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Old 09-07-2008, 07:04 PM
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I am looking for other young artists in Westchester (25-35). Do they exist and where do they congregate? I moved here from Brooklyn, and love the nature, but have not found an art community like Williamsburg's--or even a tiny fraction of it. The creative scene in Park Slope was also wonderful--and I am interested in meeting people who are involved in the arts--whether literary, or fine arts. Any suggestions?

Where are the young hipsters?
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Art in Westchester View Post

Where are the young hipsters?
Not in Westchester. Maybe youre the first. Just think, you can go gentrify Mount Vernon! and SW Yonkers or New Rochelle too while youre at it!
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:06 PM
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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Actually, Peekskill has a huge art scene. There are lots of galleries, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, a large number of studios, and lots of artists who live in the city. There's been an art scene for years, and the city has encouraged it by building subsidized artist live/work housing. The Peekskill Coffee House is the hippest place in the county--certainly as hip as any place on 5th ave in Park Slope--and there's the new Peekskill Brewery by the riverfront. There is the Paramount Center for Performing Arts, which has art films and live music, and there are also a number of good restaurants, music venues, cool shops, and a great bookstore. There is also the Art Lot, a sculpture garden on the outskirts of town.

This weekend is the annual Peeksill Project, with art by over 50 artists all over town. There will be Art Buses taking people to each site, and many performance pieces and live music. Thousands of people attend each year. In the spring, the Peekskill Arts Council holds an Open Studios event, which also brings lots of people.

Lots of other towns have healthy populations of artists too. The Croton Council of the Arts (in Croton) has regular events and there are galleries in Croton, Tarrytown, and other towns. There's also the Croton/Cortland Center for the Arts, the Hudson Valley Writers Center, The Studio, and the Westchester Arts Council. But Peekskill has the greatest concentration of artists and art-related things.

Check out this blog, which lists art openings and other events:

Rest assured, there are lots of artists in Westchester. Some other sites to check out:

home | Peekskill Arts Council

HVCCA: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Contemporary Fine Art&Sculpture Galleries

Croton Council on the Arts


The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Last edited by Viralmd; 09-08-2008 at 07:09 AM.. Reason: No competing sites
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
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Thats true I did forget about Peekskill and some of the river towns
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:24 PM
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Building on dma1250's great post, I would also add in the greater Katonah area, that while not overrun with hipsters in the classic sense, does have a flourishing arts scene. The Katonah Art Center has some great workshops where you might meet some new people, and the Katonah Museum of Art is an asset that has some superb exhibitions.

Katonah Art Center: home

Katonah Museum of Art
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