Peekskill Contemporary Art Center Wins Award From ArtsWestchester

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Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, based in Peekskill, will receive an award from ArtsWestchester in April.
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, based in Peekskill, will receive an award from ArtsWestchester in April. Photo Credit: Contributed

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Peekskill’s Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art will receive the Community Award from ArtsWestchester at a luncheon on Friday, April 4 at the Westchester Marriott.

Community Awards are presented to an artist, individual, group, school district, organization or agency that has demonstrated extraordinary vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life, to increase access to cultural experiences, and to enrich the county’s cultural heritage. Music Therapy Institute of the Music Conservator of Westchester, based in White Plains, was also selected as a Community Award winner.

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art is being recognized for its impact on the City of Peekskill over the past decade. The founders had the vision to establish a center dedicated to the development and presentation of work that broadens understanding of contemporary art in a multicultural, urban community.

HVCCA’s annual Peekskill Project transforms the city into an outdoor gallery and inspired the development of a sculpture park at Riverfront Green. In keeping with its mission and vision of promoting innovative, interdisciplinary arts projects, six years ago HVCCA launched what has become an annual program, inviting local writers and actors to develop and perform literary pieces inspired by an exhibition.

The complete list of winners is on the ArtsWestchester website.

The awards luncheon will at the Westchester Marriott on April 4. A reception begins at 11 a.m. followed by luncheon at noon. Tickets, sponsorships and luncheon journal ads may be reserved by calling (914) 428-4220 x326 or emailing afabrizio@artswestchester.org

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