art-making activity, drumming circles, clay and felt making workshops, spin art and more.
Tickets to the Friday evening reception are $75 and are available online at artsw.org/artsbash or at the door Friday evening. For Family ArtsBash, there is a suggested family donation of $10. We look forward to seeing you there!