Sunday, January 8, 2023

THURSDAY: Westchester Sketchers at the ArtsWestchester Gallery, White Plains


Arcadia Lost (aka Turning Up the Heat) by Natalya Khorover (photo credit: Maksim Akelin)

For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts.  Founded in 1965, it is the largest, private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State.  Its mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts.  
In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations, and the community.  A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue.

The current exhibition at the Gallery is called The Social Fabric, which features recent works and site-responsive commissions by artists who use textiles and fabrics to explore issues of broad social consequence. The exhibition investigates the role that fiber and textiles play in social discourse.  The artists leverage the accessible characteristics of their materials to address vital themes through artistic languages and strategies. Their wide-ranging explorations include issues of identity, consumerism, climate, equity, and justice.

To read more about the exhibition and its commissioned works, read this ArtsNews article.

Image: Tomato Crop Picker by Lina Puert


DATE: THURSDAY, January 12, 2023. 
Start time: 12:00 Noon.  Note: Later start time - The gallery is open 12-5 PM.

LOCATION: ArtsWestchester Gallery
31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 428-4220

DIRECTIONS and PARKING: Download directions by clicking here.
Parking is located at The City Center parking garage with entrances on Main Street and Martine Avenue.  

TRANSPORTATION from NYC: Use the Harlem Line of the Metro-North Railroad to arrive in White Plains. Taxicabs are readily available for hire to ride to The Westchester Mall. Please call (800) METRO-INFO or visit for schedule and fare information.  To arrange for pick up, please contact Cathy.
LUNCH: Due to our later start, we will not be stopping for lunch.

SHOW and TELL: 3 PM. We will share our drawings and tell stories. This is the social part of our day and is not to be missed.

- Admission: $5.00
- Chairs will be provided by the Gallery, but bring a stool for more options.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman (

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 

There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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