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 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: Kathy Cunningham
Babylon Village Art Council's featured October artist for the Rotational Art Program features Kathy Cunningham held at Astoria Bank located at 180 West Main Street, Babylon Village. Kathy Cunningham is an artist/art educator who has lived in West Islip for 30 years. She retired from teaching art for 31 years in the North Merrick Public Schools. She also taught art at Taipei American School, Taiwan.
She has been published numerous times in School Arts and Arts & Activities magazines and was a member of the American Press Association. She has taught teacher workshops, and has had several workshops at the West Islip Public Library and other Suffolk County libraries. Besides showing at Art by the Falls in Babylon Village, she also has exhibited at the Nathaniel Conklin House; the Carriage House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum; the Southampton Cultural Art Center; the Huntington Arts Center; Emma Clark Library, Setauket; and the East Islip Arts Council. She has had several one-person shows at the West Islip Library. She is a member of the Babylon Village Arts Council.
When not doing art work, she can be found running, at the library, or at the Bay Shore YMCA. Her artwork will be on display for the month of October.
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