Carpet Mills Arts District 

The Worsted Building at 179 Saw Mill River Road is the future home to many more artists, dealers, and other creative industries. This extremely interesting building with a newly painted artistic exterior is sure to garner rave reviews and expand the up and coming CMAD district. Over 210,000 sq ft full of potential!

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 15th year, involves over 60 artists, artisans, musicians, creative new media specialists, designers and other creative manufacturers.  opening their studio doors to showcase their work. 

Featuring 15th Annual YoHo Open Studio

This is a brief description of the YOHO artists collective in Yonkers, NY. Each spring, they conduct a FREE Open Studio event that is one of the largest in the New York metropolitan area. Yonkers Arts Weekend has included YOHO in their itinerary, showcasing the burgeoning arts scene exploding in Yonkers. For more info, go to:

Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Live Jazz

CMAD at YAW Festival


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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.