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WHAT IS THE CELEBRATE ART PROJECT?

Celebrate Art brings a community together while celebrating the talent of local artists!

The Celebrate Art Project began in 2008, bringing artists and audiences together in a public art show that graced light poles throughout the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Many municipalities around the Rivertowns in Westchester have numerous light poles already owned and utilized by the town that are often adorned with banners focused on seasonal content. We envisioned using these existing light poles in a new way, by offering local artists an opportunity to display their work on eco-friendly 40” x 60” banners.

We put a call out to artists and the response was surprisingly large. Over 400 submissions came pouring in from artists ranging in age from 4 to 92, including photography, painting, sculpture, pottery, macramé, pencil, charcoal, digital prints, graphic design and much more.

An arts commission juried the show, and selected 74 individual pieces, which were printed on color-fast, eco-friendly banner material made from recycled milk and soda bottles, then hung throughout the village by volunteers. Scheduled to run for 30 days, the show was subsequently extended another 2 months. The community flocked to Celebrate Art events including art walks, music concerts, kids art days and a showing of the original art. A website, created to present the artists' work, received 42,000 hits in 3 months.


View the creativity and diversity of our 2008 gallery of finalists: click here.

This successful project now finds a new home in the Town of Greenburgh.  With a new website, an independent jury led by a seasoned curator and tons of exciting events planned for the 3 month show (June 22 - September 30, 2011).