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Mount Vernon Groups Receive Grants From ArtsWestchester

Five Mount Vernon groups have received grants from ArtsWestchester.
Five Mount Vernon groups have received grants from ArtsWestchester. Photo Credit: ArtsWeschester

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - ArtsWestchester is awarding $41,000 in Arts Alive grants to 35 local arts organizations, five of which are based in Mount Vernon

These grants are funded by the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts. It is administered by ArtsWestchester, based in White Plains.

“These programs make the arts easily accessible to hundreds of people by brining neighbors together for a common experience,” ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam said in a statement. “The grants truly help foster a sense of community.”

The grants go to the following organizations:

  • Gospel Knights of Mount Vernon, a gospel choir that performs at charitable organizations and present two concerts each year.
  • The O’Bey Foundation, a community African drum circle that channels creativity through drums and movement.
  • PJS Jazz Society which brings well-known jazz musicians to perform in Mount Vernon.
  • Mount Vernon’s Heartbeat which tells stories about people making a difference in the community.
  • Pelham Arts Center and artist Mary Louise Gladstone in partnership with the Amani Public Charter School in Mount Vernon, which will examine quilts in relation to the American folk art tradition.

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