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, Allis Van Rossem (grade 10) and Julia Drake (grade 12) 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 will exhibit their work at the 12th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 18, 2019 in Argyle Park which will provide interaction with the public. Their work will be displayed at Sterling National Bank as part of the Rotational Art Program. during the month of June.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: Jennifer Avallone
Babylon Village Arts Council is proud to present Jennifer Avallone as March's Rotational Artist at Sterling Bank located at 180 West Main Street.
YES it's Paper! I love what I do! Paper art has been my outlet for art and creativity. Between chatting with online customers and meeting people at artisan and craft fairs, the encouragement has been unbelievable. After seeing this art several years ago, I fell in love with it.
Searching the internet for tips and tricks, I taught myself the art of quilling and have had a successful and memorable time since starting my business in 2012.
In 2016 I decided to extend past online and craft fairs and ad shops to my business. I am now featured in 9 specility shops all over Long Island and New England and more than 15 Hallmark locations (soon to be expanding to other markets).
Quilling; or paper filigree, is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Half of my designs are custom (based on customer requests), while the other half is my own imagination.
Location: Sterling National Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2019 Calendar
BABYLON VILLAGE ARTS COUNCIL
March 5 - Art Talks: Beyond Diego Rivera Conklin House at 280 Deer Park Ave 7-8
March 7 - Poetry at Jack Jack’s Coffee House at 223 Deer Park Ave. Babylon 7:30
Poet:Kate Boning Dickson
March 17 - Sunday Classical Music at Babylon Library at 24 S. Carll Avenue 2:00 Free
April 4 - Poetry at Jack Jack’s Coffee House at 223 Deer Park Ave Babylon 7:30 Poet:Dennis Gray
April 27 - Opera Night at Christ Episcopal Church at 12 Prospect Street Babylon 8:00 $20 donation
April 28 - Sunday Classical Music at Babylon Library at 24 S. Carll Avenue 2:00 Free John Muratore
April 30 - Art Talks: American Impressionism at Conklin House 280 Deer Park Ave. 7-8 Free
May 2 - Poetry at Jack Jack’s Coffee House at 223 Deer Park Ave Babylon 7:30 Poet:Nancy Keating
May 14 - Art Talks for Kids: American Impressionism at Conklin House 280 Deer Park Ave. 7-8:30
May 18 - Art by the Falls: 12 Annual Outdoor Art Show Local Artists 10-4:30 Argyle Park
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