CMAD or the Carpet Mills Arts District is a special zoning Arts District encompassing a massive two block area of the former Alexander Smith Carpet Mills. The Mills, a Victorian era industrial complex, is comprised of over 30 buildings and millions of square feet. The complex is multi-functional featuring multiple businesses, including and most famous for YoHo Art Studios. CMAD is located in Yonkers, NY.

The CMAD Festival, produced by DMG Partners & Associates in conjunction with Yonkers Arts and CMAD Owners Coalition, takes the art-centric base and culturally diverse City of Yonkers and incorporates elements of visual art, theatrical art, music and more to serve as the city’s flagship cultural festival by functioning as a catalyst for the arts, creativity, engagement and community building. The festival is quickly evolving into a cultural and family friendly scene for creative expression and demonstrates how art can unite communities

the event

For a second year, The CMAD Festival will bring notable and emerging artists, family fun, music, food, drink, and more to the sixth annual Yonkers Arts Weekend for a fun-filled weekend May 18th – 19th 2019. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to shop the work of over 60 artists from Yoho Open Studios who work with an array of mediums from jewelry, fiber, glass, and ceramics, to filmmaking, photography, watercolor, mixed media and tattooing. This will mark the 16th year for the Yoho Open Studio.

Yonkers Arts Weekend is a celebration of the thriving and diverse arts community in the City of Yonkers. On Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, hundreds of local, regional and international artists, artisans, painters, fashion designers, photographers, sculptors, craftsmen, musicians, filmmakers, new media specialists, and other artists will converge on Yonkers to showcase their work at Yonkers Arts Weekend.



"Yonkers carpet mills transform into arts center." —

"Carpet Mills Arts District Promotes Arts In Yonkers. " — Yonkers Daily Voice