Yonkers, New York: April 20, 2019 – For a second year, The CMAD Festival will bring notable and emerging artists, family fun, music, food, drink, and more to the sixth annual Yonkers Arts Weekend for a fun-filled weekend May 18th – 19th 2019. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to shop the work of over 60 artists from Yoho Open Studios who work with an array of mediums from jewelry, fiber, glass, and ceramics, to filmmaking, photography, watercolor, mixed media and tattooing. This will mark the 16th year for the Yoho Open Studio.
This free event offers attendees the opportunity to explore hundreds of pieces of artwork created by artists local to the Yonkers art scene, interact with art and artists, immerse themselves in music and dance, participate in family-friendly activities, workshops, experience a wide selection of quality food and beverages and encounter all that the city of Yonkers has to offer. As part of the Yonkers Arts Weekend, (YAW), the City of Yonkers will provide a free shuttle bus from Metro North Yonkers RR Station and free parking at YoHo Open Studios, parking lot off Lake Avenue between Nepperhan Avenue and Saw Mill River Road and across on Nepperhan Avenue.
“We’re excited to continue to grow the CMAD Festival as a destination for family fun and for visitors to participate in cultural and art-based activities including musical performances”, said Anthony Bailey, CEO of DMG Partners & Associates. “We’re presenting the work of over 60 artists this year, between their amazing work, the live music, hands-on activities and delicious food and drink, we know this will be a fantastic weekend for everyone.” He added, “We’re developing a communal gathering space for shared experiences, connections, conversations and a celebration of Yonkers. Our mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating artistic and culturally rich environment through exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for everyone.” T
he CMAD Festival, produced by DMG Partners & Associates in conjunction with Yonkers Arts and CMAD Owners Coalition, takes the art-centric base and culturally diverse City of Yonkers and incorporates elements of visual art, theatrical art, music and more to serve as the city’s flagship cultural festival by functioning as a catalyst for the arts, creativity, engagement and community building. The festival is quickly evolving into a cultural and family friendly scene for creative expression and demonstrates how art can unite communities.