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Fine Arts

The vision of the White Plains Fine Arts Program is to engage, nurture, and inspire students by developing their expressive abilities, technical skills, and understanding of the sociocultural relevance of the arts.


Gary West
Director of Fine Arts, K-12




Phone: 914.422.2016
Office Location: White Plains High School

Current Student Artwork


Welcome and thank you for visiting the Fine Arts homepage for the White Plains City School District.  Here you will find information about the Music and Art departments.  We believe Fine Arts Education is essential to the development of all students and we offer instruction in Music and Art for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  We also have many opportunities for students to participate in dance and theater related activities.  Use the links to navigate through the Fine Arts website, and thank you for visiting our homepage!   


Current News


Congratulations to WPHS Senior Cianna Smith.  Cianna won two Gold Key Art awards for Drawing and Illustration at the Region-at-Large stage, back at the end of January.  Her entries have advanced all the way to the most prestigious level of National and she has now won a National Scholastic Silver Art Key Award!  Over 100,000 students submit entries and only the top 1% win National Key Awards.  Below are two example of her work that helped her earn this distinction.





White Plains High School Art Gallery

Rochambeau Artists of the Week

wPHS Art Instagram


Fine Arts Overview Videos

Click the links below to access video of Gary West describing the basic art and music offerings at White Plains High School and Highlands Middle School

White Plains High School Highlands Middle School