NRCA has been in existence for over forty years and was created by a resolution adopted by the New Rochelle City Council on April 8, 1975. NRCA is an entirely volunteer-run organization. Our mission is to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and the public’s interest and participation therein. This is exemplified by producing of a vast number of exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, spoken/written word and concert series. You can find a NRCA event every month of the year.
“I always thought I would be an artist because that is all that I knew.”
-Charles Fazzino, artist, NRCA Board member
“I danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance theater for over 13 years. I am extremely proud of the work that I did. Next, I am extremely proud of my family.”
-Donna Saunders, dancer, NRCA member
“Art is really beautiful. I think art gives you a deep feeling of peace. So, art is also peace.”
-Christine Coleman, Dancer, owner of Coleman Dance Studios, NRCA member
“I see everything in terms of color and form. I don’t think in words. I think in pictures. It is like, I am a terrible speller because I don’t think or see a word made up of letters. I see a word made up of images.”
-Marie Hines Cowan, artist, NRCA member
“Art brings people and a community together. It is one of the most powerful connectors we have of people, of a community, of a culture.”
-Donor, NRCA member
“ArtsFest” returns to New Rochelle and Pelham, kicking off on Friday, October 19th and continuing all weekend with a full calendar of art events and activities.
Highlights include behind-the-scenes tours of working artists’studios — including world renowned 3-D artist Charles Fazzino’s Museum Editions studio, where visitors can meet the artist and dabble in interactive arts projects – as well as family art events at the BID Grand Market, a Classic Car Show and the 7th annual Lincoln Avenue Arts & Culture Fest (sponsored by grow! LPGC) with activities, demos, food and music. Also on the menu are art exhibits, interactive activities, and a free trolley providing transportation between four major points both days.