Everyone Loves a Pop-Up


Back in the day, the term “pop-up” usually referred to the ubiquitous Pillsbury doughboy. In today’s world, it has taken on new meaning. Many a pop-up gallery has come and gone in empty storefronts around the city. Enter the New Rochelle Arts Council taking the concept to a whole new level by introducing artist-made Pop-Up Libraries.

Taking their creative concept, they applied for funding to ArtsWestchester in collaboration with My Brothers Keeper. The neat thing about this project is that each pop-up library is designed by an artist, filled with books and installed in a public place. Users are expected to take a book and replace it with another book, perhaps one they read and loved. The Pop-Up Library kiosks are located at Flowers Park, Hudson Park, Huguenot Park, Lincoln Park and Paws Place dog park at Ward Acres Park. Kudos to Theresa Kump Leghorn and the New Rochelle Arts Council for finding new ways to feature artists in the public space.