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Art in the Park program aims to comingle the appreciation and understanding of the natural world with its expression through art; to engage visitors of all ages and to encourage conversation, education and appreciation of visual and performing arts.


Art in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation brings changing exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, murals and a variety of forms of artwork to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and soon to other Westchester County Parks.


General criteria and guidelines:

  • Exhibit affordable artwork; priced at $500 or below.

  • Seek and exhibit art that meshes with nature and environmental issues.

  • Give preference to local and regional artists.

  • Encourage student artists to participate.

  • Include performing artists.

Artists interested in exhibiting:  Contact Jeff Main - Curator (

  • Email Jeff Main, as above, with “Art-in-the-Park” in subject and include:

    • Representation of your artwork; brief bio; contact information.

  • US mail the same info above to Jeff Main, Curator, Art in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, PO Box 461, Cross River, NY 10518

  • Artwork or photographs must be framed or ready to hang

  • Specify sculpted work is indoor only or indoor/outdoor displayed

  • No submission fees​



Event Calendar – For information about future exhibits call Ward Pound Ridge Park Office at (914) 864-7317 or Westchester County website at


Art in the Park  Supporters:

Sigmund Cohn Family Foundation; Friends of Trailside Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation; Katonah Art Stroll; the Hudson Valley MOCA; Katonah Museum of Art; Westchester Parks Foundation and the Caramoor Center for the Arts;

Art in the Park  Advisory Group:

Tom & Lisa Cohn, Kitley S. Covill, Patti Ivry, Jeff Main, Pat Normandeau, Linda Press Wolfe

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