Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center Logo

Basic Information

Address: 155 Fifth Avenue , Pelham , NY 10803
Phone Number: 914-738-2525
Fax Number: 914-738-2686

Action Shots

Pelham Art Center
Pelham Art Center
Pelham Art Center
Pelham Art Center

* Click each thumbnail for a larger version.

Additional Information

Focus: Arts Education

Pelham Art Center receives funding from New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; Westchester Arts Council , through county government; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Strypemonde Foundation; Nurse's Network; Alexander Rutsch Fund; Tracy Howell Fund; Town of Pelham; Legislative Grant from New York State Department of Education through State Senator Jeff Klein; Yellow Book USA, Inc.; Junior League of Pelham; Robin's Art+Giving; Members; and Annual Fund Donors

Director: Lisa Robb
Schools Served: All southern Westchester and surrounding communities
School District: Pelham
County: Westchester
Schedule: For classes 3 semesters spring (Feb - June), summer (June - Aug) & Fall/Winter (Oct - Feb), free weekend programs and exhibitions are year round
Ages: Children 9 months -18 yrs and adults
Capacity: 15 students enrolled per class
Membership/Pricing: Members receive a discount on classes. Membership levels: Senior/Educator $25, Individual $40, Family $60, Patron $125, Sponsor $250, Benefactor $500, Angel $1000

The Center owns and occupies a 5,000 square foot building with three studios and a large gallery


The Pelham Art Center 's mission is to provide the public with a place, the resources and the opportunity to see, study and experience the arts in a community setting. The organization is committed to the belief that public participation in and access to the arts on a free or affordable basis fosters community development and engagement, thus creating a strong foundation for southern Westchester and its surrounding areas.

In 1969, the Center was born as the Pelham Art Happening, a town-wide art and music festival developed by members of the Pelham Junior League and artists in the community. Since 1976, the Art Center has been located on the main street of Pelham, and since 1985 it has occupied its present location.

Program Highlights:

Classes and Workshops, Gallery Education Program, Events and Workshops, & Community Outreach

Support Services:

Scholarships available on a first come first serve need basis. Member discounts of 10% on classes


Classes and Workshops - Variety of media such as Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Stained Glass, Yoga, Collage, Cartooning, and Photography

Program Information:

Classes and Workshops: Over 130 affordable fee-based performing, literary, visual, wellness and folkloric art classes, workshops and camps are available at the Art Center for children 9 months -18 yrs and adults. Classes range from yoga, drawing, portrait painting and jewelry design to specialized one-time workshops. More than 1,500 children and adults attend classes annually. All abilities and skills levels are welcome. Scholarships and member discounts are available.

Gallery Education Program: Pelham Art Center 's gallery presents 6 art exhibitions each year. There is no fee to visit the gallery and it is open to the public. Our Gallery Education Program offers schools and private groups affordable docented tours and related art workshops. Groups have a choice of docented tour and "PAC Art Adventures" worksheets with an artist presentation and/or visual or literary art workshops with an artist instructor.

Events and Workshops: More than two dozen FREE weekend and evening art workshops, lectures, performances and special events available for adults and children focusing on diverse cultural traditions, art forms and celebrations. Workshops include Chinese New Year Celebration, Earth Day and Day of the Dead All Age Art Workshops.

Community Outreach

: PAC community outreach programs provide free, off-site visual, performing, wellness, culinary and literary art classes and workshops to more than 800 at-risk and developmentally disabled youth and families for local schools and organizations. Pelham Art Center offers the use of our facility free of charge to other community organizations, including the Nurses Network, Westchester Institute of Human Development and WJCS/Family Matters, which serve children who are at-risk or have special needs.

Slogan: Pelham Art Center is small but mighty