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. Three Babylon High School students, Maggie Higgins, Chandler McMillan and Jillian Gaare 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 9th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 21,2016 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: Jim Sabiston
An award-winning freelance photographer based on Long Island. His photography has received awards from the esteemed National Geographic Explorer magazine, multiple awards from the Adirondack Mountain Club and most recently the Islip Arts Council and Westhampton Beach Chamber of Commerce as Outstanding New Artist.
An extremely motivated, independent and highly focused self-taught artist, Jim Sabiston began his career in the visual arts as a painter, specializing in watercolors, fantasy illustration and custom vans and motorcycles in the ‘70s. With the advent of the digital camera, he left all other art forms behind and committed himself to the art of photography.
Jim is a published author (SAIL and Nature Photographer magazines, and two books, Moments in Light and co-authored The Insightful Landscape) and adventurer (backcountry traveler, winter mountaineer and former race-car driver) as well as a photographer. His work does not lend itself to easy categorization, spanning subjects as diverse as the classic landscapes of the Grand Canyon, remote mountains and deep forests to the hard edged modern concrete architecture and spaces of New York City to perceptive abstracts. With a style rooted in a zen-influenced photographic realism, his vision can please with a simple curve of line or cut with the sharp eye of the social observer.
Unique and distinctively creative, his photography seeks to reveal the true nature and spirit of the world around us.
Location: Astoria Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2016 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