The Babylon Village Arts Council was formed in 2003 by a group of village residents who recognized the need to present various art experiences to the Babylon Village community. From that vision the Babylon Village Arts Council (BVAC) has become an integral part in the cultural lives of its residents.
The Babylon Village Arts Council, a 501c(3) organization, invites Long Island artists (all media) to exhibit their work at its Tenth Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit entitled "Art by the Falls" to be held on May 20, 2017. (Rain date: May 21, 2017) Exhibition time will be from 10:00-4:30, not including setup/breakdown time.
Location: Argyle Park
Artists must submit an application including up to three examples of their work in JPEG format on CD, a bio/statement, and a $25 participation fee, no later than April 20, 2017.
Participants will receive a free BVAC membership. The fee will be waived for existing BVAC members.
For application and further inquiries please contact Rose Norman at 631.669.1810 or download an application form below. If you have previously submitted examples of your work, then send application and fee only.
Winning entries will be exhibited at the Astoria Bank and Babylon Village Library.
Creative Dramatics Workshop
Babylon Village Arts Council is proud to announce its Creative Dramatics Workshop led by instructor Laura Albert. Educational process oriented drama program will teach 20-25 students grades 3-6 collaboration, improvisation, communication skills, creative movement and acting skills. Participants learn to work together, stretching their imaginations as well as their bodies. At the end of this 6 week free after school program, the participants will create and perform a piece for an audience on February 9 in the Babylon grade school. This program is made possible in part through the Around the Town grant of BACCA, funded by the National Endowments for the Arts, Arts Engagement in Communities' program.
The Babylon Village Arts Council is proud is announce an art partnership program with the Babylon High School Art Department to foster the love of art in the next generation. Two Babylon High School students, Paula Romero and Drew O'Connor will create works of arts with supplies provided by the Babylon Village Arts Council in the amount of $200 per student. Under the guidance of Cheryl Schweider, art teacher at Babylon High School, students will learn time management skills, budget constraints, and design options. To experience a real life art exhibit each participant exhibited their work at the 10th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 20, 2017 in Argyle Park which provided interaction with the public. Their work will be displayed at Astoria Bank as part of the Rotational Art Program. This program is funded through membership and donations. If interested in sponsoring this program for next year, consider becoming a member. Keeping the arts in the forefront benefits the community in positive ways and fosters a love for the arts for all ages.
On Friday, Nov. 13, The Babylon Public Library held a reception to thank the Bell family for their donation of a baby grand piano. The Friends of the Babylon Library and the Babylon Village Arts Council were also instrumental in the transportation and restoration of the piano.
This project is evidence of a partnership between three community groups to restore and transport a beautiful piano for the Babylon community.
I want to thank our members for their continued support and though your support this project was made possible for the Babylon community.
Rotational Art Program
features BVAC artist members for a month long exhibit
Featured Artists for the Month: Ned Butterfield
Babylon Village Art Council's featured April artist for the Rotational Art Program is Ned Butterfield. Ned Butterfield is a graduate of the Pratt Institute Fine Arts Program and has completed a long career as a freelance illustrator supplying artwork for the New York City advertising and editorial markets. Now working from his home is Islip, N.Y. Ned creates richly detailed watercolor seascapes and landscapes of Long Island’s south shore. His scenes feature beaches and lighthouses, canals and shipyards.
Location: Astoria Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2017 Calendar
Click on the link below to open the PDF version of the calendar.
Please join us in supporting art in your community by becoming a BVAC member.
Members receive advance electronic notice of all events and workshops.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month in Village Hall from 7-9 pm.
Membership card will be mailed.
Donations are welcomed and are tax deductible.
Babylon Village Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Community support enable BVAC to present cultural art programs throughout the year to the Long Island community. Programs are made possible in part through grants from Suffolk County, New York State Council of the Arts and through Nassau and Suffolk Counties in partnership with Huntington Arts Council, sponsorships, partnerships, donations and memberships.
Babylon Village Arts Council P.O. Box 141 Babylon Village, New York 11702 631.669.1810