In May 2014, HVCCA was honored by Arts Westchester for making a seminal contribution to the community by supporting local artists, as well as by bringing a broader audience to the region. A month later, HVCCA received a Proclamation from Peekskill for playing the central role in the revitalization of this area. As a result, this waterfront town is now thriving, and many more students are succeeding and advancing to college. Today, it has become one of the most important outdoor sculpture sites in New York. Additionally, many new artists have relocated to the area, and the number of studios now exceeds 200.