“ArtsFest” returns to New Rochelle and Pelham Friday, October 19 and continuing all weekend, with a full calendar of art events and activities. Highlights include behind-the-scenes tours of working artists’ studios, dance lessons at New Beginnings Performing Arts Studio, art exhibits at the Rotunda Gallery, College of New Rochelle, Iona College and the New Rochelle Public Library, interactive activities at the Pelham Arts Center all weekend, and much more, including a free trolley providing transportation between four major points both days. Organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, ArtsFest highlights the variety of arts and arts venues in New Rochelle and Pelham, with art exhibits, programs and family-friendly activities at more than two dozen venues that give both visitors and residents alike a window into the city’s rich cultural and artistic diversity. The celebration will include live music, great food, exciting performances, and eclectic shopping. For schedule and locations: newrochellearts.org.