Westchester Community College Center for the Arts presents a substantial exhibition program at its on-site exhibition space, the Westchester Gallery. The exhibition program showcases regional artists and hosts yearly student and faculty exhibitions. The gallery program presents, on average, six exhibitions and/or special events a year. Each exhibition is celebrated with a reception open to the public. Many gallery exhibitions are accompanied by related events such as lectures, artist talks, or workshops, all of which are free of charge and open to the public.
The exhibitions program explores contemporary art practices and fosters dialogue between faculty, students, and the community. Gallery exhibitions play a complementary role to the instruction provided in the classroom and studio. By presenting contemporary artworks, the exhibition programming at the Center is intended to inspire and encourage discussion of materials, concepts, and techniques employed in contemporary art production.
Each year, students at Westchester Community College Center for the Arts have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the professional setting of the Westchester Gallery. Two student shows each year present nearly two thousand pieces of art and are celebrated with a formal opening reception. These exhibitions give students the valuable experience of preparing work for a professional exhibition as well as showcasing their talents and achievements each year.