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.
Featured Poet: Cynthia Shor
On June 7th, Babylon Village Arts Council will present its Poetry Series with featured poet Cynthia Shor at Jack Jack's Coffee House located at 231 Deer Park Ave.
This Poetry Series is free an open to the public. Bring a friend, enjoy a cup of coffee and listen to some wonderful poetry . The readings will begin at 7:30 pm. Open mike format. For further information contact Tom Stock at 631-578-9220.
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 16 session after school program, the participants will create and perform a piece for an audience on March 8th in the Babylon grade school. This program is made possible in part through BVAC.
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 Anna Schipf and Jacob Von Eeuhaut 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 11th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 19, 2018 in Argyle Park which provided interaction with the public. Their work will be displayed at Sterling National 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: Art Partnership Program Students
Babylon Village Arts Council is proud to present its Art Partnership Program students Ana Schipf and Jacob VanEekhout as June's Rotational Artist at Sterling Bank located at 180 West Main Street. This unique program enables the aspiring artists to work within a budget and timeline, submit receipts to BVAC board, and present their work to BVAC board. The students interact with the public at Art by the Falls scheduled for July 7, where they are engaged in explaining their work and hopefully selling their artwork. This program is made possible through BVAC membership and was under the direction of Carole Schneider, art teacher at Babylon High School.
Location: Sterling National Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2018 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