World Art Day is celebrated every year on April 15. Established by UNESCO, World Art Day is a reminder that art can unite and connect us, even in difficult times. Art can bring people together, inspire and heal people around the world.
The best way to celebrate World Art Day is to enjoy art! At the Yonkers Public Library, there are plenty of ways to check out some amazing art not just on World Art Day, but every day.
Explore our collection of books about the history of art, memoirs of individuals in the art world, and how to create art of your own.
You can use your Yonkers Public Library card to take advantage of our Museum Pass Program. Reserve a museum pass online and pick it up at your local branch so you can visit dozens of museums in the Hudson Valley and New York City for free. Each museum pass offers different perks and admits a different number of guests, so be sure to check the details when you reserve your pass online.
You can also see art close to home in the beautiful art gallery at the Riverfront Library!
The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. We also strive to promote the work of local artists. 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 current show is Breathe in the Sky, a solo show featuring the photographs of Hasna Muhammad, the daughter of renowned artists and civil rights activists, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. Hasna Muhammad’s work spans many years and captures personal and public memories, moments, and events. Breathe in the Sky will be on display at the Riverfront Art Gallery until May 25.
If you or someone you know is an artist, there is a call for works for the next art show - Love is the Only Norm. You can find out more about the exhibit and submission requirements here.
Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.