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.
On July 6th, featured poet for BVAC's Spoken Word Series is Long Island poet Barbara Ann Branca who will be reciting her poems at Jack Jack's Coffee House located at 223 Deer Park Ave. from 7:30-9:30 pm.
Brooklyn-born Barbara Ann has read original works on National Public Radio and featured at Cornelia Street Café, Bowery Poetry Club, Greenwich Village Bistro and on Long Island at libraries, cafes, the Huntington Poetry Barn, and Walt Whitman Birthplace where she took first place in LI Poetry Collective’s Super Poem Sunday 2010. Her work appears in Polarity eMagazine, Paumanok II (LI anthology), Grabbing the Apple (anthology), and the 25th Anniversary edition of Long Island Quarterly. As a science author and jazz singer, her poetry is creative nonfiction based on lifelong passions for music, heritage, and the environment. Open mic forum so bring a poem or two, enjoy the coffee and sweet on a summer evening with friends.
Smartphone Photography Competition
Sponsored by the Babylon Village Arts Council with the generous support of the Astoria Bank
Open to students in grades 9-12 in Babylon Village Schools or living in Babylon Village
Subject: Aspects of Babylon Village Life
Submission requirements: digital file in JPEG format, selfie with date and place as proof of authorship. Send entries to BVAC at email@example.com or BVAC PO Box 141, Babylon
Winning entries will be exhibited at the Astoria Bank and Babylon Village Library.
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: Meredith McClasin
Babylon Village Art Council's featured August artist for the Rotational Art Program features Meredith McClasin.
Art is something that makes me feel good, it is my happy place, it is what I do to escape the stresses of work and life. I have always found creativity to be an outlet since a young age. Landscape/nature photography are my favorite themes to photograph. Beaches, trees, bodies of water, bridges, architecture, you name it I love to photograph it. I would not call myself a professional by any means, I am someone with a good eye, a passion and a love for the simple joys of capturing a moment in time through a single snap of a camera. I am a full time fundraising director and have worked in the non-profit charity sector for most of my professional career. My other passions include travel, painting, crafting, DIY projects, golf, tennis, baking and entertaining! I currently live in Babylon Village and I am an active member of several other charities and arts groups.
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