IMPORTANT NOTICE: AS OF MARCH 14, 2020, THE TOWN OF ISLIP HAS DIRECTED THE ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL TO CANCEL ALL EVENTS, CLASSES, TOURS AND PUBLIC ADMITTANCE TO THE ISLIP ART MUSEUM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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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.

Our completely volunteer staff is working behind the scenes to bring cultural events to the public through online venues.




HIGHLIGHTS:

CONCERT SERIES on demand

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ONLINE YOGA CLASSES

with Angela Strynkowski
CLICK HERE

new classes coming in 2021




In Memory of Lillian Barbash

Long Island's 'First Lady of the Arts.'
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See the 2020 TEENY AWARDS

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Please Take a Moment to support all the good works of the Arts Council

Use the link below to donate - and thank you!
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you can also shop AT AMAZON and DONATE TO THE ARTS COUNCIL

You may donate at no extra cost to you when you shop at Amazon Smile. Click on the link below to shop and select Islip Arts Council as your charity of choice - it's that simple!

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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 was 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 enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about the arts. Volunteers will collaborate with staff at historic Brookwood Hall. They will enjoy the opportunity to represent the Council at concerts and fairs, and also assist with many important programs.

» EVENT PHOTOS

CLICK HERE » Concert in the Park Archives

CLICK HERE » Teeny Awards Archives
CLICK HERE » The 2020 Teenys on our YouTube Channel - IslipArts Live!

» 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 » To enjoy all Summer 2020 concerts on our YouTube Channel - IslipArts Live!


» earn a free class!

Islip Arts Council volunteers can accumulate hours to earn a complimentary class at the School of Cultural Arts. Individuals can strive to culturally enrich both the community and their personal artistic experience. Please call 631-224-5420 to express interest.

» 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 and classes usually take place at Brookwood Hall. With the rise of Covid, the School of Cultural Arts is working ti offer online courses. Members of the Islip Arts Council and Islip Art Museum are entitled to a 10% discount on classes.

BE A PART OF OUR ONLINE SCHOOL OF CULTURAL ARTS Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you have a unique creative skill you always wanted to share with others?

Calling all visual and performing artists!
The Islip Arts Council is looking for talented artists-teachers to be part of our School of Cultural Arts online courses. Please email a proposal for your class and or workshop to us CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.

CLICK HERE to see class offerings

» Art Exhibitions

The Council maintains an exhibition schedule that includes the Islip Art Museum and Islip Town Hall.

CLICK HERE » Islip Art Museum
CLICK HERE » Art in the Hall
CLICK HERE » CALLS FOR ENTRY
CLICK HERE » Registry of Artists

Programs & Events

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 and interests.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON ARTS COUNCIL PROGRAMS & EVENTS.

CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL OF CULTURAL ARTS CLASSES.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ART IN THE HALL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TEENY AWARDS REIMAGINED 2020.

Annual Free Philharmonic Concert in the Park

For over 40 years, the Islip Arts Council has been bringing this concert to Hecksher Park every July.

Winter Concert Series

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

Summer Concert Series

Enjoy free concerts in various locations throughout the Town of Islip in July and August.

Free Concert Series in Bay Shore

Join us for Brown Bag Lunch Concerts at the Bay Shore Band Shell in Dr. King Park on Tuesdays at 12:30pm in July and August.

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.

Islip Art Museum

The Museum proudly brings important exhibitions to our area.

Open Call at the Museum

Islip Art Museum hosts an Annual Open Call with a new theme each year.

School of Cultural Arts

Now offering classes online. Members of the Islip Arts Council and Islip Art Museum receive discounted rates. Call 224-5420

The Teeny Awards

Islip Arts Council's version of the Tony Awards for the Township's high school theatre students.

The Teeny Awards

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

School of Cultural Arts

Now offering classes online. Members of the Islip Arts Council and Islip Art Museum receive discounted rates. Call 224-5420



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.





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Museum



IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of March 14, 2020 the Town of Islip has directed the Islip Arts Council to cancel all events, classes, tours and public admittance to the Islip Art Museum until further notice.

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.''

The Museum presents a number of exhibitions each year in the galleries of the historic 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.

Museum Hours: The Museum is currently closed due to Covid.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ISLIP ART MUSEUM WEBSITE.

CLICK HERE FOR OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST.







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
Secretary, Islip Arts Council

"It is imperative that we keep the arts at the forefront of our children’s education and make it an integral part of our community."

Waldo Cabrera
Vice President, 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
President, Islip Arts Council

HOURS
Islip Arts Council

Currently Closed due to Covid Pandemic



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.