ArtsWestchester Announces 2022 Arts Awards

ArtsWestchester has announced five honorees who will be spotlighted at its annual Arts Awards Celebration to be held in-person at Brae Burn Country Club on Wednesday, April 6 at 12pm.  


Spanning a range of disciplines, the 2022 Arts Award Winners are: Livia and Marc Straus of Chappaqua; Lyndhurst (mansion) in Tarrytown; six Juneteenth Committees from throughout the County; the Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation in White Plains; and artist Joanie Madden of Yonkers.


 Every year, leaders from Westchester’s arts and business community gather to applaud the stellar accomplishments of ArtsWestchester’s Arts Award winners. The event recognizes artists, cultural organizations, patrons and landmark institutions that enrich the cultural life of the County, its communities and its citizens. This year’s luncheon will bring together the arts community after a harrowing two years for a well-deserved celebration of the arts on April 6 at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase.


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The proceeds will benefit ArtsWestchester’s Artist Relief Fund.

ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam explains, “It’s time to gather to celebrate the joy the arts bring and to recognize the invaluable work and support of our arts patrons and cultural leaders.”   She continues, “The pandemic has truly underscored the important place that music, dance and art of all kinds play in the creative heart and soul that makes Westchester such a great place to live and work. At this time, we also recognize that the arts will play a vital role in the recovery of New York’s economy going forward.”


Two additional awards will be announced at the Arts Award Celebration:


The Advancing Equity Award

This award will recognize a non-profit cultural organization that serves residents of Westchester and demonstrates exemplary leadership in advancing social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility through and in the arts.


The Larry Salley Photography Award

This award was established in 2018 by ArtsWestchester, the African American Men of Westchester and the Salley family to celebrate the life and artistic achievements of Lawrence “Larry” C. Salley, an active member of the Westchester community.


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