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Dec 8 / 7pm

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Dec 10-11

The Gallery

Author Saturdays

Register for Paint like a master paint and sip series

Register for all classes and workshops

see the 2022 teeny awards live! videos

presented by good Samaritan hospital

IAC Members Winter Exhibition

reception Dec 2 / 5-7pm
show open Nov 22-Jan 6

eihs chamber orchestra holiday concert

Dec 19 / 6:30pm

West islip Symphony orchestra Joyful Holidays concert

Dec 17 / 3pm

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It is with heavy heart that we bid farewell to Russell F. Moran, who died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on Friday, September 23, 2022, at the age of 76. Mr. Moran was a prolific writer, a Navy veteran, and lawyer.



For the past 45 years the Islip Arts Council has been a cultural beacon, offering a broad spectrum of arts experiences to the community.
Please consider donating to the Islip Arts Council. Your generous contribution will benefit future cultural arts programming for people of all ages.

You may donate any amount using the button below.


Looking for the perfect gift? It's a Gift Certificate to the IAC Gallery! Great for birthdays and any special occasion.

A Gift Certificate to the IAC Gallery allows the bearer to choose original paintings and archival prints from the current high quality art exhibition, take in-person fine arts classes, or choose an online Master Class. They may also select from our beautiful handcrafted artisan jewelry, artwear, books and gifts featured in the gift shop.

To purchase a Gift Certificate, see an associate at the Gallery or call 631 888-3525.

The Gallery is conveniently located at the Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, next to Dick's Sporting Goods.
Phone: 631 888-3525
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am–4pm, Closed Sunday and Monday

» About The Islip Arts Council

Islip Arts Council Gallery, Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY (Next to Dick's Sporting Goods) / 631-888-3525
/ Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm, Closed Sunday and Monday

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. Two years later, Lillian Barbash was named chairperson, and the Islip Arts Council was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization. Mrs. Barbash also brought the NY Philharmonic to Heckscher State Park more than forty years ago.

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


The Islip Arts Council welcomes enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about the arts. Volunteers will collaborate with staff at the IAC Gallery, represent the Council at concerts and fairs, and assist with important events.


CLICK HERE » See IAC in the News


CLICK HERE » Concert in the Park Archives
CLICK HERE » Teeny Awards Archives

» free concert series

Islip Arts Council hosts free concerts that feature professional musicians and local favorites of the highest caliber at venues that include Bayard Cutting Arboretum, the Bay Shore Band Shell, the LI Maritime Museum, and the Westfield Mall.

CLICK HERE » Upcoming Performance Listing

» 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. CLICK HERE to express interest.

» School of Cultural Arts

CLICK HERE to see class offerings

The IAC School of Cultural Arts offers fine art, music, and yoga classes for adults and children, all taught by professionals in their fields. With the rise of Covid, the School is offering online courses in addition to in-person classes at the Gallery. Members of the Islip Arts Council are entitled to a discount on classes.

BE A PART OF OUR 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?

Islip Arts Council seeks talented artists and teachers to be part of our School of Cultural Arts. Email a proposal for a class or workshop to us. CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.

» Art Exhibitions

Islip Arts Council presents shows at the IAC Gallery in the Westfield Mall, and at other locations across Long Island.

CLICK HERE » Entry Forms & Payment Link
CLICK HERE » Registry of Artists


From art exhibitions and cultural arts classes of all kinds to an ambitious free concert series, Islip Arts Council offers programs designed to be enjoyed by patrons of all ages and interests.




Annual Free Concerts

For over 40 years, the Islip Arts Council has been presenting free concerts.

Free Concert Series

Performances take place at the Upper Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River.

Video Concert Series

Available 24/7 on IslipArts Live Youtube Channel

Free Concert Series

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

Shows at the Gallery

Changing exhibitions are on view at the IAC Gallery, Westfield Mall, Bay Shore.

islip arts council gallery

Now open in the Westfield Mall, Bay Shore. Located next to Dick's Sporting Goods.

Islip Arts Council Gallery

Celebrating Cultural Heritage at the Gallery in the Westfield Mall, Bay Shore. Located next to Dick's Sporting Goods.

Open Call at the Gallery

Islip Arts Council hosts open calls at the Gallery throughout the year.

School of Cultural Arts

Now offering Live Classes at the Gallery. Members of the Islip Arts Council receive discounted rates.

The Teeny Awards Live!

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

The Teeny Awards Live!

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 Master Classes online. Members of the Islip Arts Council receive discounted rates.

registry of artists

The Islip Arts Council's 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. Become an Artist Member for a nominal fee. To contact the Arts Council CLICK HERE


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

Become a member today and your 100% tax-deductible donation 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?


• Exclusive Members Only Pricing
• Discounts on purchases in the IAC Gallery Gift Shop (10% discount)
• Discounts on lectures, workshops, teas, and luncheons (10% discount)
• Advance notice & invitations to openings, art exhibitions, workshops & more

Contact Your Elected Officials

Let your town supervisor and county legislator know 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.


"My vision is for the arts to be accessible to everyone on Long Island."

Lynda Moran
Director, 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
President, Islip Arts Council

"Art gives form to our inner world and wings to our dreams. The arts are a necessary expression of the soul and IAC strives to facilitate that expression."

LuAnn Palazzo
Advisory Board Member, Islip Arts Council


Islip Arts Council at the IAC Gallery, Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY (Next to Dick's Sporting Goods) / 631-888-3525

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am–4pm, Closed Sunday and Monday

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.