The Artsmith Year in Review

It's August, summer sales are in full swing, and temperatures here in the Bronx have been hovering in the 70s and 80s. What does that mean? The start of a new school year is just around the corner. If you're anything like our students you want to slow things down a bit so let's rewind and take a look back at the last year ... More

Artsmith Receives Grant from Citizens Committee for New York City

Artsmith is proud to announce that we have received our first ever grant. The grant comes from Citizens Committee for New York City. It will be used to implement a photography program for middle and high school students in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. Citizens Committee for New York City is an organization that ... More

“Mad Artist”: the Painting Life of Albert Wasserman

By Tessa Smith Albert Wasserman grew up on Nelson Avenue in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. In his early teens, Wasserman showed natural talent and serious interest in painting. He continued to expand his ability with practice, which included churning out many sketches and paintings of New York City’s oldest ... More

1st Annual T-Shirt Design Contest Judges

Lisa Sorin - Executive Director, Westchester Square BID Lisa Sorin is the Executive Director of Westchester Square Business Improvement District. As BID Director, she is responsible for the economic & community development, program planning, fundraising, and fiscal management of the district. Lisa is working to bring ... More

Board Opportunity – Secretary

We are looking for the right person to join our leadership team and become our next Board Secretary. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, has great time management skills, and is a self-starter and team player. The person who holds this position works closely with the Board President and is a member of the ... More

Volunteer Opportunity – Paint & Sip Artists/Assistants

Are you a good artist? Do you like to teach others to paint? Would you like to help us raise money to pursue its mission? We are building a team of artists to facilitate our fundraising events. Palettes and Palates is our fundraising series of 2-2.5 hour events during which attendees receive step-by-step instruction on ... More

Volunteer Opportunity – Blogger

Are you a great writer? Do you want to help raise awareness for Artsmith? We are building a team of volunteer bloggers to write content for our newsletter and website to build traffic and increase engagement. Relevant post topics would include art, arts education/ non-profit arts education space, the Bronx arts scene, ... More

Artsmith Founder Nominated for Neighborhood Impact Award

Tricia Smith, President and Founder of Artsmith, was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year - Neighborhood Impact Award. The Volunteer of the Year Awards are administered by the Bronx Volunteer Coalition to celebrate Bronx residents who volunteer their time to help make the borough a better place. According to the BxVC, ... More

The Art of Music

Music has unlimited potential. Often considered the universal language, it has the capacity to form connections between people, change lives, and create emotion seemingly out of nowhere. The only thing that could hope to rival the overwhelming might of music is visual art. More

Losing the NEA? How President Trump’s Budget Could Affect Arts Programs in Your Community

Two months into his presidency, Donald Trump has released "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again." The 2018 fiscal year budget plan sent shockwaves through arts and culture circles because the proposal calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) More