NRCA to be Honored as a "2024 Star of the Arts"

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will be honored as one of the “2024 Stars of the Arts” at ArtsWestchester’s annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, April 10th. The festive luncheon will be held at Brae Burn Country Club, with CBS TV anchor Tony Aiello acting as emcee. Tickets cost $125 and are available at

Each spring, ArtsWestchester recognizes individuals and organizations for their extraordinary impact on arts and culture in Westchester. The Arts Award has been presented since 1976 to celebrate those who have enriched Westchester’s communities and its citizens. This year NRCA will receive the Community Award, which is given to an artist, individual group organization or agency that has demonstrated extraordinary vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life, increase access to cultural experiences, or to enrich the county’s cultural heritage. 

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts was created by the New Rochelle City Council in 1975 to encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts; for nearly 50 years the NRCA has worked to fulfill that mission by sponsoring art exhibitions, public art, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, and concert series. NRCA’s signature programs include the NRCA Rotunda Gallery at City Hall, the Summer Sounds Concert Series at Hudson Park (drawing 400 to 600 people every week for an eclectic lineup of live bands) and ArtsFest, a weekend-long celebration every fall with 40 venues representing the work of 250 visual and performing artists. NRCA has also taken the lead in bringing public art to New Rochelle:  NRCA’s most recent projects include the #NRNY Murals — 20 high impact large-scale works installed in two phases (eight murals in 2019 and 12 more in 2022) – and a life size bronze statue commemorating long-time resident author E.L. Doctorow installed last October.

To learn more about NRCA visit the website at