Sunday was Free Arts Day in Westchester and 30 area art centers, museums and historical sites opened their doors to the public and offered free programs.
At ArtsWestchester in White Plains, Marylou Gladstone of Tarrytown taught a felting workshop as shoppers browsed the work of local artists offering holiday gift ideas.
In Port Chester, the Clay Art Center encouraged people to come in and make a ceramic bowl. By 11 a.m., nearly two dozen budding potters were hard at work shaping bowls out of hunks of moist brown clay.
Saxophonist Leo Johnson of Teaneck, NJ serenaded visitors to the Katonah Museum of Art as they took in the exhibit New York, New York! Historic Hudson Valley sites were open to the public free of charge as well.