Who is behind this project?

Shannon McDonough founded The Smokestack in 2022 as a way to create much needed artmaking and social activities for adults 18+ in Westchester County, NY.

A lifelong artistic dabbler, Shannon has worked on studio, fiber, and literary arts projects, and is currently prioritizing printmaking.

Most recently, Shannon was Deputy Executive Director at Lifetime Arts, Inc., the national leader in arts education for older adults. Previously, Shannon led digital content curation at Harvard Business Publishing, and digital strategy and support at the JFK Library Foundation and Harvard Law School. Shannon has also done internal/external communications for global brands such as DDB Worldwide and Condé Nast.

She holds a MLIS in library and information science from Simmons University, and a BA in English Literature from Stonehill College.

Why “The Smokestack”?

Let’s pump out art and ideas into the world and improve the air quality with our creativity.


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