Art Gallery



October 31, 2019 – January 24, 2020

Artist’s Talk: Thursday, December 19, 6:30 pm

The artist in our current exhibition speak in a facilitated lecture about their work and how it connects to current political issues and their own backgrounds as immigrants.  Refreshments will be provided.

“Walkers” by Diane Brawarsky

Through a range of mediums such as installation, photography, sculpture, painting and more, this show explores the work of many artists who either immigrated to the United States or whose families came here searching for a better way of life, or who had no place else to go if they wished to survive.  Immigrants have contributed their rich cultures, music, traditions and celebrations, leading to innovation and a rich exchange of ideas.  Indeed, the United States and specifically New York, has benefited from immigrants from around the world and the resulting migration of creativity from artists has only ever resulted in the flourishing of our nation. 

This exhibit is part of First Thursday Gallery Hop sponsored by the Yonkers Gallery Group, an alliance of galleries including Blue Door Art Center, Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Urban Studio Unbound (US+U), and Yonkers Riverfront Library. Receive 10% off food and drinks at local restaurants during First Thursday Gallery Hop. Stop by any gallery for the code.

Mixed Media Mondays
Every Monday, 6-7:30 pm

In a relaxed no pressure atmosphere, the gallery curator will lead participants as they explore and make glue books, slam books, journals, collage, memoir boxes and much, much more. This is a free ADULTS ONLY program.   For more information, please email:

New Family Art Workshops the First Saturday of Every Month!
Next session: Saturday, December 7, 10-11:30 am

On the first Saturday of every month,  children from preschool to second grade will meet in the gallery to hear an exciting children’s book about a famous artist and then explore an interactive art technique. Each workshop will inspire creativity while making an important connection to literacy.

Please wear clothes that can get messy.  Parents and caregivers will be required to stay with their children.


Meet our Artist-in-Residence Shanequa Benitez!

Live Painting Demonstration
Emerging artist, Shanequa Benitez, an abstract/ neo- impressionist born and raised in Yonkers, will demonstrate her approach, process and execution of painting using her iconic symbols for branding her work. During the demonstration she will start and complete a piece live, all while engaging with the audience.

Saturday, November 23, 1-2 pm
Saturday, November 30, 1-2 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 18, 6:30-7:30 pm

NEO Society Teen Art Program
Every Friday, 3:30 – 5 pm

In a safe, supportive and inclusive environment in the 4th floor gallery, teens share the latest in fashion, music and art. Throughout the year, teens learn from local artists, fashion experts and musicians how to engage in visual art art, sew fashions and even learn how to produce music.

The Riverfront Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.  The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the library director.  Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and head of this committee. 

Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to:

Application packages may be addressed to: 
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701.

Applications should include:
• Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
• Artist’s C.V.
• Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.

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pertaining to past and future exhibitions.