The Alexander Smith Carpet Mills is home a critical mass of Yonkers most creative people- artists, wood workers, piano tuners, and other creative industrials. The YoHo Open Studios event, now in its 13th year, involves over 60 artists, artisans, musicians, creative new media specialists, designers and other creative manufacturers. opening their studio doors to showcase their work.
All studios are conveniently concentrated with easy parking and elevator access. Live music, presentations, demonstrations, and other basic amenities will be available for visitors to enjoy as they explore this creative community. Details and more information can be found on this event page and YOHO Artists Facebook page.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano joined the owners of the historic Alexander Smith Carpet Mills property and local artists to announce their proposal of the Carpet Mills Arts District (CMAD) in Yonkers.
For the first time owners representing over 1.5 million square feet of the historic Carpet Mills have partnered with the City of Yonkers to create an arts district. The first phase will involve the placement of approximately 45 banners, creative lighting, infrastructure improvements and other branding efforts around the perimeter of the property (Nepperhan Ave./Axminster St./ Saw Mill River Rd./ Lake Ave.) to delineate the Carpet Mills as a unique arts destination. A subsequent phase will involve certain zoning allowances to make the CMAD a regional destination for cultural tourism.