SundayArts, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture showcase for the tri-state area, will be relaunched as a primetime series-now with multiple digital platforms-called NYC-ARTS, airing Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, beginning February 2, 2012.
Encore presentations will follow on Sundays in SundayArts' former timeslot of 12 noon on THIRTEEN; Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on WLIW; and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on NJTV. New episodes will also be available on NYC-ARTS.org every Thursday at 8:30 pm.
About the program: Since it premiered in 2008, SundayArts has provided arts lovers in the tri-state area with an all-access pass to the New York City area's myriad cultural offerings: from music and dance concerts, to the theater, museums and galleries-from the classic to the contemporary.
New York Emmy winners Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn will continue to co-host the revamped series. The program will now originate from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center.
The popular Feature/Profiles and Curator's Choice segments seen each week on SundayArts will continue on NYC-ARTS, along with the events around town reported by News Correspondent Christina Ha.
The NYC-ARTS digital platforms were developed by the Alliance for the Arts. This partnership between NYC-ARTS and WNET began in March 2011, when the SundayArts site began including the NYC ARTS Top Five events each week on its blog, and continued in the summer when the new ThirteenArts mobile app launched with event listings provided by NYC-ARTS.org. NYC-ARTS digital is now under the management of WNET.
"We're tremendously excited about the opportunity to relaunch SundayArts as NYC-ARTS," said Executive Producer David Horn. "Our commitment to bring viewers the best in the world of arts and culture from the tri-state area is stronger than ever, and with the move to primetime, the newly expanded Web site, we're able to connect more New Yorkers to the arts in more ways while broadening our reach in the community."
With this relaunch, NYC-ARTS will be the single most comprehensive resource about the arts in New York City. NYC-ARTS.org and its mobile apps include thousands of New York City arts and cultural organizations and their events, programs and services. NYCkidsARTS.org provides parents and teachers with the resources they need to connect kids with the arts. NYC-ARTS is also a daily communicator of arts news and discourse via its weekly emails and robust social media presence.