Art Gallery


Those Who Teach
May 2 – June 19

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30-7:30
Special Reception: Thursday, June 6th, 5:30-7:30

“Vessel” by Susan Hoeltzel, Pencil and acrylic on canvas

Not all art teachers are artists and not all artists are teachers, but there are those educators who maintain a thriving art practice outside of the classroom. We want to showcase those teachers who balance the demanding task of teaching while developing ideas and executing creative projects in an art making practice.  
Artists included in this exhibit include:
  • Nordia Byfield
  • Doris Cordero
  • Samantha Curtis
  • Elizabeth de Bethune
  • Enrico Giordano
  • Ysabella Hincapié-Gara
  • Susan Hoeltzel
  • Laurie Miller Hornik
  • Kevin McDowell
  • Teresa Pereira
  • Dennis Shelton

Click here to view the price list for this exhibit.

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.

Creativity Workshop
Sunday June 2, 12:30 pm – 2 pm

Unleash your creativity by learning a variety of art-making techniques. This is an adult workshop and all supplies will be provided.

Due to the First Thursday of July landing on the 4th of July, there will be no First Thursday Gallery Hop in July. We will welcome you back when Gallery Hop resumes on August 1st.

Exciting News for High School Teens!

The teen group, NEO Society and the Riverfront Art Gallery is seeking high school art work for our teen showcase in the gallery. Do you paint, draw, create installations, film, photograph, sing, dance, design fashions or create something amazing that we can exhibit? Please submit images of your artwork for the showcase to: Submission deadline: June 10th. All artwork is curated by NEO Society and the gallery curator, Haifa Bint-Kadi.
What is NEO Society? A group of creative teens from every high school in Yonkers, that meets every Friday in the Riverfront Library gallery from 3:30 to 5 pm, to create art, talk, have fun and to be in a safe, non-judgemental art space that supports creatives. Please join us!


June 27 – July 22: Teen Artist Showcase

A multi-media showcase of the best of teen artists featuring live performances.

Stay tuned for the August photography show, “A Different Lens”

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 Riverfront Yonkers Public Library in downtown Yonkers has long been the cultural center for the arts in Yonkers. 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.

**Tag us using #RiverfrontArtG in any of your photo uploads and comments
pertaining to past and future exhibitions.