discover the arts with us!

The Long Island Tourism and Convention Commission has cited the outstanding programs that the Islip Arts Council brings to the community as being ''most beneficial to the quality of life of all residents in the Town of Islip and surrounding communities.''

Although we primarily serve Brightwaters, Islandia, Ocean Beach, Saltaire, Bay Shore, Bayport, Baywood, Bohemia, Brentwood, Central Islip, East Islip, Great River, Islip, Islip Terrace, North Bay Shore, North Great River, Oakdale, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, West Bay Shore, West Islip, West Sayville, Holbrook, Holtsville and Hauppauge, our programs and events are open to all Long Islanders.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The Islip Art Museum's current exhibition ''DUALITY: Glimpses of the Other Side'' has been extended until October 15. Hours of exhibition are Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4 pm, closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please call Islip Arts Council at 631-224-5420 for information.



COMING SOON:

School of cultural arts classes

Sign Up Now!
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Free Summer Concert Series

Throughout July & August
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Hidden History of Islip Tours are Back

Tours Begin September 10
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Islip Arts Day: Antiques & Art Fair at Brookwood Hall

October 14
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» About The Islip Arts Council

The Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. We present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse population. Our goal is to facilitate these programs in response to the needs of the Long Island community.

The Islip Arts Council was created in 1974 as an advisory body to the Town Board on cultural matters. In 1976, Lillian Barbash was named chairperson and the Islip Arts Council was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization. Mrs. Barbash is also the woman who first brought the NY Philharmonic to Heckscher State Park more than thirty-five years ago.

CLICK HERE to become a member of the Islip Arts Council.



» VOLUNTEER

The Islip Arts Council welcomes enthusiatic individuals who are passionate about the arts. Volunteers will collaborate with staff at historic Brookwood Hal. They will enjoy the opportunity to represent the Council at concerts and fairs, and also assist with many important programs.

Earn a Free Class. Accumulated volunteer hours earn a complimentary class at the School of Cultural Arts. Please call 631-224-5420 to express your interest.

» EVENT PHOTOS

CLICK HERE » 40th Anniversary Gala
CLICK HERE » 40th Gala Journal
CLICK HERE » 2017 Annual Free Philharmonic Concert in the Park

CLICK HERE » The 2017 Teeny Awards



» free concert series

Islip Arts Council presents over 25 free concerts annually that feature professional musicians and local favorites of the highest caliber. The venues include Bayard Cutting Arboretum, the Bay Shore Band Shell, and Brookwood Hall.

CLICK HERE for the Summer Concert Schedule



» community events

Islip Arts Council co-sponsors important community events throughout the year and lends support to many others.

CLICK HERE for the Listing

» School of Cultural Arts

The Islip Arts Council through its School of Cultural Arts offers fine art, music, yoga and meditation classes for adults and children. All classes are taught by professionals in their fields. Classes take place at Brookwood Hall in the Museum School Classroom. Members of the Islip Arts Council and Islip Art Museum are entitled to a 10% discount on classes.

CLICK HERE to see class offerings

» Art Exhibitions

The Council maintains a busy exhibition schedule outside of the Islip Art Museum. This includes a year-round, multi-artist project, Art In The Hall at Islip Town Hall. The Local Color Photography Show takes place in the Spring at Seatuck’s beautiful Scully Estate.

CLICK HERE » Exhibitions Currently on View
CLICK HERE » Show Entry Forms
CLICK HERE » Registry of Artists
CLICK HERE » Artists News

Programs

From art exhibitions and historic house tours, to cultural arts classes of all kinds and a free concert series, Islip Arts Council offers programs designed to be enjoyed by patrons of all ages.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON ARTS COUNCIL PROGRAMS.

CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL OF CULTURAL ARTS CLASSES.

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT ART IN THE HALL EXHIBITION.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORMS FOR ART EXHIBITIONS.

CLICK HERE FOR FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE.

Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest bursts onto the scene for a weekend in the fall at Historic Brookwood Hall. Presented by Islip Arts Council. Program TBA.

Winter Concert Series

2018 Season

Performances take place at the Upper Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, in February and March, TBA.

Summer Concert Series

July & August 2017

Enjoy free concerts in various locations throughout the Town of Islip. See Concert Schedule link above.

Free Concert Series in Bay Shore

July & August 2017

Join us for Brown Bag Lunch Concerts at the Bay Shore Band Shell in Dr. King Park on Tuesdays at 12:30pm. See Concert Schedule link above.

Art in the Hall

Changing exhibitions are on view on the second floor rotunda of Islip Town Hall, 655 Main Street. Open to the public M-F 9-5.

art in the hall

Different artists exhibit throughout the year on the second floor rotunda of Islip Town Hall, 655 Main Street. Open to the public M-F 9-5.

Local Color

A juried Fine Art Photography Show celebrating the beauty of nature on Long Island, hosted by Seatuck at the Historic Scully Estate, Islip. Call is open to all photographers. See Entry Forms link above.

The Annual Juried Art Show

Our seasonal Juried Exhibition is open to all artists. See Entry Forms link above.

School of Cultural Arts

Offering creative classes of all kinds for adults and children. Members of the Islip Arts Council and Islip Art Museum receive discounted rates. Call 224-5420 or 224-5402 to JOIN NOW!

The Teeny Awards

Islip Arts Council's version of the Tony Awards for the Township's high school theatre students. Now in its ninth year, this program honors outstanding student performers.

The Teeny Awards

This awards program recognizes the talented theatre students of Islip Township and encourages them to pursue their dreams and continue their education in the performing arts and theatre.

School of Cultural Arts

Registration for all classes: In Person, Mail-in, or Phone-In. You do not have to be a Town of Islip resident. JOIN NOW and receive discounted rates! Call 224-5420 or 224-5402 for information.

Events

The Teeny Awards, the Annual Free Philharmonic Concert in the Park, outdoor fairs – Islip Arts Council brings culture to the community in so many different ways.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON ARTS COUNCIL EVENTS.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON THE ANNUAL FREE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT IN THE PARK.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 TEENY AWARDS.

CLICK HERE FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS.


Carnival to Feria with Sol Y Sombra

Hispanic Heritage Day – October 1
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Islip Arts Day: Antiques & Art Fair at Brookwood Hall

October 14
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Annual Directors Dinner

November 9
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Festival of Trees

December 5
CLICK HERE for More




registry of artists

The Islip Arts Council's online Registry of Artists offers the professional art community a way to reach a wider audience, while providing the general public with access to explore a diverse group of emerging contemporary artists. Membership is open to artists at a nominal fee. Contact the Arts Council at 631 224-5420 for further information.


CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE REGISTRY OF ARTISTS.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT OUR REGISTRY ARTISTS.

CLICK HERE FOR ARTIST CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES.



join us - Become a Member Today!

The Islip Arts Council offers captivating programs for all ages and makes them available to all Long Islanders. Discover the Annual Free Philharmonic Concert in the Park, gallery exhibitions, arts-in-education programs, year-round free concert series, Jazz Fest, tours, workshops, fairs and classes at the School of Cultural Arts.

Become a member today and your 100% tax-deductible contribution will help the Islip Arts Council to continue the important work of bringing the arts to our beautiful South Shore home. It has never been more important to support the arts on Long Island than it is today. Won't you join us?



THE BENEFITS OF AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP:

• Special Members Only Discounted Pricing
• Discounts on purchases in the Museum Store (according to donor level)
• Discounts on lectures, workshops, teas, and luncheons
• Advance notice & invitations to openings, art exhibitions, workshops & historical exhibits

CLICK HERE TO BECOME AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER



THE BENEFITS OF A BUSINESS CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP:

• Recognition on IAC website, Facebook page, and our online newsletter
• Discounts on advertising in concert brochures (according to donor level)
• Company logo on Business Circle Webpage
• Advance notice & invitations to openings, art exhibitions, workshops & historical exhibits

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A BUSINESS CIRCLE MEMBER



YOU MAY ALSO SPONSOR A SPECIFIC EVENT:

CLICK HERE to Sponsor The Annual Free Philharmonic Concert in Hechsher Park
CLICK HERE to Sponsor The Annual Teeny Awards
CLICK HERE to Sponsor The Free Concert Series

Museum

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The Islip Art Museum's current exhibition ''DUALITY: Glimpses of the Other Side'' has been extended until October 15. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4 pm, closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please call Islip Arts Council at 631-224-5420 for information.

The Islip Art Museum is a division of the Town of Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and is managed by the Islip Arts Council. It is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island. The New York Times recently cited the Museum as the ''best facility of its kind outside Manhattan.'' It presents four exhibitions a year in the galleries of the Brookwood Hall Mansion, a landmark estate on Long Island's south shore. Exhibitions are organized to reflect issues and concerns in the current art world. Suggested Donation $5.




CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ISLIP ART MUSEUM WEBSITE.

CLICK HERE FOR OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST.

Open call Exhibition: Duality

June 24 - Oct. 15

Subway Studies

June 24 - Sept. 17




Contact Your Elected Officials

Tell your town supervisor and county legislator how important it is to you and your family that cultural programs continue in the Town of Islip. Let your state senator know how the arts have enhanced the quality of your own life in our town. Below is a contact list of all elected officials in IAC’s jurisdiction.


CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIALS CONTACT LIST.

"My vision is for Brookwood Hall to be the center for all the arts in Islip."

Lynda Moran
Executive Director of the Islip Arts Council

"From man’s earliest beginnings, the Arts have served to fulfill the aesthetic sense of men, women and children. The Islip Arts Council strives to fulfill its mission of bringing the Arts to the people of the Town of Islip, so that all citizens can experience the joy of expression and the sharing of the Human condition."

James D. Sutton
Past President of the Islip Arts Council

"As an art educator, I witness the  positive impact engaging in the arts can have on an individual. The IAC engages our community in the positive power of the arts. Art Matters."

Christine O'Malley
Vice President of the Islip Arts Council

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Islip Arts Council

Tuesday through Friday 10am - 4pm

Located at Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730

631-224-5420

www.isliparts.org

The Islip Arts Council cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy of all information on this website, nor the complete absence of errors and omissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability. All programs and events are subject to change.