CULTURAL ARTS & LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNER ArtsFest
“ArtsFest” is an annual celebration of the arts designed to highlight the diversity of artists and arts venues in New Rochelle and Pelham.
The weekend includes art exhibits, pop-up exhibits in unexpected places, live music and dance performances, the free “Culture Trolley” connecting New Rochelle and Pelham, spoken word events, a classic car show and family-friendly activities at more than 30 venues that give both visitors and residents alike a window into the area’s rich cultural and artistic diversity.
VISUAL ARTS AT CITY HALL Rotunda Gallery
The Rotunda Gallery in City Hall was created in 2012. The idea came from NRCA, which recognized the need for more public exhibition space in the city, and it received enthusiastic support from Mayor Noam Bramson and City Manager Charles Strome. The Rotunda Gallery creates opportunities for a broad range of visual arts to be seen on a regular basis, and encourages the public to visit City Hall.
The Rotunda Gallery is located at 515 North Avenue. Both City Hall and the Rotunda Gallery are public spaces that are accessible to all during business hours, between 8:30 am and 4 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Please call 914-654-2000 with inquiries about exceptions or changes.
NRCA Board member Linda Tarrant-Reid is the chairman of the Rotunda Gallery Committee, which consists of NRCA members who determine the themes of the exhibits, issue Calls for Artists, hang the submitted works and host receptions.
NEW ROCHELLE ARTS Annual Members’ Show
Every March the NRCA features member artists in the Annual Exhibit and Showcase. The exhibit at the New Rochelle Public Library’s Lumen Winter Gallery features 2-D and 3-D visual art, while the Showcase, held in the library’s Ossie Davis Theater, encompasses music, dance and spoken word.