Aims To Enhance Arts In New Rochelle

The New Rochelle Arts Collaborative, an umbrella organization comprised of several local groups and advocates, has produced a “Cultural Plan” that aims to enhance the arts in our community. At our November meeting, the City Council received a presentation on the Plan’s contents.

Read the Cultural Plan.

In addition to detailing New Rochelle’s already-extensive cultural assets and highlighting the contributions of the arts to our local economy and quality of life, the Plan makes a variety of recommendations related to artists’ housing, public art, and the creation of an arts center. The plan also includes survey data and financing proposals.

Several of the Plan’s recommendations relate primarily to private action. Other recommendations are dependent upon public support and must now be considered carefully by the Council. I am grateful to the Arts Collaborative for their effort to assemble information and thoughtfully frame choices on this important priority.