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.
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.
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: Art Partnership Students
Babylon Village Art Council's featured June artist for the Rotational Art Program are the Art Partnership students: Paula Romero & Drew Anne O'Connor.
Paula Romero is a junior at Babylon High School and currently taking art studio 4 honors. Next year, I plan on taking studio 5 AP. It has been an honor to be selected for Art by the Falls. I have participated in art programs like NYSATA portfolio through the HS art club, 2013-2017. I’ve also participated in the NYSATA Olympics of the Visual Arts, 2016 & 2017, an art competition up in Saratoga Springs. I’ve had my art work presented at the Babylon Arts Festival sponsored by Theresa Santmann, 2013-2016 and have won honorable mention awards 3 times. Other shows that I have displayed my artwork in are Apples and Arts, 2012-2016; the NYSATA portfolio show, 2013-2016; the Suffolk Community College art show for HS students 2016; and the SCALA All County show, 2017. I am currently the president of the Babylon chapter of the National Art Honor Society, where Mrs. Schweider, our advisor, keeps us busy with projects like the Memory Portrait, in which we do portraits of orphans from different places around the world.
Drew Anne O'Connor is a senior at Babylon Jr/Sr High School. I've been involved in the arts ever since I started school at BHS in 7th grade. I've participated in NYSATA portfolio review, NYSATA Olympics of the Arts, BHS art club, and many other art related activities. I have also been part of our school's set crew for 3 years and have been the paint manager for 2 years. My artwork has been displayed in numerous art shows including the NYSATA portfolio art show 2016, the Apples and Arts show at the Conklin house 2016, Suffolk Community College art show for HS students 2016, and the SCALA All county art show 2017. In the fall, I will continue to explore the arts at Molloy College and am very thankful for the Babylon Village Art Council for giving me this opportunity to display my work at Art by the Falls.
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