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YoHo artists emerge from the ashes with studio tour

Catherine Latson at work in her YoHo studio. Photo by Bob Rozycki

In late January a fire in the former Alexander Smith Carpet Mills building in Yonkers cast doubt over the Carpet Mills Arts District’s future.

The blaze destroyed a dozen small businesses and two artist studios but was contained to a building adjacent to YoHo Artist Studios. The complex featuring more than 50 artists was, however, brought to a standstill.

Since then, the artists have banded together to ensure the safe and speedy recovery of their community and now announce that the 14th annual Open Studio tour will proceed.

The event, set for May 6 and 7, will run from noon to 5 p.m. each day and offer visitors the chance to tour the YoHo Artist Studios and see how the art is created. Throughout the days, a program of live music, children’s projects and food vendors will be offered. The studios are at 540-578 Nepperhan Ave.

For more, visit yohoartists.org.

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